Warwick broadnecks; what have you seen?

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  1. gscroggin

    gscroggin Supporting Member

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    I'm a huge fan and player, and have owned two Thumb BO broadneck 6's. Over the years I've seen a number of 5 and 6 Thumb broadnecks on the used market, but not much else. I've always wanted a Dolphin 5 or 6 broad, but only ever seen one used...a 5 on eBay that I still kick myself for not finding a way to purchase! The pics on Warwick's site of Dick Lovgren's Dolphin's are to die for.

    I've never seen a Fortress or Doublebuck broad...what models have any of you Warwick fans seen, touched, or owned?
     
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    All Streamer Stage 1's in 5 and 6 string are Broadneck (20mm) as standard...so I've played quite a few of those, as well as the Thumb and Thumb SingleCut Broadnecks. Aside from those, the Streamer LX is ordered with the Broadneck option fairly often. I play 6'ers...so I love the wider spacing... as well as the Steve Bailey bass, which has an 18.5mm spacing. Dick Lövgren's Dolphin's are incredible, indeed!
     
  3. Ethereal Thorn

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    My next purchase will be a $$ corvette fretless broadneck 6er. If they made a fretless broadneck 35" scale 7-string $$ I'd sell my kidneys to obtain it.
     
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    Last I checked (which was about 2 years ago) the $$ is not offered in a broadneck, due to the pickups. Hopefully they have some of the MM pickups to allow it in a broadneck option.
     
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    I have Thumb 5 BO with the broadneck. I love it, most people think it looks like a baseball bat.
     
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    Ethereal Thorn,

    We've made a Thumb 7-string for Jeoron Thesseling, 34" scale:

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    The issue with the broadneck $$ would be the pickups...but it certainly would be amazing!
     
  8. gscroggin

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    I was wondering if the JPT model was broad...I recalled reading that it was. Beeeeautiful!

    As for the MM pickups, I know Nordstrand makes them wide enough. Perhaps you could go the retrofit route (pun intended).
     
  9. Ethereal Thorn

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    That is a stunning bass but alas is way out of my price range the most I could swing selling all my non warwick bass gear would be $2,500-$3,000 I cant bring my self to sell my 5-string Fna jazzman or my fretless 6-string Corvette Std. I still would want a 35" scale for my low B string. I dig everything else about that beast tho.Maybe in 10 years after I save enough ill be able to afford my own Warwick custom ;)
     
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    Do they? I don't see ANY 6 string MM pickups on Carey's site. Custom order, perhaps? It would be cool to have a broadneck $$ and if you can have custom pups wound, it "might" be worth it.
     
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    You're right, I actually thought better of my initial post after posting...:rollno: Here's the deal;

    I have a MM5.2 pickup in the "Lakland - Wide" format on a 19+ mm spaced 5 string that I built. IMO the pickup would definitely fit the 20 mm Warwick's.

    That said, we're talking about a 6 vs. a 5 here. Back when I ordered this from BestBassGear, the person I spoke with indicated that Nordstrand would likely be open to the idea of making a 6 string version of the pickup. That was several years ago so who really knows now. Sorry for any confusion on my part :D
     
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    ...so I'm guessing this thread I started also aligned the cosmos or something because I just landed this!

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    It popped up on eBay last week and what do you know, I just happened to be selling a ton of crap on eBay myself. Stayed up 'till 2 AM waiting to battle it out with other eBayers, but low and behold it was only me!

    I've been wanting a 5 string Dolphin since I first saw a dude playing one on a late night show (Letterman or Arsenio?) back around 1990. Once I discovered I was a wide spacing guy, it's been a battle ever since to land a broadneck on the used market.

    I forwarded off the auction pics to Warwick and they responded with the following info:

    Bass: Dolphin Pro I 5 string
    Serial Number: C 024 91
    Year: 1991
    Month: March
    Number: 024
    Neck Wood: Wenge Wood with Azelia Strips
    Fingerboard: Wenge Wood with Dolphin Inlays, mother of pearl
    Frets: Bronze Warwick Frets
    Nut: Just a Nut Brass Version
    Neck construction: NeckThrough, hidden Neck construction
    Body: 3 pcs. Boire Wood, solid
    Surface: Oil Finish / BeeWax
    Pickups: 2 passive Bartolini Humbuckers
    Electronic: 2 Band electronic by MEC
    Hardware: Black Hardware by Warwick
    Made in Germany / 08258 Markneukirchen

    I'm so excited to receive the bass, it's currently enroute. This is a life long dream! I'll post better pics once I receive it and get it all waxed up and shiny :hyper:
     
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    That is absolutely beautiful gscroggin! Congratulations on acquiring something you've been thinking about for so long! Enjoy!
     
  16. Zarathustra3

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    I love those bartolini pickups.
     
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    I always wanted a wenge fingerboard. How does that wenge neck feel. BTW congrats that is a sick bass.
     
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    Dolphin Droooool!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Cool! I just noticed you mentioned a Dolphin 6. I wonder if a Dolphin 6 is possible through the Warwick custom shop. I was under the impression a Dolphin 5 would be the maximum.
     

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