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What is this Warwick Growl?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by waytoodeep03, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. ON the thumb bass? Anyone have any clips of it?
  2. I remember hearing a short solo thumb bass clip (like 40-50 secs) that would be perfect to 'describe' the thumb growl. Does anyone know of or remember the clip I'm refering to?? I'm a bit sketchy, it was maybe two or three years ago...
  3. woodshed


    Jul 18, 2005
    311 "Hydroponic", after the fuzzbass, Big Muff intro some very tastey Warwick growl can be heard. Gotta love those 'Wicks!

  4. Well, he is sasking for a clip of the Thumb bass, and if I remember correctly, P-Nut plays a Streamer Stage II... Unless some of you more die-hard 311 fnas know something I don't.

  5. EricTheEZ1


    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    I find that Warwick growl is WAYYY to high-mid rangy/honky sounding. I like smooth with a bit of growl coming from where I pluck.

    Any GC will allow you to experience everything Warwick has to offer. Every GC I've ever been to had plenty of Warwicks available.
  6. punkmetal

    punkmetal Guest

    Jul 19, 2005
    WI (milwaukee area)
    if you can listen to some live mudvayne Ryan puts that growl to use
  7. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU

    A Warwick with EMGs maybe. But stock Ws or with other P-ups, then no. That W growl is low-mid, and the high-mids are even a bit recessed.

    If it's still the music of The Rock Chart on MTV, then Siddharta's Dice is a fine example
  8. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    Hey, no badmouthing Wicks please!:) Another good song to hear some good Thumb growl is a song called Straight Hate by Bloodsimple. Check it out if you can...
  9. Bloodsimple... Isnt that the bassist who wheres a Thumb around his knees? Wow, I bet Warwick never saw that one coming!

  10. G-Man

    G-Man Keeping it Solid

    Jun 1, 2005
    South Carolina
    It's like bikers say about Harley Davidsons. "If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand" :rollno:
  11. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Its just a myth started by NTB.
  12. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    I don't know what that means....but being that Nick said it, +1 :cool: :p
  13. I'm pretty sure its NTB = Nickthebassist... to do with many upon many threads of his search for piledriveingly heavy low growl... I think :confused:
  14. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU

    Do you have ears or something?
  15. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    The warwick growl is something special, something you wont find on other basses (blatantly).
  16. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    Yeah that's him, guy with the long dreads. :bassist:
  17. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Try to get the Jamiroquai in Phoenix '97 live video.
    Stuart Zender's Streamer growls like a mother.
  18. woodshed


    Jul 18, 2005
    P-NUT plays Streamer Stage II's, Thumb and Thumb Fretless, and a Bleach Blonde. You're probably right about that song though, he was using the Stage II exclusively back then but it growls just like a Thumb. I bought a Thumb to get his sound annd it pulls it off easily. Gotta love (or hate) those Warwicks!