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Jonas Hellborg's new custom Warwick

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DaveBeny, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Jonas appeared at the EBS Bass n' Drum event in Stockholm a month ago with this bass.

    I originally posted a thread ( http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=209439&highlight=hellborg ) asking if anyone knew the builder/model (thinking it was a semi-acoustic bass).

    Thanks to the folks at EBS, who just sent me some better-quality pictures and some info.

    The bass is a solidbody custom Warwick. A complete one-off, built to Jonas' own design. Looks like it just has a single jazz pickup right against the bridge.

    The bass body is about 3.5" deep. I recently chatted with Dave Marks, another fine bassist who played at that event. He tried the bass and said "it's a heavy m**********r."

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  2. Bassosaurus


    Aug 27, 2005
    I gotta have one!

    Just kidding :p

    I don't really get it :confused: I suppose he wants it to feel, shapewise, like his ABG (only filled w/ cement :D ).

    I saw another pic of him recently w/ a custom bass, also w/ the pup right up against the bridge - that one had a bridge pup though too.
  3. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  4. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    I like all those EBS cab pointed right at the drummers head. :D
  5. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    .......................wow. One of the ONLY Warwicks I can honestly say I don't like.
  6. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    this bass should go on that thread a while back on basses good for smacking people on the head!
  7. duckbutter


    Mar 30, 2005
    I'd love to hear it too.
  8. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    i bet that thing could kill an elephant in one good whack...
  9. bassthumpa


    Aug 31, 2004
    Austin, TX
    One could definitely get some solid El Kabong action going with that thing.
  10. hmmmm...

    looks like they got that piano-like tone by sticking a warwick neck on a .... PIANO!

    "Look at thing...It's huuuge...ya know what I'm sayin'?"
    -Nicholas Cage as "Tiny Elvis" (SNL 199?)
  11. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I can't quite explain the dissapointment after reading the words "custom Warwick" and seeing that.

    I just hope he likes it :meh:
  12. MrWalker


    Apr 3, 2002
    Jonas Hellborg has always had a weird taste in basses. But I like this bass, it's got something special about it... but I think I'd prefer it to be semi-hollow... or my back would snap! ;)
  13. That is one big SLAB of wood!!!

    I'd love to see a better Pic of his WAL double neck if anyone has one. The picture on his site is pretty small, but it looks great!
  14. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    That's the only one, with the exception of the older Fortress models that had the pickguards, that I like.
  15. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
  16. AndyMan

    AndyMan Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 17, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    If your favorite bass player put strings on a turd, would you want one too?!? :eek:
  17. i think that's pretty cool looking, myself. i also like how the pup is right next to the bridge. must get a really nice stiff sound.
  18. "s**t, yeah!" :D
  19. Groundloop


    Jun 21, 2005
    I'm kinda diggin' the simplicity of it. If it were 3/4 the size it is, I'd be semi-GASsing.
  20. Personally I think that it's a pity that the horns are so small , now imagine that bass with horns say 3 times longer !! ;)