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is it just me?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by westendrioter29, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. is it just me or are warwicks heavy basses. i picked one up todat at gc and i was like o sh**. i would think it would be uncomfortable to play standing up. well just my oppinion
  2. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    No not just you, they are neck heavy basses, but not UNBEARABLE.
  3. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Some are heavier than others--depends on the model. What did you play?

  4. i dont remember what nodle but all i know is that it was heavy and that i loved to play it.
  5. hmm...probably their small size accounts to the weight...
  6. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Yeah, I agree. I've played some Warwick Thumb bolt-ons that have been heavier than six-strings form other companies. A good wide strap will take a lot of that weight away, though.
  7. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    awww, come on....they're not that heavy
  8. TRU


    Apr 12, 2002
    Northern Europe
    The bubinga bodies are heavy indeed. Maybe that is why the thumb is so small bodied?
  9. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
    After picking up a Warwick for the first time the other day, I'd have to agree. But they're not as heavy as the T-40.
  10. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    sissys. :p

    my SSII clocks in at right around 12 lbs. about 1lb heavier than my thumb NT. but it has perfect balance so it feels like it weighs much less.
  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I think Jason's got a valid point. When they balance correctly, they seem MUCH lighter. I know a thumb feels heavy because it's not balanced well, but other models feel pretty darned light, even though spec check makes them at nearly the same weight.
  12. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    It's all about the balance. my p-bass is way heavyer than my ATK, But the atk starts to feel heavy after while, think it's the neck on this thing, my shoulder feels like it's going to fall off, never happened with my p. But the Streamers i can take, but those thumbs are a little off balanced.
  13. Some people may disagree with me, but when I first picked up my MIM deluxe Jazz, I thought it was going to kill my back, but after a year of heavy playing, I still don't notice the weight. like Jason said, its all about balance.