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Warwick?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B.B., Mar 29, 2003.


  1. Nothing serious, just enquireing about warwick's Vampyre, is it worth the money? And most of all is it any good? Hope u have some reviews of it. Thnx. Rock on bass players!
     
  2. citizen

    citizen

    Jan 24, 2003
    FRANCE,paris
    I have tryed it this month,but i was badly surprised.
    it seems like an Ibanez ergodyne,without confort.
    it sounds like a warwick(a little bit more rock).
    only the look is intresting if you like it

    sorry for my english,i am french
     
  3. Your question is a bit tricky to answer, since there are three different Vampyre models. There's a neck through top of the line model, then there's a set neck version, both made in Germany. Here in Sweden the Neck through, four string, one costs about the equivalent of $3000, and the set neck one is about half the price of that.
    Then there's a RockBass version, made in China, with a bolt on neck and different hardware et c, that will set you back at about $800. The question of which model you're interrested in still remains, though.
    The prices might be higher/lower in Croatia, but this might give you a general idea on prices.
    I haven't seen any Vampyre model in a store yet, but if I ever will, I'll make a point of not playing it. I find them a bit on the ugly side, so to speak.

    If you want to know more about what people on this board think of the Vampyre, at least it's design, check out these threads.
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=70423&highlight=vampyre

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=73030&highlight=vampyre

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=73234&highlight=vampyre

    I'm afraid that people who has actually played one are few, and far between, though.
     
  4. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    It's ugly, and seems to be a redesign of the Infinity that was released a few years ago. The infinity was a very cool looking and sounding bass, but this one proves now that Warwick is selling out to the "New Metal" market. Unles it blows you away, I'd be wary of purchasing it for riddicule of it's looks.