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Warwick 5 string / 4 string P pick ups Q

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by crispygoat, Sep 16, 2008.


  1. crispygoat

    crispygoat Guest

    Aug 22, 2006
    London, Ontario
    I was wondering, when you look at Warwicks with P Pickups, why is that their 4 string version has the p pick ups while the 5 string versions have soap bars ? On the other hand the 4 string basses with Jazz pick ups have jazz pick ups when turned into 5. (such as the corvette and streamer stage 2) Fender's 5 string p bass' have normal looking p bass pick ups ? Are the soapbars MEC's 5 string p pick up version ? or... are they totally different ?
     
  2. CapnSev

    CapnSev

    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    I'm guessing they don't make a 5-string P pickup stock, however you can get it from the custom shop.

    What model are you looking at?
     
  3. crispygoat

    crispygoat Guest

    Aug 22, 2006
    London, Ontario
    I am looking at the 2005 limited edition hot rod corvette ? i am looking for a tone similiar to a pbass or/and zender's. thanks
     
  4. CapnSev

    CapnSev

    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    I see... I haven't had a lot of experience with the MEC soapbars, but from the clips I've heard they sound pretty good to me.

    The only way to get a P5 pickup from Warwick is to custom order it as I said earlier. That being said, I owned the $$ model for a while, and when soloing the front humbucker, I got a seriously good P tone.

    If you want to go the Zender route, he used a Streamer Stage I for a while when going 4-string, but when he played a 5er later on, he switched to the Streamer Stage II. His Stage I tone was really good, but the Stage II tone was incredible IMO.
     
  5. Sometimes under a soapbar there lies a P pick up. I've seen it before on a ESP Surveyor...
     
  6. exactly, the dirty blond (ltd 2006) has a p5.
     
  7. CapnSev

    CapnSev

    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    True. I forgot about that one. I think that's as close as you'll get to a Warwick P5 production model.
     
  8. well, you can also get a CS corvette STD ash passive with a p pu and maple neck/board
     

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