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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?
  3. punkjazzben


    Jun 26, 2008
    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.
  4. Systolic

    Systolic Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    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.