warwick question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by keltik, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. keltik

    keltik Guest

    Aug 17, 2004
    so i just bought a new warwick fretless....i love the tone (makes me drool :eek:)....anyway it came with a set of warwick brand strap locks....they function the same as dunlops (which i currently use) but my question is: are they the same diameter as my dunlops?

    i ask because i bought a new strap before i bought the new 'wick and as dunlop users know they are a biatch to take on and off of a strap (unless you own a set of snap ring spreaders).

    so are they the same or different?

    word to your mother.
  2. GradyBass

    GradyBass Guest

    Oct 15, 2006
    Paris, France
    I think the 'Wick locks are a larger diameter. I only say this because I remember the Dunlops to be thinner, but I could be smoking crack.

    The Warwick locks are good. I dig them.

    Word to your mother!
  3. keltik

    keltik Guest

    Aug 17, 2004
    hahahaha.....i put "word to your mother" in an email to my project group at work and everyone either came to my desk or emailed me back asking me what it meant....granted i work with people from all over the world but even a guy from detroit asked me....i guess some people don't have a clue

    anyway i'm sure some of the other readers out there are wondering why i just haven't stuck the dunlops in the wick and vice versa.....well i just moved and my other basses are still in storage just wondering about the size in case i need to make a trip to a music store on my way to retrieve the "arsenal"

    one love
  4. keltik

    keltik Guest

    Aug 17, 2004
    well i got my other bass out of storage last night and tried the warwick "male" straplock piece on my dunlop "female" piece and the warwick is bigger :eek: and it took me about 10 minutes to pry it back out.....so just in case anyone else is curious about the two types of straplock the dunlop is slightly smaller.....i'll post latter with full measurements etc. (i am engineer by day sorry can't help it)
  5. i've also heard that the warwick "male" is too well endowed for the dunlop "female" (such manly gear...). a salesperson at a guitar store once told me that the dunlop "male" is a perfect match for the warwick "female," but i never tried that combination either. i'm just paraniod enough about a bass hitting the floor that i'd be very suspicious about using a dunlop-like system when the parts didn't come in the same package.
  6. keltik

    keltik Guest

    Aug 17, 2004
    well bird of prey you are almost right

    i just put the calipers on the respective "male" ends and at the very base both measure 0.250 in but the dunlop has a slightly smaller leading end (roughly 0.246~0.248). i guess the germans being a largely uncircumcised population did think about trimming the head.:bag:

    also i plugged my dunlop male equipped strap into my wick and got a solid lock. They fit fine and since the major ODs are so close i'm not too worried about it. actually i should measure the "female" cavities as well. damn i need a girlfriend.

    okay measured before posting. the wick measured 0..250-.251 and the dunlop measured .250. i guess a thousandth can make a difference. but if i drop my wick cuz the dunlop doesn't hold you know i will cry on the shoulders of talkbass.

    much love