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warwick dolphim pro II

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steve-o, Jul 28, 2002.


  1. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    how are these basses?
    neck dive?
    nice neck?
    what can you compare it to in sound?
    does it still have that warwick growl?
    and how much should i pay for one?
    thanks
    steve
     
  2. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    The Dolphin model ia a very well balanced bass.
    The Dolphin's upper horn extends pretty far and the lower body pulls the weight across your body more. Good for playing with a nice 45deg angled neck position.

    The only neck-dive problem I've seen on Warwicks is the Thumb due to the smaller body, shorter upper horn, and heavier neck material on the older bolt-ons.

    Haven't touched a Pro-II.
    I really don't think you'd describe the Dolphins as growly though. It's warmer than a thumb b/o. Same electronics, but different p'ups J/twinJs vs 2 soaps on the thumb. Plus different placement.
     
  3. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    thanks man!
    so is it a modern sound? or more of a vintage sound?
    and also can i get a stingray tone out of the double j pup?

    steve
     
  4. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    this one doesn't have a double pup.
    there are single.
    so any one know about these basses?

    steve[​IMG]
     
  5. PJR

    PJR

    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    lol.....that's my old Dolphin !!! ( my pic too ) lol....

    It's the Bolt on version.........
    I just recently traded it for a super cool MVP.

    PJR
     
  6. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    when did you trade it?
    and to who?
    so how does it sound?

    steve
     
  7. PJR

    PJR

    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    PM me........
     
  8. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    I used to own one. Lucky pawn shop find.

    It was a nice and lightweight bass. Mine had EMG pickups. I could play it for hours.

    Unfortunately, it was not very bassy, so I got rid of it.
     
  10. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    are those mec pups?
    and what is the neck made of?
    maple?
    steve
     
  11. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
  12. PJR's former Dolphin Pro II was originally my Dolphin Pro II. Maple neck, wenge fretboard, MEC J pickups.
     
  13. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    that is cool i will be getting it.
    if you don't mind how much did you pay. did you get it new?
    thanks
    steve
     
  14. I think I paid around $700 or so? I don't remember exactly but I got it from eBay.
     
  15. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    so why did you give it up?

    steve
     
  16. For the same reason I give anything up--more stuff to buy!
     
  17. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    did you like it all? pro's. con's
    anything you could tell me about it would be very helpful.

    thanks fc

    steve
     
  18. I'm not a real big fan of the Warwick signature tone; that low mid thing gets real fatiguing to the ears when I go through my rig. The Pro II was brighter, probably because of the gloss finish, maple neck, and ash body. It didn't have as much of that--"growl" and I liked it for that. It was still pretty midrangey, but not in an unpleasant way. I hope I don't sound like I'm dissing Warwick--I just don't think they sound very good through Ashdown. But I know that other people do.
     
  19. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Like that nice imbuia Klein/Taylor acoustic? :D
     
  20. Heh heh heh heh...

    ...so who wants a Wal?
    :cool: