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1986 Warwick?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by XPshychoticXPyr, May 17, 2004.

  1. So ive spotted a 1986 Warwick Thumb neck through bass at a music store. They want 1300 for it its in perfect condition and i have yet to get to play on it hardcore...i need to show them i have money before i can do that. What can i be told about pre-1990 warwicks...i love warwick sound so what do yall say?

  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    thumbs up.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    pre-90s smoke the new stuff.
  4. vacman


    Mar 8, 2004
    portland, or
    :D Plug that thumb into an SVT and beware of falling ceeling tiles...pre 90 Warwicks are the BOMB IMHO. :bassist:
  5. So does anyone need an SWR/Ampeg/MTD bass/amp?


    P.S. Im going to get pics now that ill uplaod for yall. Ill be back in about an hour.
  6. maxbass


    May 22, 2002
    Milano Italy
    Those are great basses.
    Maybe for hardcore EMG is better than Bartolini
  7. Ya the stupid sale guy quoted the wrong price he gave me the price for a thumb bolt on not a neck through. The bass is actually 2400...a bit out of my reach =(.

  8. Limo


    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    I hate when this happens, it's happened to me a lot.:mad:
  9. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    there's a law against stating a price and then changing it.

    it is called "bait and switch".

    i'd hold the store to it.

    just a thought.

  10. Ya i was all giddy like a little school girl too...

    Na i dont wanna try it it would not get me anywhere except having the store hate me. The guy made a mistake thats all it just sucks for me heh.

  11. Hurley


    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    I'd be giddy too. The said price was great for a new/recent one, and amazing for a vintage. I'm sorry it didn't work out. :(

    I miss my Warwick now...

  12. bigbajo60


    Nov 7, 2003
    Laredo, Texas
    I owned a 1988 Warwick Thumb Bass for about 13 years, till I had to sell it (don't ask).

    It still ranks as one of the top three basses I've ever played in my life. I would imagine that an 86 is just that much more special.

    The Warwicks that I've tried out recently just don't hold a candle to that '88. And I mean in both craftsmanship and playability.

    Every once in a while, I wish I still had it. :(
  13. then buy it - I play all styles on mine - rock and jazz, funk - anything - it's a dream slap-machine plus it's awesome for solo stuff being so easy to play - it's a 1990 model - have a look:

    <img src=http://www.munkio.com/music/warwick%20pics/bass_portrait.jpg>

    IMHO The new Warwick's really don't have the same level of craftsmanship and I have seen very few new ones that have the tone and character of any thing made around 90 - 91 - or before. I knew a guy who had an absolutely gorgeous 1988 fretless Streamer - that would be my dream addition to my bass set up...oh well - in short BUY IT!!!