Quickfire poll: Stingray 5 HH v Warwick Corvette $$

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NeonVomit, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. New Stingray 5 HH of your choice

    6 vote(s)
  2. Used Warwick $$ Corvette in a colour you like for 600-700 less

    12 vote(s)
  1. NeonVomit


    Jan 29, 2013
    Before we get into all that, yes, they're quite different basses. Both have 2 MM pickups, both are bolt-on, but that's it really.

    It's just I found a really good deal on a used German-made Corvette in almost perfect condition in the exact colour I like - a good 600-700 cheaper than a new Stingray (haven't come across any comparable deals on the 'Ray.)

    I've tried both and like both. I'm a big Warwick fan already so I'd feel like it was a safer bet, but I'm not sure if I'd rather have something totally different in my collection to begin with. I tried them about 3-4 months apart though so a direct A/B isn't really doable (couldn't find a store that had both in at the same time!) but they both left a good impression on me. Well-made, solid instruments.

    If I go for the Warwick, it will have to be SOON - within the next week.

    What are peoples' experiences with both? What would YOU go for in terms of long-term GAS relief?

    Edit: I'm also looking to add a NEO115 to my rig soon, so economically the Warwick is also the more tempting option...
  2. NeonVomit


    Jan 29, 2013
    Bump for the US crowd! Whaddyall think?
  3. NeonVomit


    Jan 29, 2013
  4. sonicnuance

    sonicnuance Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 30, 2003
    California, USA
    Engineer & Owner, Sonic Nuance Electronics
    While I personally love Musicman basses, based on your familiarity with Warwick and the cost difference, I would recommend getting the $$. The Stingray (as you mentioned) is quite different. Either way you cannot lose.
  5. IncX


    Jul 23, 2007
    i have never tried a corvette $$, but my experience with an MM5, was bad. i found it clacky as hell. i spent more time controlling my technique than actually having fun. i was turned off with 3 band MM's, until i (accidentally) bought a 30th anniv ray 4. night and day difference.

    i dont think theres another bass as clacky as an MM5, so a wick $$ couldnt be possibly be bad
  6. Andyman001

    Andyman001 moderation must be taken with a grain of salt

    Feb 11, 2010
    S/E Idaho
    I have a Corvette Std. (Ash) and a SR5HH. I like them both, But the SR is about 3 lbs heavier if that matters.
  7. sonicnuance

    sonicnuance Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 30, 2003
    California, USA
    Engineer & Owner, Sonic Nuance Electronics
    It has been my experience that the weight of bass guitars varies a LOT from instrument to instrument. So I wouldn't make a decision based on weight unless you know the actual weight of the two instruments.
  8. Inter-Bass


    May 18, 2014
    Memphis TN
    Warwick are better (slightly) quality than music man and more bang for your buck. The laminated necks are very stiff and stable, the woods are top quality, they growl man! Take the wick!
  9. Happynoj


    Dec 5, 2006
    I like turtles.
    I voted for the Warwick. I may have some bias.
  10. NeonVomit


    Jan 29, 2013
    Thanks guys! I'll pull the trigger on... something very soon.
  11. Goatrope


    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    Cool. A great deal on a 'Vette is hard to pass up. I'm a fan of both Warwick and EBMM. My boss gave me a surprise bonus and I used it on this one.


    Very happy. I would vote MM if this dumb IOS would allow it. :)

    Best of luck with the 'Vette. Enjoy it!
    Rickenbottom likes this.
  12. orangejulius3

    orangejulius3 Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    La Habra CA
    I have a German Corvette $$.
    It's a nice and comfortable bass with a warm and growl tones. The pickups 3 position switch is pretty cool.

    For me though, I've been stung by a stingray and been craving that punchy tone. I've notice that the 2-band 4 string stingray is my preference.

    I say either bass would be great, but it would also benefit you to have something different in the stable.
  13. ale_vanlager

    ale_vanlager Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2004
    Frederick, MD
    I've had both an SR4 HH and a $$. Did not care for the HH pickups. The $$ to me was more flexible due to the ability to switch pickups to series or parallel. While I sold both basses, I only miss the $$.