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New Playing Ramp - Warwick Streamer Stage II 5 String

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowfreqfreak, Jan 1, 2012.


  1. lowfreqfreak

    lowfreqfreak

    Jul 1, 2001
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses, GHS Strings
    Check out the wenge ramp I made for my 2007 Streamer Stage II 5 string.

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  2. Pardon my ignorance, but I see a lot of basses with these added blocks of wood near the pickups. Why?
     
  3. lowfreqfreak

    lowfreqfreak

    Jul 1, 2001
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses, GHS Strings
    No problem, Chub! I'm happy to teach you about it. You should find all answers here:
    What's With The Ramp?
     
  4. I see! Thank you very much.
     
  5. lowfreqfreak

    lowfreqfreak

    Jul 1, 2001
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses, GHS Strings
    You are welcome.
     
  6. shaft311

    shaft311 Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Mt. Juliet, TN
    Does it any way affect the sound of the bass?
     
  7. MrUsefulAlien

    MrUsefulAlien

    Jun 10, 2011
    Prague, CZ
    sorry to be silly, but from the link it indicates the ramp letting you get closer to the neck, to get rounder fatter sounds...apart from looking cool, is there a purpose for it being between the two pups?
    I thought it was a midi pickup before i read closely :D
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    From the link:

    "Most bassists like to play over the pickup.
    It's a combination of having a place for your thumb and the feel of having something under your fingers. Playing only over the pickup will get you a nice punchy mid-range sound, but moving your hand around will allow you to get other types of sounds".


    The ramp gives you the feel of playing over a pickup (if you have your pickup near the strings). It keeps your fingers from going underneath the strings too far.

    When they're talking about getting closer to the neck, they mean moving your plucking hand in that general direction. As you move from the bridge pickup towards the neck, your tone will typically get fatter.
     
  9. Awesome! Can you make me one for my Warwick? :D

    Is it held in place without double-sided tape?
     
  10. MrUsefulAlien

    MrUsefulAlien

    Jun 10, 2011
    Prague, CZ
    that seems to make sense. I find myself putting my thumb on my B string when i'm not playing it....but it does look cool with the Wenge!
     
  11. lowfreqfreak

    lowfreqfreak

    Jul 1, 2001
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses, GHS Strings
    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    I don't know if I'll have time, Bass Viking.. Maybe I could. What model Warwick is it? Yes, double sided tape
     
  12. sps500

    sps500 In Memoriam

    May 19, 2008
    Very nice.......
     
  13. Don't worry about it, I wasn't being serious. I own a Warwick Infinity.
     
  14. Nick B.

    Nick B.

    Aug 11, 2009
    Canada
    Hey I know this looked familiar,
    I saw your facebook post on Warwick's page the other day.
    Looks great!
     
  15. lowfreqfreak

    lowfreqfreak

    Jul 1, 2001
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses, GHS Strings
    Right on, thanks!
     
  16. lowfreqfreak

    lowfreqfreak

    Jul 1, 2001
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses, GHS Strings
    I was skeptical at first, but it really makes the bass more comfortable to play.
     
  17. JonahTheAmazing

    JonahTheAmazing

    Dec 19, 2010
    Classy looking. The way pickup ramps should be. Not that there's anything wrong with others, but when it resembles the fingerboard, it totally clicks.

    Well done, sir!
     
  18. lowfreqfreak

    lowfreqfreak

    Jul 1, 2001
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses, GHS Strings
    I appreciate it
     
  19. barrybass33

    barrybass33 Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    westchester new york.
    Nice job on the ramp...
     
  20. lowfreqfreak

    lowfreqfreak

    Jul 1, 2001
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses, GHS Strings
    Thanks!
     

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