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Warwick Alien Acoustic bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Has anyone ever played one? How are they? Just gimme details and such :p.
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Best acoustic bass guitar I've ever played. They are killer. I don't care for the thumb rest, but other than that I had no complaints. Too bad they discontined them; they were fun while they lasted.
  3. Where'd you hear they discontinued them? It doesn't say they've been discontinued on http://www.warwickbass.com
  4. under "Alien Stage Acoustic" it says "Not Currently in Production" in bold and italics. Open your eyes! :D
  5. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Psh! That just means they don't make 'em anymore, not that they're discontinued.

    ...waaaaaait a second!
  6. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    That's for the bassists under that text, silly.
  7. I see what you're talking about on http://www.warwickbass.com/basses/, but i thought that applied to the basses listed under that - on each of their individual pages they say "Out of production".
  8. Ah, I see what you mean, and how easily someone could make that mistake, and now I'm confused. :p
  9. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Yeah it does look nice, but I could never really figure out why they bothered giving it 24 frets.

    It seems like the last 4-5 frets would be rather hard to reach. :)
  10. Sent them an email about it a little while ago, I'll let you know what they say.
  11. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    I second Benjamin - best acoustic bass I've ever played. Problem for me was, I didn't play it often enough to keep it around. FanTAStic for Cure tunes, which was basically all I used it to play =0)
  12. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    The basses "Not currently in production" applies to the basses under that. The Alien is still in production, which is urther indicated by the fact that its still on the price list :rolleyes: :p
  13. Sweet man thanks.

    mutantbassist: it was a joke, hence the :D
  14. Here's they said:

    Guess I'll have to search all over for a used one to try out...
  15. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
  16. bigsnaketex


    Dec 29, 2011
    Down South
    Anybody seen one of these lately? I am gassing for one right now!
  17. WarwickOfficial


    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
  18. They have both a Warwick and Rockbass Alien 6. I have the RB Alien 6 on order for a tentative March 2013 delivery. I ordered mine at Bass Alien during Black Friday when they had a 15% discount promo.
  19. Aliens are alive and well; I want one!!!