Originally Posted by RJMiller
Read the sticky and did a search, but didn't find an answer to my question. If there is a thread, I missed it - didn't enter the correct search terms?
Bought a used Warrior - no serial number. Contacted Warrior and JD suggested I send it in for "Warrior Care". I has a few cosmetic issues and considering it is a hard to come by seven string I am thinking of paying for Warrior Care and a refinish with the current oil finish JD recommends.
It has Bartolini pickups and the 4 knob preamp layout with stacked treble/bass and three position mid freguency switch.
JD also suggested that the preamp be updated to the 2012 preamp that has "tighter mids and punchier lows".
Has anyone updated the "old" preamp for the 2012 Warrior preamp? Much difference? Worth the cost ($290 or $190 if you pay for Warrior Care.) The tone I prefer is very open and full spectrum - perhaps piano like - dark and resonant, but not tubby. (But, trying to describe tone may be absolutely worthless.)
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
I'm a warrior fanatic but have had alot of high end basses. Over the years, I have had 14 warriors and another is coming straight from JD this wednesday.
This will sound absolutely lame but I cant really tell a difference with a newer preamp. Every Warrior, old and new, that I have had has 3 band active eq. I am the guys selling the 5 on TB now.
I generally get my tone from placing my right hand in different areas and not keeping it in 1 spot. That with the woods, with the 3 band eq gives me personally any tone I want. I currently have about 5 warriors. Good luck.