Warwick Dolphin Pro 1 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ricardo Rod., Oct 10, 2001.

  1. Ricardo Rod.

    Ricardo Rod.

    Oct 10, 2001
    Waco, Texas
    This 4 maybe 5 year old Dolphin is made of Boire Rosewood, Broad Neck - 22 mm instead of 16 mm standard, Neck-thru Wenge with Zebrano stripes, 26 Frets, Black Hardware, One 9 volt battery, Active EQ, Two Bass Line Soup Bar Pickups, Dolphin Inlays, a beautiful Transparent Burgundy Red.

    The serial number is not visible but a Warwick Rep, is trying to track down the serial number. Warwick blames the invisible serial number, to the high polish finish.

    How many of you have this same problem? Did you have your bass custom ordered, is your finished a high polish finish and what do you prefer an oil finish or a high polish finish?

    What do you prefer, the Bass Line Soup Bar Pickups or the MEC? Thanks
  2. The serial number should be stamped on the top edge of the headstock. Black hardware and the red finish are definitely custom options. Usually the hardware is chrome and the finish is a hand rubbed oil finish. Also the Dolphin comes standard with a MM style soapbar PU and a J PU.

    I've always prefered the oil finished versions of the Warwicks I've owned. They all have had the MEC electronics/PU so I can't comment on that.

    I love Dolphins, nice basses!
  3. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    The fretless Dolphin 5 string i played 4 years ago in new york goes down in my list as my favorite bass EVER.

    And it's the only bass i'd sell my thumb to buy.

    9 volt electronics? maybe it has bassline electronics too? but maybe that's a good thing. i find the MEC's don't really capture the acoustic sound of the bass.

    that's a pretty custom job you've got there, and i'm sure it's bad-ASS. i prefer the narrower neck, and the J+JJ electronics, and the oil finish...but that's just me.

    and if it's 4 years old it won't be on the top of the headstock, it'll be on the back. mine is, and it's half on the bubinga, and half on the wenge. it's really hard to see with no finish on it, so i can imagine with a high gloss finish it'd be impossible.

    good luck with this bass man! sound's like a real keeper!

  4. My 1990 neck-thru Thumb 4 had the serial number on the top edge as did my 1998 Corvette 5. When did Warwick start stamping the number on the back of the headstock?
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    My basses has their serial #'s on the back of the headstock. I hate the high polished finishes, and go with the Basslines!!!