Today i played a 4 and 5 string version of these. I will just review the 4 string because they were essentially the same, minus the B string, and ill just say, it was good. Anyway, the 4 string, it was black (5 was red) and the black looked very nice. The neck was just like any other warwick, although might i add that the ovangkol keeps getting uglier and uglier. :< The body was the swamp ash that theyre using now, although its still pretty heavy for swamp ash. It was comfy though. Alright so it played well, coulda been set up better (had straight neck, no buzz, coudla lowered action even more) but it played fine. Slap tone, sounds just like every other warwick ive played. Sadly i thought this thign was gonna blow me away, but it was just over all, mmm warwick normal. Fingerstyle was very punchy. Im sure if i had more time to figure out the EQ settings i coulda dialed in a nice tone, but it was punchy and bassy. More mellow actually than other warwicks, less growl, more yum. So i think due to the pickup location the slap tone could be better on other basses, but the fingerstyle tone was very punchy and warm. I still have yet to play any bass that id take over my musicman sterling, they jsut feel so , quality goodness. The necks, mm. Today i played a Ken Smith (that was nice but im not into 6 strings) a pedulla fretless ( best fretless ive ever played) and lots of fenders that are all blahhh, hate the necks and fingerboards and frets.meh. The end.