what do you think about WARWICK basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thanos_lee, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. thanos_lee


    Aug 26, 2006
    well searching for a new bass,a couple of warwick have fallen in to my hands...they were nice,but i would like some other opinions....
  2. Tony G

    Tony G Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    which warwicks are you looking at? I love my new corvette 5. You will find a lot of warwick fans here. They are really great basses, with a great sound all their own.
  3. thechips


    Apr 10, 2006
    I posted up today about my corvette 4 string.
    yeah I love warwicks. Always liked the tone/feel/way they look.
    my only criticism is that mine is quite heavy (bubinga wood)

    but warwick thumb basses are pretty awesome as well.

    what kind of stuff do you play thanos_lee?
  4. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Not my cup of tea. If you can find one that sits well on your shoulders, then go for it, but they have a tendency to be heavy and unbalanced.
  5. justinb515


    May 23, 2006
    warwicks are perhaps some of the most loved, as well as most hated basses there are. Depending on who you ask, warwicks are either way overrated, or way underrated. Play before you buy...
  6. rayzak


    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    I think I want one;)
  7. xiiix


    Mar 24, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    i used to own a thumb b.o. (4 string) and i thought it was excellent in all aspects except for the weight...i traded it for a ernie ball stingray HH a few months back and now i'm kind of wishing i didn't but oh well...just my 2 cents.
  8. Great sounding basses....which are an ergonomic nightmare!!
  9. only my opinion of course
  10. Yell03SpecV


    Mar 22, 2006
    I could never get used to the "Easton Big Barrel" style necks and overwhelming weight.
  11. hasadari


    Jun 23, 2005
    Love the thumb.
  12. PB+J


    Mar 9, 2000
    arlington va
    heavy--every one I've every tried was heavy AND unbalanced. Except for the streamer standard--the passive five string. I tried one of those a few years a go and liked it a lot
  13. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes the tree Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Palm Coast, FL
    Don't like them - the sound is just so-so and they ripped off the design of the Spector after they agreed to pay royalties. Never will get any of my business - you make up your mind, though.

    Dan K.
  14. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    I personally like the sound but I'm not crazy about the necks.
    Personally, I think that they just offer too many different models and levels of instruments (although quite a few are probably discontinued now).
    There was a time when Warwick = high end instrument but they've definitely confused the market with the Rock Bass and various bolt on models.

    One things for sure, buy used.
    The market's flooded with Warwicks and they currently can be bought at a good price.
  15. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    It's normally hit or miss with Warwick. People either love em, or hate em, for various reasons. I think they're great! I keep trying other basses trying to like them, but I always end up back home with a Wick in my hands...:D
  16. The Craw

    The Craw

    Jul 31, 2006
    I never could get into them, but I recently tried out a Corvette double buck at GC and I was really impressed with the tone. Nice neck profile too.
  17. AuG


    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    I dig the double 'buckers. I owned one of the rockbass standard 4 stringers and was impressed with the tone but it had a few problems, namely the input jack and tone controls. Made in China so that's no surprise.

    It was lightweight though, so that was a plus. :)
  18. Yell03SpecV


    Mar 22, 2006

    Sorry, had to.
  19. JKwo


    Jan 12, 2006
    Well, I like the sound, even though I don't find it to be very versatile (at least based on the corvettes and thumbs I've tried). The sounds that they do produce are useable in a reasonably wide variety of contexts, but I can't seem to get many different sounds. You can't argue with that growl though, I prefer the bottom end from a warwick to any fodera or anything else.

    Of course they have some of the most unwieldy necks i've ever played, and I find that left hand movement is a chore.. the necks are just baseball bats IME.
  20. Tony G

    Tony G Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    I don't care what it looks like. I don't care if it is heavier than the average bass. I don't care if the neck is thicker than most basses. They sound damn good to me, and I love it.

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