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SHOW YOUR WARRIOR!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GrooveWarrior, Feb 7, 2006.


  1. I was surprised that there wasn't actually one of these threads already! So, let's see those WARRIORS! (j-raj, walbassman, et al)

    Here is mine. Lots of pics!

    SPECS:
    Warrior Signature 4 Neck Through
    Mahogany/Purpleheart/Mahogany neck through
    Swamp Ash Wings (that's right)
    Birdseye Maple fretboard
    Rosewood (I think) headstock face
    Knobs: Mahogany(bottom)/Ebony pinstripe/Rosewood(I think-top)
    Bartolini Music Man style pickup with a slim humbucker at the bridge.
    Warrior designed 3 band pre-amp with 3 way mid switch. Very musical!
    TEAL finish. Not pretty, but who cares.
    Hipshot A style bridge.
    Recessed strap locks.
    Neutrik locking jack.

    OK, HERE ARE THE PICTURES:
    Here is the case. It is a cool looking TKL alligator skin looking thing.
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    The knobs. And you can see the swamp ash wings through the finish.
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    The only inlay on the fretboard is at the 12th fret. Pretty cool. This picture doesn't do justice to the birdseye.
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    Rosewood overlay on the headstock.
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    Another shot of the body.
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    The back and neck.
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    Back of the headstock.
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    Back of the body. Sexy carved curves!
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    TIDY Control Cavity. Nice work!
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  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Beautiful bass!! I really want a Warrior.. :(
     
  3. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Youre going to make me cry if I dig up pictures of the one I let go :(
     
  4. KayCee

    KayCee

    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
    Rosewood fingerboard with side lines.
    Mahogany body wings with flamed spalted maple facings.
    Mah/purpleheart neck.
    Spalted maple knobs and headstock facing.

    I think that they've only made a couple of fretless Isabellas so far.
    Plays like butter.
     
  5. KayCee

    KayCee

    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
    I love the access to the highest positions. Very contoured.

    KayCee
     
  6. Dbassmon

    Dbassmon

    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
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    Signature 6 - Swamp ash body, Mahgony Neck with Purple Heart Tone Bar, Birds Eye Maple Board, Burled Maple top, Poly Finish on Fingerboard and body, Oil on back of neck
    Signature 5 Mahagony Body, Flamed Maple Top, Mahagony neck with Purple Heart tone bar and Finger board, Poly finish on Body, Oil on Back of Neck
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    Signature 6 During Construction
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Beautiful bass KayCee!!
     
  8. I know what you mean. People are blown away by how thin (front to back) this thing is in the upper register.

    I would love to have an all white 4 string fretted Isabella! Maybe the next one. Their white finish is great!
     
  9. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
  10. Thanks. I was just trying to give a picture of how diverse the tone is with the Warrior preamp and that unusual pickup configuration. It really works.
     
  11. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    Warriors, come out to play-yay.

    Sorry couldn't resist.

    The figuring on that fretboard is beautiful.
     
  12. KayCee

    KayCee

    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
    Thanks Mark!

    crhorton's sound clips are fantastic (playing and sound), and they inspired me to plug the Isabella fretless into the computer to make a sound sample.

    Hope it works!

    Andy
    (KayCee)
     
  13. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Ferndale MI.
    Artist: Xotic Basses/AccuGroove
    Here's mine!!!







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    Sorry, couldn't resist!!!!:D
     
  14. Thanks, and WOW! That sounds great. Playing and tone. What a great sound. I need to get my hands on an Isabella. I haven't played one, and would love to.
     
  15. BillytheBassist

    BillytheBassist

    Aug 18, 2005
    Texas
    The Dran Michael Isabella 6 string on the website is one of the most beautiful basses"probably THE most beautiful bass" I have ever seen You know the one with the flamed Koa... MMMM yummy.
     
  16. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Again, wonderful tone and playing! No more Warrior clips from anyone, though. It may (or will, rahter) raise my GAS level.

    :)
     
  17. The last time I tried to show my Warrior in a public place I got arrested.
     
  18. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    nice:D !




    ... ok Chris, my ears were burning some time this afternoon... I know, I felt it!

    here are a couple pix of my blue Warrior (BTW, not even close to as nice as Chris'!):

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  19. KayCee

    KayCee

    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
    j-raj,

    While I was waiting for the Isabella to be built, Warrior lent me a fretless Soldier model to me that was a "shop bass". It had a mah/pur/mah neck and ash body...a great playing, super punchy axe! BTW, I thought that was pretty nice customer service!

    Actually, I've played about a half dozen Warrior basses, and all of them sounded and played great. I'm aware that they've had quality control issues in the past, but hopefully those problems are behind them.