Warwick doubleneck...~$1200 USD?!?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by notduane, Sep 15, 2001.

  1. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Ran into this on eBay just now...


    Can't believe that price :eek: .

    JMX? What goes on here? :)

    Can somebody translate the description? :D
  2. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX

    I use Photoshop.

    or, depending on the accent on a few words

    I have no Idea what I own.

  3. Are the fingerboards SUPPOSED to be different shades?
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Funky lighting, or...ebony and boobinger' maybe?


    I can relate. My R/A double will have Macassar Ebony
    and Cocobolo boards. Yes! This was a subterfuge to talk
    about my forthcoming double...mwah-ha-haaa :rolleyes:.

    TOP: macassar ebony

    BOTTOM: cocobolo

    (what's with dem freakin' lines? :p )

  5. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    ...So when's the baby due? It male or female? Gonna have name? How many uh..Fingers(;)) It gonna have total?
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    due?...worse case? I guess about a month.

    male or female?...uhhh, one of each?

    name?...I was thinkin' Oroborus*. As in the first double
    Rob's built and one of the last basses I'll ever buy (j'ah
    right :rolleyes: ). Ehh, too many syllables. "...I will love him
    and play him and name him `George`" :D.

    fin'ers?...Two fretless fours. Four li'l brushed aluminum
    hipshots on each.

    * an Oroborus

  7. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    2 fretless 4s? Seems kinda pointless...different tunings, I'd imagine, unless you've got different electronics for each neck...please, do explain...
  8. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    "Turn that amp down will ya?" :p

    Different tunings? Possibly. Different boards, necks,
    strings, piezos, amps, and cabs? Definitely :).

    It's the tone...dude ;)
  9. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000

    Yeah dude, you gotta remember.....the man has a separate amp for EACH NECK. The bass has a stereo jack on it. TON'S of different tonal options even though he has no frets (which I would consider a good thing:))
  10. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    That clears things up. Sounds like you'll be in some sort of bass induced trance for months to come...I wish I had...well, a new bass, but hey, a 2x Rob Allen wouldn't be so bad...

    Dana Carvey doing Johnny Carson ON:

    I was not aware of that!

    Voice off:
  11. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Mwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :oops:. Ya know...if ya do that and
    ya got a baritone or bass voice, it sounds like them Tibetan
    monks chantin' (it drives my dogs nutz :p;) ).
    "You are CORRECT sir!" :D . He'll have templates...Double #002?

    "Love the one your with" or "Futz it till ya do love it" :)
  12. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    US$1,034.65 for a double-neck Warwick is cheap.


    I ran the description through Babelfish at Altavista (http://world.altavista.com/sites/auen/pos/babelfish/trns), and this is what I got:

    "Warwick double neck - bass, a neck federationless, one with
    federations, absolutely newly from our demonstration,
    technical/optically 1A, Waaaaaahnsinnsteil with supersounds, printing
    and dynamics without end, UVP 4990, - the buyer takes over Ebay and
    shipping charges, dispatch by UPS after bank credit or self-service"

    I assume federation means frets. :)
  13. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I figgered it was coz the seller's in Germany and that's
    where the bass was made...no "import fees" or whatever.
    Dang. Why didn't I think o' that? :D . I guess some words
    are hard to translate..."four Jazz pups" might come out as
    "a quartet of swinging Rottweilers" :).
  14. David-Adler


    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    Here´s my version:

    Warwick double-neck bass guitar. One Neck is fretless, one fretted. Absolutely New Condition - this is a demo model.technically/optically perfect.Superb sound, very clear and dynamic, but with a lot of punch.

    Maybe eMail Warwick about that particular model.

  15. I'm assuming the fretless neck is ebony and the fretted is wenge, hence the color difference.

    My german is a bit rusty but I'll give a rough translation.

    Warwick Doubleneck Bass, one neck fretless, one neck with frets. Absolutely new from our (purchase???). Technically and visually perfect (I'm assuming that's what 1A means). Crazy with supersounds, (Druck???) and dynamics without end. (the rest is just boring ebay shipping and payment details)

    edit: David's translation is better than mine.. wasn't up when I started typing
  16. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    When I was at The Bass Centre in London a few weeks ago they had one of those.

    I was sorely tempted to try it but it was left-handed :)eek: ), and there were roundwounds on the fretless, and I'm poor.
  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    That's what I'm thinking.
  18. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    London? :confused:

    A lefty double?!? :eek:

    agyeman? Git your checkbook! :D
  19. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    Is where I live. :)

    I know!

    Agyeman can afford it?! :eek:
  20. 5156246


    Sep 6, 2000
    I'm from germany, here's my part to the translation:

    "Waaaaahnsinnsteil" stands for "hell, this thing is so fu***** ass-kicking" :)

    UVP is original price in Deutsche Mark.

    For the rest, David's translation is nearly perfect.