Normally I like Warr Guitars, but...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Benjamin Strange, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    This one is just fugly:

    I've seen this go up for sale on Ebay several times, each time with a slightly lower price, but it's still not selling. Warr Guitars seem to have a pretty low resale value, since every single one is custom and there's no standard set of features / tunings / number of strings that most people can accept. I imagine he's going to be sitting on this one for a while.

    No sir, I do not like it.
  2. Visirale


    Mar 23, 2003
    How does one...

    But the neck is so...

    How heavy is...

  3. I don't grasp that gap in strings. Why have such a wide neck with so much empty real estate?:eyebrow:
  4. In before someone posts that tennesee 15 stringer :bag:
  5. i respect people who play 4-9 strings on the bass, THAT though, is just a monstrosity
  6. I agree, though. The SG-esque body doesn't work for me.
  7. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Yeah I really prefer the normal Warr shape.
    The big gap between string sets helps with separation of the two sides. So basically you could use distortion on the guitar side with virtually no cross talk.
    The RMC piezos are great, but you would need 2 Axon/Roland units to use it. Also if I recall that adds 2k to the price right there.
    I love my 8 string and have seen this one come up several times, the right person might pay that much but I won't, also they have to realize that if you spend that much you want to decide on the woods and options yourself.
  8. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
  9. Essthreetee


    Aug 19, 2007
    Visalia, CA
    I didn't understand it either...then I went to and watched a video of someone playing them...I get it now. I don't know if I like it, but I get it.
  10. UncleBalsamic


    Jul 8, 2007
    I think it looks kind of comfortable. Like instead of a designing it cope with the amount of strings they just stretched a bass out.
  11. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    I suppose it's a tapping instrument (mostly) but not a dual (trad & two-hand tapping) one. I do two hand tapping and chordal stuff but I'd find it restricting that the bass strings could not be played the traditional way. I'll pass
  12. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    That is just FUGLY!!! personally I still prefer the classic stick design to the Warr's attempt to look more like a guitar.
  13. Warr Guitars are so awesome, in the right hands. :)

    I think these types of instruments suffer the same re-sale issues that extended range basses have to deal with. It's really hard to re-sell something that is so unique.........But, it's a great find for someone that doesn't want to suffer through a lengthy build time.

  14. slyderhodge


    Oct 24, 2007
    Floyd, VA
    Associate Engineer: Mountain Fever Studios
    I don't get it... I just don't get it.

    This is completely bass ackwards to me. Its just like the split function on most keyboards you can play keys w/ your right hand and bass w/ your left.

    This just complicates things.

    I like the two hand tapping but let sound like a bass
  15. I think normal Warr guitars are sexy. But goddamn son, what the hell?

    And I'm toying with the idea of getting a "Krappy Guitars" TouchStyle made to try this new fangled prospect out.
  16. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass, the final frontier... Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    Looks like road kill to me!