Both are good basses but basically it comes down to whatever you personally like the best. We can recommend things but you'll only know when you actually have them in your hands whether you like them or not. Bass preference is a very personal thing. I love the feel of the Sterlings (and have owned one) but I just can't get along with the tone. It just doesn't fit what I hear in my head as "my" bass tone. So get out there and try some stuff out.