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FNA naming

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Anarchyok, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Why did Warwick call it a FNA Jazzman or indeed the earlier FNA. Is an FNA somehow different to a Corvette (apart from the pickups?) I'm just confused why it wasn't named a Corvette Jazzman.
  2. According to my (inside sources), Warwick held a contest to rename a model, the winning name was "Altus".

    Unfortunately, they did not research the name very well, and it was trademarked by another company for a totally unrelated product. However, said company requested they not use the name "Altus", via a lawyer (with all said implications).

    So, "FNA" is an acronym for "F***n' Not Altus".

    ...and yes, I'm actually serious.

  3. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Question is... what would Warwick say if you asked them?
  4. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    That alone makes me want one. :D
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  6. haha thanks guys...i've posted it on the warwick forum so hopefully someone there can confirm whats been said here. I just find it interesting then, that only certain variants of the Corvette became an FNA. Anyway....
  7. Triclops

    Triclops Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    so to us canadians, FNA means f***** "A" ?
  8. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    The first time I played one I thought to myself "FNA, that's a nice bass"... I figured that's how it got named...by folks playing it and saying the same thing.
  9. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    I've seen the story confirmed by Warwick before.

    I played an Altus, it was sweet!

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