SOLD Warwick Dolphin Pro I (4 string; 11/1998)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bofat, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. bofat

    bofat Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2014
    Price:
    2500
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Arizona
    $2500 plus shipping; no trades.
    Dolphin Pro I 4
    1998, November
    Serial Number K-053154-98
    Made in Germany
    (club members, please correct me if I'm incorrect on any of these specs)
    Ovangkol body
    7 piece Wenge and Zebrano neck
    Wenge fingerboard
    34” scale
    26 Jumbo Bronze frets
    Warwick tuners
    Brass Just-A-Nut (1 11/16” width; 11mm string spacing)
    2-piece Warwick bridge (19mm spacing)
    Dolphin MOP Inlays
    Active MEC Jazz / Twin Jazz pickups
    Active MEC 2-way electronics
    Stacked volume P/P active passive & balance pan /
    Stacked treble & bass with P/P for splitting Twin Jazz coils
    Warwick strap locks
    Natural Oil Finish
    Gold hardware
    Weight: 10.2lb
    Accessories included: original Warwick hardshell case and gigbag, trussrod tool, one year-old can of Warwick beeswax, key for case locks, original strap.

    I am the second owner and purchased it in 1999. This was never gigged, rarely played, kept in it's hardshell case, removed and waxed once a year. The only marks I can find are on the very bottom of the heel (pictured; from previous owner). Gold hardware is not faded, no pitting, no fret wear.

    Lots of pics (indirect natural light, un-enhanced, flash used for details):

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    Marks on heel:
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    If you're still reading this you know the low production numbers, the cost for a new one, and the sounds you can get with these. Rare bass, excellent condition. No trades.
    thanks for looking,
    Jim
     
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  2. bofat

    bofat Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2014
    additional pics:

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    one in direct sunlight:
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    remaining pics using flash:
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    Last edited: Dec 27, 2015
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  3. Nice bass
     
  4. alembicguy

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Minnesota
    Great job with the ad. Nice description and fantastic pics.
    I'm scrambling to see where I can pull some cash from.
     
  5. bofat

    bofat Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2014
    Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback. I really haven't played it much at all. Picked it up tonight and was reminded just how great those active MECs are. It needs to go to someone who will play it and keep it in good shape. Oh and I've never ever had to adjust the truss rod. It's as straight and true as the day I got it.
    cheers.
     
  6. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    Beauty Bass! last year of the "Really Good Ones" IMHO...
     
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  7. alembicguy

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Minnesota
    Very true
     
  8. Good news :
    The body wood isn't Ovangkol, it's Boiré. Making it even more desirable, since you can't get it anymore with Boiré :)

    There is only one of your picture where the reddish hue of the wood come out, maybe the lighting isn't "good" enough if I may say as your photos are great and detailed.

    This bass is really a nice instrument. Very deep basses, naturally compressed sound, the Double J is usable on it's own to get some snappy sound, highs are crispy but not agressive. Soloed, the neck J can mimick a decent P-Sound. The unusual shape gives this bass the best balance there is on the market (no arguing on this one), and a really good feeling of comfort, whether you hang it high or low. YES, it's good for metal (listen to some Meshuggah, you'll find out), YES, it's good for Hard Rock (listen to some Scorpions), and of course for good'ole RocknRoll. Balnce it towards the Bridge to get some more jazzy, funky sound.

    Beware of the neck, though, it's a really big chunk'o'wood, with a 44mm nut width and a thick, round D profile.
    I would buy it in a heartbeat, but : you're on the other side of the friggin' pond, and... I already have the little sister of yours, if I believe the serial number. Here's mine :

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  9. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    Always thought these were super cool and this one is stunning. GLWTS
     
  10. JJGSON

    JJGSON

    Jan 19, 2013
    Atlanta
    PM Sent
     
  11. bofat

    bofat Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2014
    PMs replied to. Sold pending payment.

    Thanks for the info Henry. I agree about all of the potential sounds you can get with these. If the sale falls through I'll send the # to Warwick (or post on the big 'wick forum) to check on the wood and build specs. Yeah, ours were side by side for sure in that shop 17 years ago. Some talented hands made these. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Found a third one in Australia that is the third twin :)