Warwick "W" bass ? What the ...........?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jammin Johneboy, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. I came across a Warwick "W" bass for sale this morning . Got a kick out of it, never seen one before. Seems to be a Rock Bass . Just curious.

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  2. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Well, it actually sorta works as a playable instrument (at least from just looking at it). Whether it would neck dive or not is another question. I don't imagine Fender attempting such a marketing tool. :rolleyes:
  3. Redhotbassist


    Oct 19, 2002
    Bloody hideous! IMO.
  4. nolezmaj


    Sep 22, 2011
    Tried ot out for a few minutes, it plays but sound very cheap and lacks any character. Sales guy agried it is just a marketing tool. Bad marketing, if you ask me.
  5. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    very Wrong!!!:(
  6. Yuck!
  7. Bass_Thumper


    Oct 20, 2009
    Madison, MS
    If Warwick is your be all, end all of brands, I say go for it. If not, it's like an expensive beer neon light for your garage. if it's cheap, buy it for the parts if nothing else.
  8. I'm not really interested in buying it . Didn't know these existed , so it surprised me when I saw it. Just thought I'd share the pictures of it here since it seemed like such a strange bass. Obviously a marketing gimmick .
  9. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    As usual with warwick and specifically in this case;
    No thanks!
  10. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    ahhh, it will stand up against an amp stably (at least it's not an upside down flying V)... ahhh, it's a ok colour... ahhh it's probably cheaper than the Bootsy star bass... ahhh, :rollno::rollno::rollno:
  11. djaydjay


    Mar 14, 2010
    If I'm not mistaken, that bass was built from someone else that gave it as a gift to warwick for their 30th anniversary. They found it fun and decided to produce the same bass.

    I guess it makes people talk about them and can't disappointed, because no one actually thinks this could possibly be a serious instrument ;)
  12. I am sure it is not meant as a serious bass , more of a nostalgia , souvenier type thing. Your right about the 30th anniversary , here is a closeup picture of the neck .

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  13. Ponsonby Britt

    Ponsonby Britt You don't rock a Thunderbird, it rocks you. Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013

    Excuse me.....wuck.
  14. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011