Warwicks, love and hate

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by d8g3jdh, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    Anyone else find that while they like the sound of a warwick, they just dont feel very comfortable? maybe i just havent found one for me yet.
  2. CentralCoastBass

    CentralCoastBass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    National Reso-Phonic Guitars
  3. Fong249


    May 25, 2005
    Washington, DC
    the corvette fits me pretty good, but im a burly fellow. sounded pretty good too :)
  4. I played a Thumb and found it to be far too heavy and not quite as balanced as I would've otherwise hoped.

    It did sound nice though. It had a really "powerful" tone going for it, if that makes any sense to you guys. I guess the word is percussive.
  5. Hemitom


    Oct 12, 2005
    I have a Warwick Streamer Pro M 4 ,luv the action and feel but the MEC double jazz PU & active EQ sucked.Replaced the PU with a Fury(Canadian manufacture) ,passive set up with a coil tap...now it sounds like it should. :bassist:
  6. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    I love the way the Streamers and fretless Fortresses feel. I hate the way the Thumbs feel.

    I think they sound great if you dump the MEC pickups. There are so many models of Warwick bass out there at this point that it's really kind of silly to say you absolutely love/hate the entire line unless you are a diehard fan of a particular non-Warwick brand.
  7. I love the sound, but cant handle the necks. After drooling over the Streamer Stage II model for 4 years and never having seen one I actually got to play on one a month or so ago. The sound was even better than I expected, probably the best sounding bass I've played on, to my ears, but I could never get used to the feel of the neck.
  8. After owning warwicks for some time now, I can't go back. I'm hooked. As for the wieght, it doesn't bug me. Come on people its like 10 lbs. If my 5'2" 108lb wife can carry around a 20lb kid all day long a bass player should be able to handle a 10lb bass for a few hours. :D
    As for the necks, I play 2 of their 5ers. I love the feel of the necks and When I play my musicman, I feel like I'm going to crush it in my grasp. I also like the "flatness" of their fretboards.
    I've played my thumb5 for 3 years and I thought it couldn't get any better, the I recently bought a streamer stage II 5er with basslines pu's and duncan pre. I still like the thumb, but it doesn't get as much play anymore. :)
  9. Pan

    Pan Lowdown User

    Aug 8, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Had a Streamer Jazzman 5 until recently . .very nice instrument and growly with very good 'B'. Lovely woods too including ebony neck which was even everywhere. It just didn't feel right.
    I now have a Fodera standard 4 bolt-on which does it for me.
    I found Warwick a league above SR and Fender but Fodera another one up.
    My 10c worth.
  10. I love my corvette 5-string. It fits me just right. From the weight to the neck. My corvette isn't that heavy at all. The neck has grown on me a lot over time. The tone is the biggest part. :D I can't wait to get mine back from getting the frets leveled, setup, and new strings put on. :D :bassist:
  11. Fathand


    Sep 24, 2005
    I like my corvette standard, it plays well & sounds good. And I'd love to have another Warwick bass in my arsenal.

    But for some strange reason I think my next bass won't be a Warwick.. Fresh G.A.S? :eyebrow:
  12. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    My thumb NT balances great! The neck is a pleasure to play, and the weight isn't bad at all. The tone is superb.
  13. I love my streamer LX 4 string, it's perfect.The neck is awesome, the tone is crazy, and the weight isn't bad.The weight isn't bad cause I got a maple bodied one that is way lighter than the bubinga warwicks. I think my G&L L-2000 is a bit heavier than my streamer lx.Every bodiy is different in each model depending on the wood used, so you gotta play as many as you can til you find one you like.I played like 50 warwicks in like 10 music shpos until I found this one.Believe it or not I just bought it a month ago and It is a NEVER been used 2002 streamer lx model.It just sat in the music shop.Anyways Gotta say I love my warwick, but they are not for everybody.
  14. tbass-chicago


    Oct 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    My Streamer Stage I has a great feel. The pickups are EMG's, but the MEC preamp is still there. I have never understood complaints about the weight issue.
  15. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    The Streamer S1 is a tone machine even with the MECs and has very good ergonomics for me, very nice neck and I like the body shape and the fact that it is curved. Having said that, I played a Corvette FNA Jazzman and hated the feel of it, the neck was just too fat to be comfortable. Still had an absolutley gourgeous tone to it though.
  16. hasadari


    Jun 23, 2005
    I play a Thumb 4 NT and an Infinity 5 SN. Awesome feel, awesome tone.
  17. camman

    camman The first and the second

    Oct 25, 2005
    lol.........well, just because my neighbor cuts his yard with scissors does not mean that I wont use my riding mower for mine. :D

    not a fan of the warwick. Played a thumb, and it did not kick me in the junk....it was not bad, but not spiritual either. Liked the feel of a corvette 5 played sitting down, but it did not balance well on the strap. Tone was clean, but not my cup o tea.
  18. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    That had me cracking up! I find this to be very true. I've played strictly Wicks for the past year or so, and I couldn't imagine not having them. I'm 6'5 265, so a 10lb bass is not an issue.....