G&l or Warwick... or Warwick

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cheappoison, Dec 20, 2013.


  1. Cheappoison

    Cheappoison

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    I have been looking at 3 basses that i was hoping to get some input on.

    A g&l Tribute L2500
    A 02 Warwick corvette proline
    A warwick Streamer Pro-M

    I can have the Tribute for 375€ and the corvette and streamer would run me somewhere from 500-550€.
    So personally I am leaning one of the warwicks, but they are just so far away from me that i don't want to go there and then be dissapointed. But overall I think the warwick are better value but the l2500 seems very loved aswell.

    So i was hoping if some people could chime in on these basses and i was hoping that someone could also give me some comparisons between the proline and the pro-m. They are quite different and especially the pro-m is a configurations that seems pretty weird to me.
  2. Turxile

    Turxile

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    You know what, going there and being disappointed is better than thinking if you should have gone there....
  3. josiah goldfish

    josiah goldfish

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    Yeah, you can always return it if you don't like it. Of course you won't know whether you like it or not until you try it
  4. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

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    I've had all 3 basses with the exception of my L2500 (Which I still have!) is USA made.

    The G&L is probably the most versatile of the bunch. Active/Passive, Series/Parallel. I've not played a Tribute, but have heard positive comments for the most part.

    The Proline is a good bass. Maple instead of Bubinga, so a bit lighter in wieght and brighter in tone. A good bass, but that era was known for their Baseball bat necks, which I like. I traded mine off for a 5-String bass.

    The Pro-M is a pretty unique beast. What looks like a Humbucker, or a MusicMan pickup is actually 2 seperate Jazz pickups Siamesed together! Each pickup has a seperate 2-band preamp. The body on this one would be Flamed maple, and the neck most likely a nice thin Wenge example. I had a Fortress Masterman, which has the same electronics as the Pro-M. But for whatever reason I didn't "Bond" with the Streamer like I did with the Fortress. But it was a Very GOod, and Fairly Rare bass!

    I'd personally go Pro-M, L2500, ProLine. But I'd want to play whatever I went with first...

    Feel free to PM me if you have any further curiosity of my opinions...
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  6. Cheappoison

    Cheappoison

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    Thanks for the comments, good to hear from someone who has experience with all 3 of them.

    Anymore people who want to chime in?

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