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What's Your Favorite Warwick?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by grooveguru, Mar 8, 2001.


  1. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    All you Warwick owners out there. What's your favorite model and why. How bout some stories from the field. This is definitely a pro Warwick thread. I've got a Thumb 4 Bolt-On which is a 99' model with an all Wenge neck and a brass Adjust-A-Nut I
     
  2. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    Probably my 95 corvette pro-line! It has a odd ball body because it was custome made it has swamp ash body! I love the adjust a nut feature as well!
    id like to try the new infinity but havent had the chance yet! I would like to have a 6 string frettless dolphin pro!
     
  3. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    96 Thumb Bolt on fretless set up by Martin Petersen
     
  4. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    my FAVORITE would be the dolphin 5string. i WILL own one of those bad boys...and yes i HAVE played one.

    second place though, my very own thumb 5string neck thru. wa hoo.

    jason
     
  5. My favorite Warwick (that I can afford) is the Corvette Standard 5-string. mmmmm :D I love that thing. Next time I go to GC, i'm going to try out the streamer Stage I and II's and the Thumbs.
     
  6. =^..^=

    =^..^=

    Jan 25, 2001
    Stuck on a rock !
    yep - she's seven years old ! - 4 string bolt on, lovely tone, great to play. Never parting with her !
     
  7. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    are the neck thru's really that much less common than the bolt ons?

    jason
     
  8. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    They are more expensive which could account for it. The bolt ons are IMHO good value for money. I paid £600 s/h (local shop) ($900) which for UK prices is about right.
     
  9. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    is the neck dive the same on the bolt-on and the thru neck?
     
  10. AndyMan

    AndyMan Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 17, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    http://myplaceproductionsllc.com/
    My Streamer Stage II 5 String

    Andy
     
  11. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i'm guessing the same or worse, depending on body style. i think a 5 or 6 string thumb would be the worst: small body, 7 piece neck, etc...

    jason
     
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    My favorite Warwick is a Lakland.
     
  13. virtual.ray

    virtual.ray

    Oct 25, 2000
    I have a Thumb Bolt On 5 and an FNA 5. I can't decide between them which is why I have both.I feel that the Thumb is great for fingerstyle and the FNA kills for slap,but either one can work both ways.The neck on the FNA is rounder than the Thumb which has a "D" shape,but I feel comfortable playing both.Each one has personality which is a plus for me.
     
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    ROFL!

    Mine is a Zon!:p

    Seriously, I like the Streamer Stage I a lot, with Barts or EMGs, but of course, you can get a USA Spector, which is even better IMHO.
     
  15. 5156246

    5156246

    Sep 6, 2000
    Germany
    My Warwick Thumb 6string fretless Bolt-on..

    and the new Infinity!
     
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    5156246, I love the look of the Infinity(which is over a year old now, BTW, not really new;)) but have you ever actually played one?

    I have never seen one in a shop.
     
  17. air_leech

    air_leech

    Sep 1, 2000
    Israel
    The Streamer LX5 thats in my room is the Warwick I adore the most.

    other than my natural finished LX I would really like a Streamer Jazzman 5.

    can't really comment on the neck-thru models because I never got to try any. maybe it's better that way so my Streamer remains my "numero uno".
     
  18. 5156246

    5156246

    Sep 6, 2000
    Germany
    Yes, because Warwick is German and I live in germany :)

    The sound is awesome, very Warwick-like.
    Though I think the instrument is too expensive. I played custom made basses that sound better for the same price.

    But these are just MY ears... maybe other people like the Warwick more than I do.
     
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Cool! Somebody wh has actually played an Infinity in person!

    I agree that they are overpriced, but then so is the new Lakland hollowbody electric too.

    Beautiful basses though.
     
  20. My favorite Warwick is a Spector :D, Which of course was ripped off by Warwick......