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What the difference between a Warwick Framus Triumph and the Lite version?

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by thewitt, Oct 26, 2018.


  1. thewitt

    thewitt

    Jan 19, 2005
    I have a Triumph 4 string that I'm considering selling and am pretty sure it is not the Lite version of this EUB. Beautiful bass, I just never use it.

    What are the distinguishing features between the 2 models?
     
  2. thewitt

    thewitt

    Jan 19, 2005
    And I do know the Lite says so on the peg head.
     
  3. donotfret

    donotfret

    Jun 11, 2018
    My first EUB was a Triumph Lite. I can't say much in terms of comparison, but I can say that the Lite is made in China and mine was absolutely awful quality. It did sound alright when it wasn't busy falling over (to be fair in a sitting position it was better, but I prefer to stand). Build quality might actually be the difference.
     
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  4. I once tried the Lite and found the quality less good than my Stagg EDBs. I had an old Friumph in my hands once for a few seconds only and that felt much more DB-like than the Lite.
     
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  5. thewitt

    thewitt

    Jan 19, 2005
    Thanks folks

    This is not made in China and it's a beautiful bass. Perhaps it's just build quality.
     
  6. donotfret

    donotfret

    Jun 11, 2018
    Oh, here's another one that I didn't think of earlier. Do the standard Triumphs have a magnetic pickup by default? My Triumph Lite definitely didn't have one, so that could be another difference.
     
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  7. The Light version has no cavities in the body, no ebony, no magnetic pickup, no DB-head mechanics.
    It is made in China and is sold on our market as a Rockbass, not a Warwik. It is similar only in form.
     
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  8. thewitt

    thewitt

    Jan 19, 2005
    There we go! Thank you Victor for the info.

    Now I just have to get a sense of value. Seems all I can find for sale is the Lite version.
     

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