Apologies to Warwick fans

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lunatique, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Lunatique

    Lunatique Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2007
    Lincoln, CA
    After a lot of drama following the purchase of my Warwick, I finally got all the problems taken care of, and my $$ is finally sounding like the beast it was born and bred to be.

    Couple of pics (this is before I repaired the switch on it):


    I had to replace a broken switch that was damaged during shipping (did it myself since I'm too cheap to pay for someone else to repair it), removed all the rust with a rust remover (the original owner did not take care of it) and replace the strings (the supposedly new strings the original owner put on it a month ago sounded deader than a....I dunno, a plate of sashimi?). But after all that work, my Warwick's finally sounding like how it's supposed to. My neighbor's going to hate me even more now. As if my drums and guitars and keyboards aren't enough to keep him from watching his TV in peace... :spit:

    Prior to getting it all fixed up, I had major GAS for either a Bongo or a Stringray (or even an Ibanez SR505) because I could not get the $$ to put out that metallic punch I wanted. Turned out it was the strings--I installed a pack of DR HI-BEAM's on it and BANG! Instant metallic punch.

    I want to apologize to all the Warwick fans for all the negative vibe I caused in my other threads, and I want to thank everyone for helping this newbie out.

    I'm happy to say, my transition from guitar to bass has been quite smooth (just as I suspected), and I think people who are already decent guitar players in general can shave off at least a couple of years of the beginner uphill climb when picking up the bass. So many techniques are used by both instruments and I actually find that I prefer the bigger movements I can make on the bass--it's more fun to play for me. Going back to the guitar I feel like I'll break the strings too easily, and all the movements are so dainty... :D
  2. guitars feel like toys compared to a bass
  3. Fishbrain


    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    quality axe man!
  4. Earwigger

    Earwigger I'm a Roland man now.

    Aug 23, 2005
    Cleveland, Ohio
    The $$ have incredible tones available. I was playing one for hours at GC until the sales guys made me leave because the store was closing. A very fine bass, and one I hope to one day own. The neck is great, the electronics are powerful without being esoteric, and the tones are all usable. Reminds me a LOT of G&L 2500 controls, but a lot easier to dial in. The pickup switches are Single Coil/Dual Coil/?????? right? I know on the last setting they gain a ton of volume, which leads me to believe it might be Parallel/Series toggle.
  5. Bass4LifeRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    Generally, I'm glad you have the sense to apologize after being a drama queen. We only want happy stories and pics of basses here. Next time take your drama elsewhere, but your pics right here :D :bag:
  6. Stuggi

    Stuggi Guest

    May 7, 2006
    Pietarsaari, Finland
    That's a problem tithe G&L L2kx basses, their controls are a bit hard to figure out if you haven't spent some time with 'em. After that they get real simple. :D
  7. you're correct, in the bottom it's series, middle parallel and up single coil. I love my 4 string one :)
  8. Fishbrain


    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    i've got the FNA jazzman which has the same switch (i think) but i've never really understood what this means. could someone explain in laymans terms please?
  9. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    I'm happy to read that your Wick is now back up to speed!
  10. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck Guest

    Sep 26, 2000
    Hi-Beams on the $$ is a great combo. Nothing takes the life out of a bass like old, dead strings.
  11. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    That reminds me of one of the Mick Mars chapters in Motley Crue's The Dirt. Why should TV win against music? Why can't I complain that the neighbor's TV is too loud and I can't hear my music? Why do we the musicians always have to concede to the TV?

    In any case, it's amazing what a good Warwick can do when it's fixed up, loved, and set up to your liking. Mojo-licious.
  12. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    I agree totally, but I know a couple guys who hate how their basses sound until the strings are at least a month old...
  13. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    A friend of mine refuses to change the strings on his Thumb BO 4 because he loves the sound of it with the old, dead ones on it.
  14. woah, it's pretty rare we see people giving public excuses like this nowadays. Very nice to hear.
  15. ggunn


    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I would class it as a retraction rather than an excuse.