The Official Warwick Club (Part 6)

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  1. Quite true, these instruments were not bolt mass products for a large market, but luthier built and usually on request (we call it custom shop today).
    Costs for these high quality instruments were back then already comparable to 1-2 months of salary. If you put this in nowadays scale this would mean 4-8 k, an equivalent for are Masterbuilt or Custom Shop basses too pricy? No!
     
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  2. Well that is a good question :roflmao:
    The Corvette got me on the hook - the rest is GAS for really nice instruments :drool:
    And I just got a couple of really lucky deals that I couldn't resist.
    Let's see what else is in the quiver :hyper:
     
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  3. And I think @klem has even more Nobbies :)
     
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  4. JuanG

    JuanG Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Brooklyn
    Thanks for the tip. I talked to them and they ship everything from Germany, so no US warehouse!. I did take the plunge and ordered the bridge from them. I don't think it will be that more expensive than buying it here in the US. I'll find out tomorrow!
     
  5. JuanG

    JuanG Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Brooklyn
  6. JuanG

    JuanG Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Brooklyn
  7. Day 10 in the Warwick Club, and what can I serve you today?
    My fretted Nobby Meidel (keeper) is one of the earliest models (1982-1983), though the number plate is not anymore on the bass (they were glued on and prone to fall off).

    Why is it a very early model?
    In the beginning, the necks were made of rosewood with a maple stringer, however some of the early versions developed twisted (or warped) necks because rosewood is quite elastic, for later models the stiffer wenge wood was used as neck material.
    The electronics cover is a small white plastic plate fitted into the wood compartment, later models have a thicker black cover with Warwick print on it and screwed on the top of the wood.
    Apparently, it is also observed that the placing tof the Schaller lock is earlier more inside the body and later closer to the corner (not so sure about that).
    The electronics are Schaller PJ pickups and passive electronics.
    Playing is as easy and comfortable as the fretless version, the sound is very clear and also present with a nice balance between the P and the J pickup.

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  8. Katoosie

    Katoosie

    Jun 12, 2020
    Sweden

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  9. John Stephen

    John Stephen Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    SF Bay Area
    Beautiful!
     
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  10. AudioTaper

    AudioTaper Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2018
    Same here, except mine looks like crap. The previous owner didn't take very good care of it. 20210608_111610.jpg
     
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  11. Beautiful! How difficult is it to play the 6 in terms of the size of the fretboard? And how to control the neck dive?
     
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  12. But a nice flaming maple!
     
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  13. AudioTaper

    AudioTaper Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2018
    Thanks! I'm working on a replacement body 20210608_193801.jpg
     
  14. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Interesting shape, not worried about weight or neck-dive?

    :smug:
     
  15. Katoosie

    Katoosie

    Jun 12, 2020
    Sweden
    I do not feel much difference from playing a 5er, just need to adjust my finger placement a little bit and due to longer scale, starting frets are wayyy wider but that is about it.

    Neck dive isn't that bad, but it dives. Playing this bass sitting down is much better than standing up. Once I move to my new place I will practice standing up from now on! The strap I use is a wide Gruvgear strap which is very soft and filled with foam, that helps a ton with this bass.

    This one
    SoloStrap Neo
     
  16. AudioTaper

    AudioTaper Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2018
    Currently, there are no issues with neck dive. I had to cut it in half and I still cant really pick it up well. I think my initial estimate of 200lbs was low.
     
  17. AudioTaper

    AudioTaper Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2018
    I just bought a Neo 4 in black. It's a nice strap but I'm still breaking it in/getting used to it.
     
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  18. NordicBard

    NordicBard

    Nov 11, 2019
    Don't sweat it buddy.

    All mine look like they been through hell and back, a few times, after a year or two - Life on stage is not exactly sleeping on Roses for them.

    Luckily Warwick builds their basses like tanks, and if I ever bothered I could just sand mine down abit and apply a few costs of wax, presto.

    My best player (Sorry, not a Warwick) had a broken headstock, hardware swaps and modifications to the body and more scratches and dents than I can even count. Still going strong and the one I reach for first, every time. It's a tool :)

    Like I always say, if it's made out of wood - It can be fixed.
     
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  19. Hnz

    Hnz

    Jul 13, 2010
    The Netherlands
    My three Streamers.
    Top to bottom: German 1999, Rockbass, German 2000

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