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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 0scar, Apr 18, 2005.
on a Fender?
Which fender? And which warwick are you trying to mimic?
Marcus Miller and Corvette
Well, I can't actually help you, I just thought I'd get that from you so someone can . Good luck,
if you want a warwickish clunk...i'd say buy a warwick it's what i plan on doing
Also, if you can, define your "clunk" or give band/song references, so we can help better...
Some EMGs or MECs might get you close, but the missing factor would be the bell brass frets and the woods.
Ryan Martini from Mudvayne's warwick sounds great.
I have a rockbass, and I like the sound, but I also like the Marcus Miller bass which I plan on buying.
Both obviously have a different sound/fell, so I was wondering if any of you knew a way I could kind of warwick-out my future Miller bass soundwise? It doesn't have to be a full change, I don't want that. Just kind of have that semi-loose, slappy bright feel of a Warwick opposed to the warm, soft sound of a Fender
Not to be disrespectful, but I thought I read that there is no such thing as "bell brass" and it's actually like, colored normal fret wire? I may be mistaken though...
If you want a warwick sound from a jazz as opposed to the traditional fender tone, I'd say just get a standard jazz rather than a marcus miller model. I wouldn't think it'd be worth it to get one if you're going to completely change the sound. You might have more luck finding some different pickups for your rockbass.
Ray, I'm pretty sure it's actually brass. On my bass at least, if it's not kept perfectly clean it tarnishes slightly like only brass does.
If you have ever seen unlcean warwick frets, you can see the corrosion from the copper content.
Ok, I'll be the first to admit it, here's the quote I was thinking of when I said that:
Sorry guys, my mistake.
I'd imagine the MM Fender is a good start being ash-bodied (a bit closer to the Warwick tone than alder). I'd say get some hotter, sharper pickups (MECs?) and maybe swap out the preamp.
My Warwick had to be refretted after 3 months, the humidty we get during summer in MD turned the frets BLACK. Then the neck warped and the body swelled and cracked. If you live in MD do not buy a Warwick unless you plan on keeping it in your fridge.
Back to the topic at hand: none of my stainless fretted guitars have done this, so there is really a difference in the fret materials.
Sorry to hear that...
It looks like there are huge shifts in humidity where you are - I think you're better off with closed finishes, but I think you already know that.
Keeping it in a fridge isn't the solution, it rather needs even humidity all year round - so in a very humid summer, it needs a drier place.