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NBD: Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Star Bass II

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JMPGuitars, Dec 17, 2017.


  1. JMPGuitars

    JMPGuitars Guitar Nerd Commercial User

    Apr 22, 2015
    Massachusetts
    Owner of JMP Guitars
    I wasn't going to post this one, but, I'm a little too in awe of this thing not to share. I just got this yesterday, it's unbelievable. I set it up with my happy nylon tapewound strings, and even though the B string doesn't fit so well (I have medium scale strings on the way), action and intonation, playing, etc... are amazing. I think the medium scale works better for me, so 5 strings are actually an option now.

    Mandatory kitchen floor photos:



     
  2. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Congrats! She is a beauty
     
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  3. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Insane.
     
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  4. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    I've got a 4 string model, these things kill. I didn't think I would like the flatter radius but that neck is so sweet I don't even notice. Quite possibly the best semi hollow made right now.
     
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  5. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    WoW!!!
     
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  6. JMPGuitars

    JMPGuitars Guitar Nerd Commercial User

    Apr 22, 2015
    Massachusetts
    Owner of JMP Guitars
    I had no idea about the radius until I was setting it up, but it doesn't bother me at all either (I actually like it). It plays like butter and sounds soooo good. What's your 4 string look like?
     
  7. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    Same as yours one less string. mine isn't a custom shop, however it has some custom shop hardware that the standards don't generally come with, may have been a special order or just some upgrades by previous owner, either way its a great bass, I am very impressed every time I pick it up.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2017
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  8. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Gorgeous! I shutter to think what it must have cost. :eek:
     
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  9. JMPGuitars

    JMPGuitars Guitar Nerd Commercial User

    Apr 22, 2015
    Massachusetts
    Owner of JMP Guitars
    Here's the thing that kills me- the case for this thing weighs 41 POUNDS! You'd think they'd put some casters on it. The case is living in the closet, but still. ;)
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2017
  10. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Arlington,Tx
    Roscoe Basses, 64 Audio IEM, SIT Strings
    Had one and never should have sold it. But I’m dumb. Insanely cool basses.
     
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  11. 68Goldfish

    68Goldfish Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Port Orchard WA
    Wow, that is some serious cool there!
     
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  12. byoung93888

    byoung93888 Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Asheville, NC
    Congrats, looks awesome!
     
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  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    nice looking ax! congrats on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  14. JMPGuitars

    JMPGuitars Guitar Nerd Commercial User

    Apr 22, 2015
    Massachusetts
    Owner of JMP Guitars
    Thanks! My La Bella medium scale nylon tapewound strings came in today. The bass is happier now (I had long scale strings on it). I really like the medium scale and neck radius, it feels very natural for me. Maybe playing guitar for 25 years before getting serious about bass has something to do with that.
     
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