#1
A snip at £600, made in Germany in 2008 in a now discontinued blue finish, bam badabam bambam bam baaaaaaaaaa:



Its been a long time coming, what with two consecutive bank holidays ****ing my finances, got it this morning after putting my name down for it over a fortnight ago.

So onto the bass; rather than making the usual wall of text, I'm just going to list Pros and Cons.

Pros:
  • The best tone in any bass I've ever owned.
  • Lots of knobs and swtiches, endless versatilty.
  • No neck dive,
  • I like the finish, or lack thereof. Much easer on the palms.
  • I don't have to thread the string through the bridge like in other basses, I hate that grinding noise.
  • Passive option. Sounds like shit but its better than nothing if the battery dies.
  • Its nothing like any other Warwick but it still has that obvious 'Wick tone.


Cons:
  • Its really, REALLY ugly.
  • It screams blue penis more than Dr. Manhattan.
  • The angled tuners actually make it more uncomfortable for my gorilla arms.
  • Very high output compared to my other basses, means extra fiddling.
  • As I said, the passive mode sounds like a bumload of poo.
  • It isn't in the shape of a Fender Jazz Bass.
  • It clashes with my favourite shirt.


There are more cons but they;re mainly unimportant superficial crap. Great bass, great price. If I start a project bass it will have all the features of this bass transplanted onto Jazz Bass.

Soundclips soon! Though my Amplug doesn't do it justice.
Last edited by Spaz91 at May 6, 2011,
#4
Finally! HNBD. I officially hate you now for owning a Wick looks sweet though man.
pinga
#5
so passive switch, coil tapping, vol, blend lo, hi. do I win?

also it may clash with your shirt but it matches you blue speakers. anyway happy new bass day,
no sir away a papaya war is on
#6
Quote by the_perdestrian
so passive switch, coil tapping, vol, blend lo, hi. do I win?

Not quite.

Volume pot with push/pull active/passive.
Pickup blend.
High.
Low.
Series/Single/Parallel switches for both pickups.
#7
Not a fan of 'wicks though the blue looks nice.

Anyways HNBD!
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#8
Quote by Spaz91
Not quite.

Volume pot with push/pull active/passive.
Pickup blend.
High.
Low.
Series/Single/Parallel switches for both pickups.


nice. but you know what you should do? replace the push pull with a regular pot and then install a 3rd switch for active passive.
no sir away a papaya war is on
#9
HNBD, although...



...disagreed... the blue Corvette $$ were one of the few Warwicks that I ever really liked the look of (and I'm not usually one for unusual finishes). Looks mighty fine to me, even though, as you mentioned, it's not quite a Jazz.
#11
When you wake up from this dream, you will discover it is actually a Dean

Seriously, though. HNBD! Hope you enjoy it for a very long time.
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#12
HNBD! Now the question is how long you're going to keep it.
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#13
Quote by Spaz91

Cons:
  • It screams blue penis more than Dr. Manhattan.

    This will come in handy if you ever get a gig at a gay bar, they'll love it.


  • The angled tuners actually make it more uncomfortable for my gorilla arms.

    Weird, my arms are a bit gorillaish too and I love the angled tuners.


  • Very high output compared to my other basses, means extra fiddling.

    Hence the reason I don't use active basses anymore, too much dicking around.


  • As I said, the passive mode sounds like a bumload of poo.

    They almost always do, unless you go super b00t33k.


  • It clashes with my favourite shirt.

    Something to keep in mind if you ever get that gay bar gig.





HNBD Spaz! Welcome to Club Warwick!
Basses:
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Warwick Star Bass
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#15
You can never be too careful.
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Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#16
Are you sure you got the right bass? I thought you after a thunkderbird.

HNBD youve made me want a double buck now. Damn you.
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#17
dude i would LOVE that thing in blue! looks amazing!
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#18
I really dislike the body shape on those too.
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#20
Welcome to the club brah, but I have to agree with delirium, cons and warwick don't normally belong in the same sentence.

As for the passive mode, it doesn't work for everything but just play around with it. I actually prefer the sound of it's singles in passive to an actual Jazz bass, but that's just me
#21
Well....... if you really think its that ugly I'll pay for the shipping to take that sexy chunk of ugliness off of your hands. That just happens to be exactly how I would order a double buck. Happy new bass day!!!!!!
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