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Another Warwick question....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Optimus Prime, Nov 15, 2001.


  1. What Warwick bass is the best if you only are willing to spend around 2000$?
     
  2. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Depends on the # of Strings...
    How many do you want?
     
  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Streamer PRO M is great.
    If you can get a Warwick Dolphin Pro I thats the one to get.
    www.basscentral.com has a very nice selection of Warwicks check them out.
     
  4. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    You can get a Streamer stage II 4 string for that price from Matts Music ( www.mattsmusic.com ). I am thinking about one of those in my distant future and they had the best price.

    -KB
     
  5. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    If you could find a deal on an Infinity model, I would heartily recommend it. I've got an Infinity 5 as my main fretted right now, it's phenomenal!
    Do you need to buy new, or could you shop used?
    You'll definitely get more bass for your $ if you could buy used...
    I also found the Streamer Jazzman to be a great instrument. ALmost got one of those...
    Nice contoured body, like the thumb, but better balance.
    Thumb's are pretty nice, but you have to deal with a monster stretch to the first fret, and they tend to neck-dive, but a whole bunch of pro's seem to rely on them...
    Are there any that you can try out locally?
     
  6. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i've seen a ba-jillion dolphin 4's go for under $2k. that's what i'd get.


    mmm....dolphin.




    jason
     
  7. progplayer

    progplayer

    Nov 7, 2001
    I personally love the tone of the thumb model. Bolt on has a even chunkier tone to it but the NT (mine) has a more smooth tone to it, even the "junky" corvette standard is pretty good if you're on a budget;)

    the warwick i'd love to try and own is the dolphin model, but seeing that i'm a poor musician i'll probably never get one, unless I sell stuff....which i hate to do.

    man i wish i had a 2k budget to play with!!!!
     
  8. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk

    Oct 10, 2001
    Virginia
    The Warwick Thumb 4 is in my opinion the nicest bass they make. It does neck dive pretty bad when you strap it on and it is a bit of a reach to the first fret. It took me about three months to get used to it and now it is very comfortable. This bass is very well made and has a wonderfull rich tone. Although people are talking alot about the quality of the newer Warwicks, I compared my '98 Thumb neck-thru to a 2001 neck-thru and the only difference was the type of neck wood. The contstruction, craftsmanship and tone were all fantastic. I paid about $2000 for mine about two years ago. Good Luck!:cool:
     
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Now you played the Warwick for $2000, $4000 & $1000. If you like the one for $1000, regardless of cost, isn't that the <i>"best if you only are willing to spend around 2000$?"</i>

    I'm not really familiar w/Warwick but the ones I've played & wouldn't take unless you gave it to me for free so I could sell them on eBay.

    Play as many Warwick's as you can & when you find the one you like, compare it to as many other bass companies you can so you know you're making the right choice.

    Good luck.