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Warr Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tiefling, May 3, 2004.


  1. tiefling

    tiefling

    Aug 19, 2003
    Washington DC
  2. 6 string demon

    6 string demon

    Mar 23, 2003
    they look alot like heinweckles (sp?)
     
  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Creating new products, outside of the tapping instrument market? Cool

    Those are pretty expensive, though.
     
  4. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    They look pretty nice. They do indeed bear a pretty strong resemblance to Hanewinckel basses. Pickup locations and neck joint are a bit different. They are also more expensive.

    Hmm. . .wider string spacing as well.
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    They do look like Hanes... Maybe Pete's ghost building them for him.. :meh:
     
  6. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    I kind of think they look like Pedullas.

    [​IMG]

    Maybe its just me.
     
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Considering they were only selling about 12 tapping instruments a year, this is a good move for them. It's a three man operation, and I'm sure their business will benefit now they are making some more mainstream instruments.
     
  8. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Wow! I thought it was more than that.
     
  9. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Nope. Just 12, give or take one or two.
     
  10. What else do they sell then?

    (Selling 12 instruments a year can't support 3 people in California!)
     
  11. Gsxtasy99

    Gsxtasy99

    Jul 10, 2003
    Boston, MA

    They won't sell it to you unless you know the secret code word. Obviously you're not in "the know":ninja:
     
  12. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    personally i rather own one of those tapping ones. ewwww they must rip. look pretty snazy too. any warr owners have any input on those, future but maybe :smug:
     
  13. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    P.S. - your Warr 8-string is actually an "Artist", not an "Artisan". ;)
     
  14. I've never heard of Warr basses.
    Or maybe you're just talking about WAL basses sold in Japan :)
     
  15. A few years back I had an 8 string artist Warrguitar built, yeah it took about 9 months. I love it, it has such a clear tone, so much better feel than a stick, no comaprison. And best of all the strings go the right way. LOL
    I was guessing they made less than 12 considering how long it takes. :)
    Knowing the quality of my Warr, the basses would seem like a great idea. In order to tap, the action needs to be nice and low, so they have the neck thing down. :)
    Oh yeah if you're gassing for a a real Warr 8 string there is someone here selling a sweet Zebrawood in the 4 sale area.
    I wish I had the cash I would have done it. At last check he was selling it for $1800, which is a steal! Those basses are in the same range as a tapper, so his asking price is a little over half price of new one!
    Dirk
     
  16. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Oops! So it is! What was I thinking?

    The guys at Warr aren't doing this full time by the way. Mark Warr is a contractor, Jim Wright is a teacher and gigging musician, and there's some other guy I don't know anything about.

    Here's my Warr. It's for sale, by the way:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Fa Ra Ra Ra Raaaaaaaa... Ra Raaaa Raaa Raaaaaa!!

    Only those who've seen the movie "A Christmas Story" will understand this...

    :smug:
     
  18. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I usually try not to make fun of people, but the other day a friend and I were eating some sushi and the chef said "Do you want more fried lice", and I really had to struggle to keep from laughing.
     
  19. DEVILMAN

    DEVILMAN

    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    @ProgZilla,

    LMFAO!!!! ROFL!!!!...

    ~S~
     
  20. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Oh, fuuuuuudge.