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Those Warwicks!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by shon, Jul 7, 2003.


  1. shon

    shon

    Nov 27, 2002
    Healdsburg, CA!!
    Am I the only one who thinks warwicks look funny? I'm not saying that they're ugly. Warwicks sound good. I think it would be cool if they had less of a straight cutaway type thing going on. Everytime I look at a warwick I start chuckling and saying 'heh, those warwicks.' It would be even more classic if they made the straight cutaway longer, so it would end up having this 8 inch cutaway looking thing. It would be radical and unbalanced.
     
  2. some are ugly, but most of them are gorgeus (dunno how 2 write that)
     
  3. warwicks do look funny, but they also look evil (at the right angle) lol.

    mine is dope.
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    ..............:meh:
     
  5. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Maybe not intentionally, but borderline troll.
     
  6. Matt R Miller

    Matt R Miller

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    i think warwicks are absolutely hideous...the thumb 4 has potential but they screw everything up with those crooked pups

    just my opinion
     
  7. fastplant

    fastplant

    Sep 26, 2002
    Connecticut
    I'll agree they look a little strange. I get some wierd looks from my Thumb 5, but the look has grown on me and I love it now.
     
  8. Basho

    Basho Guest

    Yeah, I know what you mean. It's definitely not an unpleasant thing though. I mean, I really like their looks, but they're definitely a little "out there". Especially the Dolphin, Buzzard, Vampyre, etc.
     
  9. shon

    shon

    Nov 27, 2002
    Healdsburg, CA!!
    I'm quite a fan of the infinity one (with the F holes). I agree that sometimes they go a little overboard though with the looks.
     
  10. They do look a bit out there, but I like them - with the exception of the buzzard and vampyre. :spit: Yuck.
     
  11. If you're talking about the ones with the plain wood finish, then I'd agree. They feel great for the most part though. In addition to the odd body shape, it seems to be a very small looking and feeling body too.

    I'd love a Thumb at some point.
     
  12. fastplant

    fastplant

    Sep 26, 2002
    Connecticut
    I agree, I don't care how good they sound, I could never play those. I really don't understand why Warwick would think those 2 basses would sell well.
     
  13. My blue Streamer looks great!!
     
  14. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix

    Jul 5, 2003
    I love the look of the Corvettes, but those Dolphins are hideous.
     
  15. Don't they claim those crooked pups give a more even tone/volume throughout the strings?
     
  16. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    [​IMG]

    Funny???

    I Think Not! ;)
     
  17. Chris_AtariDoll

    Chris_AtariDoll

    Dec 8, 2001
    UK
    i think the streamer/spector body shape is one of the least strange looking basses around... how can something so organic looking be ugly.

    I do think they look better with the broadneck tho.
     
  18. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    My Stage I has got a mile of room between those string.

    "Sloppy Slap Technique Be Damned"
     
  19. Chris_AtariDoll

    Chris_AtariDoll

    Dec 8, 2001
    UK
    i really wanted a stage I.... but i just couldnt get used to the neck... still love my stage ii tho.
     
  20. pistoleroace

    pistoleroace

    Sep 13, 2002
    WI
    Frankly, I love the looks of just about all the Warwick bass, excluding the Buzzard and Vampire line. I have owned a custom shop Thumb 5 BO but sold it only because I couldn't get use to the tight string spaceing. I still have my Thumb 4 NT, and a Streamer Stage II 4. The wood combination on these are wonderful for tone and looks. I also happen to like the smaller body on the Thumb basses.

    If you want to cut down the Streamer series because of their body shape, you would also have to cut down the Spector basses (same body style). As far as the pickups being slanted on some of their 5-string basses, I thought that was kind of funky too at first but once you play it a couple of times you won't even know the difference. There is a reason for the slanted pickups, they do that because they feel it is the best position for tone in some of their basses. Keith Roscoe does the same thing on his basses.

    Everybody has an idea of what they want in a bass for tone and looks. If you don't like their looks, don't look at them. Personally, I would rather have a nice contoured body instead of a flat body on both sides that looks and feels like a 2X4.

    http://community.webshots.com/user/pistoleroace