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New dean bass... or is it a warwick?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by deftim69, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. deftim69


    Jun 11, 2003
    Found this on the 'bay and could not believe it. Looks a little to much like a thumb bass. What do you guy's think?
  2. darkfish01


    Feb 11, 2005
    San Marcos, Tx
    Nice link.
  3. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Yes it does, but then again, Warwick copied one of their most successful designs from Spector, so it's karma, I guess. :ninja:
  4. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    Actually the Dean's body style reminds me of JP basses more than a Warwick.
  5. Yes, that is indeed a Dean.
  6. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    Holy christ.. thats such a blatant copy its like... the thumb bass mixed in with a bit of dolphin..
  7. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Wouldn;t mind trying one of those. I like the string spacing...
  8. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Woodchuck has one, and says it's quite nice.
  9. I'd like to try one of those out, probably in a 4 string.
  10. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Yah, I saw that awhile back- looks better than most warwicks IMO, and it doesn't have that nasty MEC singlecoil!
  11. tekhna


    Nov 7, 2004
    They are really cool! Great playing (and sounding) bass for not a whole lot. IMHO.
  12. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Ive played a 5 string one of those deans. Wasnt bad.,
  13. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
    That would make it the "thumphin"...wouldn't it?
  14. I've actually played one of them. They sound really nice, kind of like a stringray, only warmer, and they're pretty comfortable to play.
  15. Basshole

    Basshole Banned

    Jan 28, 2005
    ...With a MM pickup stuck on it.

  16. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Jacob Moore Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    It's actually not a copy of a Thumb. It made me think of a Thumb when I first saw one too, though. I can't remember the name of the company, but I came across a custom builder whose bass was EXACTLY the same body style as that Dean. The Dean and Thumb are close, but this one was exact.

  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Like a Thumb and a Dolphin had a baby.

    Like Washburn with their Jerzy Drozd copy.