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The Official Warwick Club (Part 6)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jul 1, 2012.


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  1. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    Am I wrong but frets usually do not wear out fast? I guess unless you beat on them and mis treat them. ??? Or is that wrong?
     
  2. Stewart13

    Stewart13 Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Redmond, Oregon
    Here's a few before and after of refret:

    IMG_4175.jpg IMG_4176.jpg IMG_4173.jpg IMG_2097.jpg IMG_2094.jpg IMG_1770(1).JPG
     
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  3. graphics1988

    graphics1988 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2014
    Ontario Canada
    The high end Dingwall models use banjo frets with great success....must be because they're not a soft metal.
     
  4. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
  5. Stewart13

    Stewart13 Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Redmond, Oregon
    The previous owner I bought it from, @bassbooty, had the first 5 frets refretted IIRC correctly but all the other frets were original to the bass. So I mean they were super old and lasted a good while. But brass is very soft and will wear if you use stainless steel strings or dig in super hard.
     
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  6. bassbooty

    bassbooty -Rey Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    Utah
    I bought the bass in 1995. By the time I sold it to @Stewart13 , the bell bronze frets were 23 years old. :woot:

     
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  7. PastorZ

    PastorZ

    Jan 17, 2018
    St. Marys, Ga
    Hey Warwick Gang! Question; My Streamer LX4 came strung with .045, .065, .085, .105 strings. I want to go a bit heavier than this, can I replace them with a set of La Bella's that are .049, .069, .089, .109 without having to make any modifications such as filing out the grooves on my brass nut?
     
  8. Stewart13

    Stewart13 Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Redmond, Oregon
    You should be fine. You’ll need to set your instrument up to accommodate for the heavier gauge but other than that no modifications should be required.
     
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  9. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Agreed. Maybe truss rod and intonation tweaks could be needed, but just normal adjustments.
     
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  10. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    Hey all, I hope everyone is doing good in these times.

    Is it possible to clean the frets with the strings still on? Or am I crazy lol

    Shaun
     
  11. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  12. Stewart13

    Stewart13 Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Redmond, Oregon
    u crazy :roflmao:
     
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  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I was messing around with one of my favorite songs, and I didn't know my wife was recording me.
     
  14. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA
    If you have the two piece bridge, it is easy to loosen the strings, take them out of the bridge, clean the frets, then put them back. I think it would be harder keeping the strings in place. Without any actually proof of this, unless I'm selling a bass, I would just leave it alone. It doesn't affect the tone and it will just eventually come back. Plus patina is sort of a protective coating to the metal. But they do look nice shiny!
     
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  15. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Development Specialist for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Hey guys, I apologize if this has already been so used but I saw this Kade Turner video the other day and about fell over with the tone. Questions: do you see many of these single humbucker Corvettes? Also, the bridge pickup placement looks very similar (spacing wise) to the $$. I’ve never owned or played a $$....similar tone available, you think? Thanks for any scoop.

     
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  16. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
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    IMO there’s no tone you can’t get from a $$
     
  17. graphics1988

    graphics1988 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2014
    Ontario Canada
    I get all fuzzy when I hear Josh's Corvette...so like Funkhead said...I think that's the Warwick tone that is doable with Darkglass etc




    Did this from my phone..not sure if it worked...
     
  18. 5tring

    5tring

    Sep 16, 2018
    UK
    Cool playing but I had to stop watching, the swoopy camera made me feel sick!
     
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  19. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Development Specialist for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Yes sir, I have that bass. It’s a monster!
     
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  20. graphics1988

    graphics1988 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2014
    Ontario Canada
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    I have these three gems and had a kicka$$ Jazzman FNA and a $$ with wenge neck....all amazing and different.. yet similar in ways... They all tend to love overdrive... Dingwall-ish (as I know you know all about) :)
     

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