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***? Now I like Warwicks??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jammadave, Jan 2, 2004.


  1. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Okay, so this whole time as a bassist (edit: on and off over the last 10 years, recently fully dedicated) and I've never had a positive thing to say about Warwick basses. The ones I've played at GC have always felt and sounded like jello. :spit:

    - and I don't generally change my mind unless new information or opportunity presents itself, like when I wanted a bongo so badly but found out it wasn't for me when I finally played it.

    But...

    On a sheer whim I tried a Warwick again, about a week ago. And another, and another, until I realized what I don't like is that dark tone on a fretted. BUT on fretless I was in love. Boom, that's one. Suddenly I find myself asking Gard about Thumb fretlesses...:eek:

    Then I spied the Bleach Blonde Thumb fretted. Nice. Could it possibly be brighter with all that maple? I had to find out.

    Tonight, my friends, I found just that, after an hour's drive to a store I knew had some warwicks.

    Seems the Thumb shape, even, has grown on me - I was spouting off how much I didn't like it for so long, that it got under my skin and festered.

    So, it seems that I shall have a pair; fretted and fretless, light and dark, bright and deep. Opposable Thumbs, you might say. I'm shocked at myself.

    Do they make "bass beano" for all this GAS?

    :meh:
     
  2. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    No, but they make viagra so you don't feel jealous once you own a warwick. :p
     
  3. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    wait, was that a "warwicks look like they have erections" joke or a biased "warwick people must have small penises" joke?

    a chuckler either way, but just to clarify. =0)
     
  4. Hey now, just because I play a warwick doesn't mean I have E.D.

    ...

    It doesn't.

    Stop staring at me like that. :mad:
     
  5. LOl hehehhehe
     
  6. pistoleroace

    pistoleroace

    Sep 13, 2002
    WI
    Congrats on the new basses! I have enjoyed the quality workmanship and tone on Warwick basses. I have owned three Warwick basses, a Custom Shop Thumb 5 BO, Thumb 4 NT and a Streamer Stage II 4, all have been very nice.

    I did sell the Thumb 5 though because I couldn't get use to the tight string spacing but the tone was beautiful. It had a Swamp Ash body with the best looking swirly Bubinga top, Ovankol neck with a Maple fingerboard. You would have liked the tone, it was very well defined and fairly bright, just the way I like it.

    I am trying to sell or trade my Thumb 4, I love the tone but am looking to get into something a little more "vintage" tone wise.

    The Streamer Stage II is going nowhere! This is the nicest four string I have played to date and is what I love tone wise. It is very powerful with clean, deep lows and nice bright highs.

    http://community.webshots.com/user/pistoleroace
     
  7. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    East Coast, US
    Congrats, man. I'm a proud owner of two Warwicks, a Corvette FNA 5 and a Corvette Std. fretless. Happy to hear you joined the club.


    ...Ohh how I love the blonde Thumb, with the mountain inlays and all! :eek: