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Warwick Taranis

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sammyp, May 17, 2011.

  1. sammyp


    Aug 20, 2010
    NB, Canada
    so the local music retailer pulls a Warwick Taranis out of the back of the stock room the other day ...it's been back there for a couple years, ordered in for someone who decided against it ....they put $ 999. CAD on it ....i couldn't resist ...they gave me top dollar on my SR 500 trade in ..the rest went on account.

    i can't beleive what well thought out and crafted beasts warwicks are ...the neck is chunkier than i would normally go for with small hands but i love it ....

    freakin nuts that you can adjust up or down with an alan key is BRILLIANT not to mention free strap locks, owners kit and a beautiful gig bag ....i very happy!

    strung it normal E A D G ....
  2. seungkoo

    seungkoo Banned

    Nov 20, 2003
    pretty much a corvette $$ with bigger nut??
  3. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    ... pics?
  4. more like a FNA jazzman i think. it has a single coil neck pickup.
  5. crustychef


    Apr 4, 2009
    Seattle WA
    Very nice score! If it has the same electronics as my jazzman you are in for tonal buffet of awesomeness.
  6. TechJunky


    Aug 31, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    I believe the Taranis is passive. I've heard good things, but haven't heard one personally. So...hoe about a sound clip?
  7. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    Amazing score! Congrats man. The Taranis is the first Warwick I played in person, and from there the gas never died until i got my 5-string Streamer $$.
    Lets see some pics!
  8. sammyp


    Aug 20, 2010
    NB, Canada
    yeah they say it is the same as a jazzman ....it is hum in bridge and single in the neck ....i really don't think the nut is any different ...the E - G strings slot fine and i could see that the B - D set was maybe a tad big for the nut....i think the Taranis B-D was pretty much just a marketing strategy.....haven't got at it with the digital camera yet but it is the black finish ...
  9. wait so it doesn't even comfortably fit the B-D string sizes?? i thought that was like the whole point of the taranis! i mean there's no doubt it's still a great bass, but to me that's just kinda retarded :rollno:
  10. The sandblasted nirvana black finish and the B-D stringing was the allure of the Taranis

    Still it is one of the prettier Warwicks I have seen. I have never played one so I have no idea how it sounds.
  11. sammyp


    Aug 20, 2010
    NB, Canada
    although i can't say for sure, i really doubt the nut is any different from a std 4 warwick
  12. xhawk5

    xhawk5 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Palm Coast, Florida
    The sand-blasted finish makes it quite special. And YES, more like a FNA. I owned a Taranis. VERY mid strong. PERFECT for Metal and cutting through 2 blazing guitars. I tried EADG and it sounded very weird. I couldn't dial in a good tone.
    This is NOT just a corvette with thicker strings. I guarantee that. The Taranis has it's place, apart from most basses I've played. The BEAD strings fit the nut perfectly.
    Food for thought!!

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