Better Deal?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by belair57, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. As you may or may not know I'm trying to trade my MM Sterling for a nice 5 string. Of all the offers I have received, the two basses I like are a brand new G&L L2500 and an old Warwick Corvette FNA 5 w? the all wenge neck and the all SD electronics. I have played an L2000 and an FNA 5 at different times and I like them both. Value-wise which is the better choice? Also, which one would you pick(please don't answer if your a Warwick hater like a lot of people b/c I like em)
    There's a pic of the Warwick.
  2. Here's a pic of the G&L. The things I'm most worried about between the two basses are string spacing and the clarity and punchiness of the B string.
  3. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    Me myself would probably go for the G & L because of the fact that it is one of the most versatile basses, and that everyone likes a brand new bass, that hasnt gone through the use of another person. The warwick is probably very playable, and could do most you wanted it to, but the G & L still probably will do more. The decision is up to you, but the L2500 is a nice bass.
  4. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Inactive

    Jun 10, 2001
    G&L. It will be MUCH more versatile with the 2 p/u's. And it looks better.
  5. Let me clarify that. It's a 2001 model which has been played by someone else. They are possibly going to trade me.

    I've always loved the FNA anyway and the main reason I'm leaning towards it is the guy that owns it live about 30 minutes from me so I could go and try it out.
  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    You...I don't know...plan on keeping one of these? :D
  7. I know, I know. I almost trade basses as often as Nino buys one. The first trade was cuz I didn't like the ALembic and I wanted something more traditional, now it's cuz I want a Five string.
  8. Oysterman

    Oysterman Guest

    Mar 30, 2000
    I would buy an amp. ;)
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Arnold Drumand voice on:
    Whacu talkin' 'bout, WILLIS!!!
    Arnold Drumand voice off:

    It's a tough choice when you like both basses you're thinking of getting. Just get both & you'll have 2 great 5's. :p

    I'd personally go w/the L-2500. I already have an L-2500 & it's great. I MIGHT put it on eBay because I saw a really nice 4 string Sadowsky @ Rogers shop a few weeks ago, but that's a different storry.:D :eek:
  10. WHAT, I love my amp. Anyway, I don't have a lot of money.
  11. I'd go with the G&L. Yes, I don't like Warwick, but I do like G&L, and I've played that exact same bass, finish and all. The B string was good, the string spacing was fairly narrow, as far as I can remember a little narrower than an Ibanez BTB. The thing rocked for tone, but I've read a lot about G&L shielding issues. Maybe you should look into this?

    I don't like Warwick, but both are fine basses.