Well I have an interesting situation. Actually it isnt very interesting itspretty normal but I need your help.... And I'm one of the guys that always tells people its up to them to decide.... geez... Anyways. I cant decided between a bongo and a sterling... this is what I like about each: Bongo: 2 pups! Versatility like crazy damn HUGE bottom wicked wicked low mid punch very cool look Sterling 1 pup easy pick playing will cut through anything Plays so so quick and easy Ok when I tested them the bongo gives me a metal clank on the E and A strings. Can I assume that that is the setup or do the bongo and sterling play differently? I like to play aggressivly often with both fingers and pick. And really a clank makes bass no fun right? Right now if they wereboth in front of me I would say BONGO but what is keeping me from buying one is the playability issue... The guy at the store seemed to think it was my technique and not the bongo that clanked.... but the sterling didnt clank... soooo? I'll also be buying used, ebay, TB classifieds... somewhere, so I wont be getting these exact basses. Edit: a liitle about me: with the band, I do a lot of picking its a punk band. But at home I play a lot of finger funk/rock to go with my punk style. Thanks! And sorry for another musicman thread.