Warwick, better with age?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Funk, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk

    Oct 10, 2001
    My '97 NT Thumb seems to grab a little more tone as it gets older. Anybody else find that there wood sounds better as the years go by?
  2. Chace90

    Chace90 Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I just bought a '90 Warwick Thumb fretless. I like it way better than the newer models. But, to my knowledge, they're made differently now. Mine was "hand crafted in West Germany" so I assume the quality has gone down a little bit. The neck isn't nearly as chunky as the new ones either. Only thing I'm not real fond of is the preamp. We'll see about that later.
  3. Yes, Warwicks do age well.

    All fine tone woods improve with age.

    Especially Wenge.
    It gets blacker and develops a more open tone with age.