***? 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.


    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?

  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. pistoleroace


    Sep 13, 2002
    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.

  6. 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: