The Official Warwick Club (Part 6)

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  1. Stewart13

    Stewart13 Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Bend, Oregon
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  2. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    Doh, yeah pro one , typing and talking *goof*
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  4. Good morning - this is Day 11 in the Warwick Club :) today I share bass, which I sacrificed to buy a Music Man BigAl 5 :smug:

    Warwick produces each year a limited series - the Thumb Ltd 2003 is also called Bleached Blonde

    The body is ash with maple top separated by an ekanga stripe. The neck is maple separated with ekanga stripes, and a maple fretboard with abalone Inlays - beautiful work: the moon in different phases over mount Fuji and some howling wolves on '19 and '21 :thumbsup:

    Classical 2-band MEC electronics. With about 3,8kg light as a feather. Very transparent but punchy sound.

    That's it - I have no more basses to sell :rollno:

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    My 2000 Streamer Stage 1. After many years of neglect, it just got a generous treatment of Howards Feed n Wax. Soaking in right now, will polish off in 20 minutes. :)
  6. Katoosie


    Jun 12, 2020
    I would sell my organs to get a blonde like that in 6 string config haha
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  7. Well, 20 minutes later there was nothing to wipe off. The wood was so dry, that it soaked in everything completely. Just applied another coating…
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  8. Done!! I probably hadn’t waxed it in ten years or so. :( Thankful that it still looks as good as it does. A very forgiving bass. :)

  9. Stewart13

    Stewart13 Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Bend, Oregon
    Polish those frets!!!!
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  10. I usually treat the fretboard first with Dunlop lime oil. Once it is soaked in, you can SHORTLY apply a metal cleaner (poliboy metal polish or on the frets with a Q-tip and then wipe it off.
  11. Day 12 in the Warwick Club and I'm soon running out of basses :roflmao:

    After the first period of building the Streamer bass licensed by Spector ('84-'85), Warwick changed the headstock, refined the body giving the bass its unique identity, they used different woods like anegre and then maple replacing cherry as body wood.

    Here is my Streamer Stage I from 1988 - a keeper !

    I'm not 100% sure, but I believe that anegre was used in this bass (much open pores compared to maple).
    Anegre body and wenge/anegre neck with wenge fretboard.

    Electronics are Bartolini pickups and a BEC preamp. The preamp has a tune button, and I found out by trial/error that the band-width of the treble/bass is changed, not the volume.

    It plays easy as all Streamers, the sound is very clear and punchy, less treble and more mid frequencies than my '89 maple with EMGs.

    BTW - it's not over til the fat lady sings :laugh:

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  12. Now THAT is something special!!

    How long have you had it? Did you buy it new?
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  13. I bought this from a gentleman who bought it new in '89 and now exclusively plays 6-strings. I only bought 1 new Wick - the Starbass, all others are used :thumbsup:
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  14. Day 13 in the den of Warwick - just after midnight :rolleyes:

    You know that before Warwick existed, Framus was from 1946 til 1981 Europe's biggest instrument company located Erlangen/Nuremberg. The company was owned by H.P.Wilfer's dad, and H.P. started his company with the left-over wood in 1982.

    Now Framus not only built guitars and the Starbass (Bill Wyman played many years) in the 60s, but they also built from 1952 the Triumph bass. Warwick has restarted building this bass again in the 2013.

    I have an original, exact year unknown - and I attempt to play it from time to time, but I'm not very good in it (yet?) :smug:
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  15. Huh, so Framus is actually older than Warwick?

    I guess I never researched it, I just always thought Framus guitars came later to try and copy the Warwick basses‘ success.
  16. H.P. reissued Framus guitars - can't tell when since I'm not into egg-slicers there is a site on the history of Framus
  17. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member


    Warwick was founded in 1982 in Erlangen, in the German state of Bavaria, by Hans-Peter Wilfer. In 1995 the company moved to Markneukirchen in the Saxon Vogtland to capitalize on the centuries-old tradition of instrument building in the region and to reopen the Framus trademark. In addition, the company has developed an extensive distribution network throughout Germany and Austria to represent and distribute products from musical instruments and equipment companies from Europe and the United States.


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  18. In fact you can buy nowadays a new Warwick Triumph bass - it's a Masterbuilt series ;)
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  19. :roflmao:
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  20. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Now that is cool!
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