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Warwick German Double Buck 4 String - Convert it to BEAD?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Da Funky Fish, Feb 22, 2014.


  1. Greetings,
    I have an Ibanez SR 5 string and a Fender Am Std P Bass 5. I like my Fender 4's but the 5 string plays like a tractor. I do not play my Warwick Double Buck 4 starring often so I am considering having it setup as BEAD, and then maybe trade up my 5 stringers.

    I would assume this Warwick would be cool set up BEAD - anyone have any experience with 4 string Warwicks converted to BEAD?
     
  2. Bump

    I found a Warwick Taranis which I may purchase since it is BEAD out of the box. Is it worth it to buy that bass or just convert my EADG double buck and see how that goes?
     
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  4. punkjazzben

    punkjazzben Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Australia
    Do the strings first. Cheaper and if it works for you, that's the end of it.

    Just buy a five string set and put the G aside. You shouldn't need to adjust the nut to accommodate the B string, but try to find a lighter gauge set just in case. The Warwick bridge likes tapered B strings, if I remember correctly.
     
  5. Systolic

    Systolic Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Madison,Wisconsin
    Warwick does like the tapered B string at some point. A .125 normal B was fine, but a.130 needed to be tapered. Just buy singles of your (generally) favorite string at BassStringsOnline.
     



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