#1
Is it just me or are warwick necks like a baseball bat? When I first got it and was playing, it didn't feel that bad, but I've realized that the neck may be a little too big for me. What does everyone else think? Why do people dislike warwicks anyways?
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#2
I'm not a fan, not by a long way.

J necks ftw.

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#3
I personally love my Warwick neck.

It's great!
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#4
This is why you try out basses extensively before buying, especially once you get to pro level basses like warwicks. I personally don't like them, they are too flat but I love my wide P-Bass neck.
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#7
No....I don't dislike them, I love my 5-string stingray's neck...It's really fast

But for four strings, has to be J necks...by a long way
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#8
They're awkward at first but quickly grow on me
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#9
I love Warwick necks...but they're really a two way deal (love or hate it)
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#10
I like Warwick's necks, but yeah, they can feel a bit odd to start with. I tend to think of them as having a 'good handful' in a way. Sturdy, like a baseball bat, or a beer bottle. Mind you, they seem to be obsessed with ergonomics, as most things German are. The controls always seem to be precisely where you need them.
#11
well I had a rockbass 4 string before I got the warwick and didn't seem to a problem, but the warwick seems like a lot of neck for me. I've played a jazz and the neck felt pretty good. I also bought my warwick used so I don't know what year it is.
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#13
I played around on a corvette standard 5 the other day and liked the tone but not the neck. To big and it felt like it was poorly constructed. I dont know if it was sanding or what but it was not smooth at all. The frets were really well done though.
#14
I cant stand my p bass neck tooooooo fat..
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#15
It's weird what people say about the warwick necks
are you talking about their broadnecks (on some 5 and all 6 string models)?
Or their 4 or 5 string necks?

I mean I've heard bitching about how big their 4 string neck is. I've played basses with bigger necks than warwicks, but I don't have any problem with my corvette 5 stringer...
I guess it's all down to preference.
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#16
Thank You Bad Seed for describing a Warwick neck so accurately "a base ball bat." I don't like Warwick. I don't like the sound or feel of them. I love Jazz basses much more, I just wish Fender made more 5 strings. Maybe I haven't been playing the right Warwicks but to me they aren't Fenders.
#17
yea mine's a 4 string. I mean I love the bass, it's nicely made, sounds a looks awesome, it's just the neck that I can't get used to, and that sucks because I love the look of the bass. That's really the only way I can describe the neck, thick and really round like a baseball bat.
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#19
It's not necessarily the size of the Warwick necks but the stupid stupid shape of them, especially the 5s.
#20
I've always said Warwick has the best neck shape in the business. At first, the shape may seem 'counterintuitive' especially to Ibanez and Geddy players, but after the honeymoon, that shape is incredible. At the 12th fret, the neck litterally shapes into your hand. If you're one of these John Mayer dudes who has their thumb all the way over the neck, yeah, Warwick's going to be a bit much, but if you have a 'proper' technique, they're great.

And, FWIW, I prefer the Ovangkol necks to the Wenge necks 100x over. Wenge feels a bit 'buttery' to me (although it's beautiful) and the more 'traditional' shape is a bit disappointing after falling in love with the current Warwick shape.
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#21
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I've always said Warwick has the best neck shape in the business. At first, the shape may seem 'counterintuitive' especially to Ibanez and Geddy players, but after the honeymoon, that shape is incredible. At the 12th fret, the neck litterally shapes into your hand. If you're one of these John Mayer dudes who has their thumb all the way over the neck, yeah, Warwick's going to be a bit much, but if you have a 'proper' technique, they're great.

And, FWIW, I prefer the Ovangkol necks to the Wenge necks 100x over. Wenge feels a bit 'buttery' to me (although it's beautiful) and the more 'traditional' shape is a bit disappointing after falling in love with the current Warwick shape.


That's actually where I run into problems playing, the upper frets. I have to set it on my leg in order to play it. I don't know, maybe it's just me. The bass isn't terribly low on my body either, the top of the body is right at my belt line.
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#23
i like the neck on the corvette standard and the corvette $$ models. expecially the $$
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#24
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i like the neck on the corvette standard and the corvette $$ models. expecially the $$

All bolt-on Warwick necks are identical. That's one of the reasons BO's are much cheaper than NT or SN.
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