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Warwick is releasing a Bootsy Collins Signature bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Branden, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Branden


    Jan 4, 2014
    There it is. In all it's funkin' glory. It's coming July 2014. What do you guys think?

  2. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    No thanks.
  3. aparker82


    Sep 19, 2012
    I won't be a customer of it, now some of the other Warwick's sure! But a big no on that one.
  4. Branden


    Jan 4, 2014
    This bass certainly is not for everyone. I would never buy something like this as its physical appearance is only for funk and similar genres, but I find it nice none the less.
  5. bootsy has more endorsements and products he supposedly uses than anyone i can think of. even star basses, there are probably 5 or 6 companies...

    i love bootsy. always have, always will.

    but i won't ever buy a star bass... its his thing.... not mine
  6. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    I wish I could pull off wearing that on stage. But I can't.:atoz:
  7. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Is that a bass or a weapon?
  8. I like it, but man, if you show up to a gig with that bass, you better be ready to stand and deliver. It requires star power to wear a star bass. Something Bootsy has oodles of, but me, well, not so much.
  9. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    I will buy it if I have the chops but with my mediocre skills and a bass like that people will be convinced that I am a clown.
  10. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    I think it's useless to me for anything more than a wall decoration.
  11. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
  12. I would buy it in a heart beat if it was affordable. Now if someone would release an Eddie Hazel sixer the world would be back in balance,The Maggot overlord would be banished, Sir Nosedevoidoffunk would be imprisoned and we would forever be on the one.
  13. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
    I love Bootsy, but I would never buy a Star Bass.

  14. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    Wow. Glad to see that Bootsy has narrowed it down to three pickups instead of the 27 pickups on the prototype. :bag:
  15. Carl_D

    Carl_D Guest

    I don't like "regular" Warwicks, but this one is even more douchey. No thanks. :rollno:
  16. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Hmm...trying to think of how much you'd have to pay me to be seen in public with that thing. lol

    I do love Bootsy though. Can't think of many others who can pull off what Bootsy does. He's like the Little Richard of bassists.
  17. Joedog


    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    Bootsy: cool

    His bass: .............:rollno:
  18. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    If I was doing my old funk cover gig where we all dressed up like idiots and wore Afro wigs, it would fit.

    Having said that, this ain't a $500 prop. I bet it is $4-6k+.

    Not a smart move on Warwick's part IMO.... How many of these would they seriously expect to sell?
  19. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
  20. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Actually that was 5 pickups not 27! Bootsy is cool but trying to short-change us on pickups is reason enough for me to not get one! How can you play exactly like Bootsy if you don't have the exact gear he plays? :eyebrow: