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Warwick Timeline???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Deano Destructo, Sep 26, 2001.


  1. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    When did warwick start building basses. I might have a line on an old '88 thumb w/ the emg's and dots on the fretboard. Anyone ever done a comparison on the way the old emg's sound V.S. the the sound of the emc's, and what'd ya think?:confused:
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Warwick started making basses in 1982.

    http://www.warwickbass.com/history.html

    I don't know if the old ones are better or worse, but chances are that the quality was better when the production volume was smaller (this is typical for any company IMO).

    The high-class model are still top notch, but with the low end models you have to expect some compromise in quality, e.g. wood choice, etc.
    After all, they're still made in Germany with high labor costs, and not in Asia or Eastern Europe, so they need to shave off something somewhere to compete with Ibanez and the like.
     
  3. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I had also heard tales of some earlier models having truss rod problems. Has anyone else heard anything like this?:(