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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zweebee, Oct 18, 2000.
Does SOMEONE have pics of a Warwick Buzzard????
I can't find them...
I think you're looking for the Status Graphite Buzzard (John Entwhistle's instrument). You can find it here
I got a book from Warwick with a picture of a Buzzard in it (they're going to relaunch it!! but no longer as an Entwistle sig bass, because he'll still be using his Status Buzzard). It's a sweet pic, even though it's pretty small.
Alas, I'm here at college and the book is at home.
The Buzzard was originally made for John by Warwick, but he switched to Status Graphite.
only pic of the Warwick version I could find
If Warwick is going to start re-producing the buzzard, that would be an interesting alternative to the Status version.
I wonder what it would cost? Suely it would have to be less than the all graphite/carbon fibre Status version...
Any guesses out there?
I'm sure that it would be cheaper than the graphite version that Status produces. The Status version was on sale on Ebay a few months back for over $8,000!!! I talked to John about this a little over a year ago and he said the reason for that is because for each one made, two to three are destroyed in the ovens! It's a very difficult manufacturing process!!! Incidentally, Status does make a cheaper version of this bass with a more conventional body style...
The Warwick version used to sell for $3,900, back when the Dolphin was around $3,600, if that gives you any basis for guessing. What does the Dolphin go for now?
Other questions that I'd have to ask:
1. Would there be any improvements over the last model? John said that he used to have tons of problems with the necks constantly warping!
2. Don't quote me on this, but I believe that John has more tonal control with his current model, particularly in the mid-range department...he supposedly has a full parametric eq for the mids onboard! I don't think the Warwick had quite as much control. Will the new one?