Warwick Alien Acoustic bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Jul 18, 2004.


  1. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

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    Has anyone ever played one? How are they? Just gimme details and such :p.
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange

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    Best acoustic bass guitar I've ever played. They are killer. I don't care for the thumb rest, but other than that I had no complaints. Too bad they discontined them; they were fun while they lasted.
  3. _j_

    _j_

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    Where'd you hear they discontinued them? It doesn't say they've been discontinued on http://www.warwickbass.com
  4. freshmeat1989

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    under "Alien Stage Acoustic" it says "Not Currently in Production" in bold and italics. Open your eyes! :D
  5. Aaron Saunders

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    Psh! That just means they don't make 'em anymore, not that they're discontinued.

    ...waaaaaait a second!
  6. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

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    That's for the bassists under that text, silly.
  7. _j_

    _j_

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    I see what you're talking about on http://www.warwickbass.com/basses/, but i thought that applied to the basses listed under that - on each of their individual pages they say "Out of production".
  8. freshmeat1989

    freshmeat1989

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    Ah, I see what you mean, and how easily someone could make that mistake, and now I'm confused. :p
  9. Lockout

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    Yeah it does look nice, but I could never really figure out why they bothered giving it 24 frets.

    It seems like the last 4-5 frets would be rather hard to reach. :)
  10. _j_

    _j_

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    Sent them an email about it a little while ago, I'll let you know what they say.
  11. jammadave

    jammadave

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    I second Benjamin - best acoustic bass I've ever played. Problem for me was, I didn't play it often enough to keep it around. FanTAStic for Cure tunes, which was basically all I used it to play =0)
  12. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

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    The basses "Not currently in production" applies to the basses under that. The Alien is still in production, which is urther indicated by the fact that its still on the price list :rolleyes: :p
  13. freshmeat1989

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    Sweet man thanks.

    mutantbassist: it was a joke, hence the :D
  14. _j_

    _j_

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    Here's they said:

    Guess I'll have to search all over for a used one to try out...
  15. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

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  16. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Supporting Member

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    Anybody seen one of these lately? I am gassing for one right now!
  17. MD

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  18. WarwickOfficial

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  19. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    They have both a Warwick and Rockbass Alien 6. I have the RB Alien 6 on order for a tentative March 2013 delivery. I ordered mine at Bass Alien during Black Friday when they had a 15% discount promo.
  20. Buslady7803

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    Aliens are alive and well; I want one!!!

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