I have only had mine for a short while, but it came setup very low and definitely "buzzable". I'm not sure about that aspect for you, because I've never owned a Warwick. It plays as good or better than any Warwick I can recall playing, but those would be just Guitar Center instruments or a quick look at someone's bass. I find the Elwood that I have to be more quite playable and a little "easier" to play than my SB-2 or my main jazz bass. Definitely better than any Fender I've played. It is my first 14" radius, which may be part of the playability. The only bass I've personally handled that seemed to take a lower yet still playable setup was a Fodera, of course at a considerably higher price tag.