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Old 06-21-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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Ask Warwick Q & A! - for comments, questions, feedback - all things Warwick-related!

At the request of forum members FatalGear41 and Deliriumbassist, I'd like to start a thread, as the title states, for anyone who's got comments, questions, or feedback - all things Warwick-related! As part of the Warwick Social Media Team, I will answer questions to the best of my ability, with the most accurate information I can supply. Whether its German Custom Shop, Pro-Series, or Rockbass...I'd like to make myself available to assist you in any way. Don't hesitate to post here, or PM me. Looking forward to it...Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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I've looked at the website, and I don't see anything about the fret wire Warwick uses. Some of the Warwicks I've seen look as if they have brass frets. Most seem to have nickel-silver frets. What is the standard, and do they offer stainless steel frets through the custom shop?
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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FatalGear41! Warwick is known for its use of Bell Brass frets, which are harder than nickel-silver and also add to the tone. However, in the Custom Shop we offer 6 different fret wires which vary in size as well as composition. Our 'standard' option is Bell Brass (called Bronze on the website). You can see more details in the Custom Shop Options menu, Here: http://warwick.de/modules/custom_sh...tID=22424&cl=EN Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:05 AM   #5
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Free or cheap Pro Star bass please? I'll use it for all my gigs!

Don't really have proper questions, only compliments. I love my Streamer LX5, It has the best neck I've ever played on a 5 string and the best B string I've ever played. People crap on about how longer scales make for better Bs but Warwick does it right with their fivers. Honestly the best I've ever played.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:32 AM   #6
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I wondering if you could offer a Vampyre NT 5 string with a MEC TJ in middle position instead of the MEC J.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:44 AM   #7
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Will 5 string packs of EMP strings eventually be offered with a high C?
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:57 AM   #8
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Admittedly I haven't been keeping up on Warwick news too much lately, but do you know when/if the FSC-certified Corvette will be available in the US? And if so what the retail pricing might be like on one?
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:51 AM   #9
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Would you ever consider taking classic designs like a jazz or precision and then bringing them up to Warwick's standards? I love the 'Wick tone above all else but I'm a big guy so I look silly playing instruments with tiny bodies.

I'd kill for a Warwick Jazz Bass Bubinga $$ NT
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:39 AM   #10
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Free or cheap Pro Star bass please? I'll use it for all my gigs!

Don't really have proper questions, only compliments. I love my Streamer LX5, It has the best neck I've ever played on a 5 string and the best B string I've ever played. People crap on about how longer scales make for better Bs but Warwick does it right with their fivers. Honestly the best I've ever played.


Thanks for the compliments, consecutive e! I used to have the same belief until I started playing Warwick basses. I also feel that the tone of 34" scale is more 'organic' sounding. I played 35" scale basses for years (many with loose B strings), and it was a real pleasure to move back down to a 34" scale. Enjoy your Streamer LX5!
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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I wondering if you could offer a Vampyre NT 5 string with a MEC TJ in middle position instead of the MEC J.


dark Mass, You can order a Vampyre NT 5 through the Warwick Germany Custom Shop with any pickup configuration you prefer! Here is an example of a TJ/TJ setup:

Please let me know if you can assist you in any way. Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:58 AM   #12
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Will 5 string packs of EMP strings eventually be offered with a high C?


Deliriumbassist: Unfortunately we aren't currently planning to offer the EMP 5-string sets with high-C. I will keep this thread updated if plans change. We do offer our non-coated strings in this configuration. Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:01 PM   #13
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Admittedly I haven't been keeping up on Warwick news too much lately, but do you know when/if the FSC-certified Corvette will be available in the US? And if so what the retail pricing might be like on one?


Tostitos: I just checked with our US Distributor, US Music Corp - The FSC-Certified Corvette will be available in 8 weeks! You can check list prices here: http://warwick.de/media/prices/Warwick_Instr_USA.pdf Please let me know if there is anything I can assist you with. Thanks!
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Would you ever consider taking classic designs like a jazz or precision and then bringing them up to Warwick's standards? I love the 'Wick tone above all else but I'm a big guy so I look silly playing instruments with tiny bodies.

I'd kill for a Warwick Jazz Bass Bubinga $$ NT


Spaz91: I don't think we'll be offering either of those designs! However, you could look into our Broadneck option on a 5 string, which widens the overall dimension of the bass proportionately. Let me know if you've got any questions. Thanks!
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Deliriumbassist: Unfortunately we aren't currently planning to offer the EMP 5-string sets with high-C. I will keep this thread updated if plans change. We do offer our non-coated strings in this configuration. Thanks!


Ah well, can't win them all. Now it's a case of finding a use for the low B in the six string sets
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:03 PM   #16
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Could you shed some light on when the Warwick Alien Acoustic 6 string basses will be available for sale on the European market?

I've been wanting one ever since I saw a photo of one of them in January.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #17
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Hello sam_ofzo, I will try to get more detailed information on both the Warwick Alien and the Rockbass Alien and report back here. Thanks for your patience! Please let me know if there is anything I can assist you with.

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Can the same be said for the Rockbass Aliens? I'd love to get a nice acoustic sometime.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:23 PM   #19
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Black Ox,

Where are you located?

I have sent a request for more details on all the Alien basses, and will have a reply with precise information soon! Thanks!

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Where are you located?

I have sent a request for more details on all the Alien basses, and will have a reply with precise information soon! Thanks!

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