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Nobby Meidel Versions And Comparisons 1983 - 1992

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  1. Hoggles

    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Hi everyone! Just starting up the Nobby comparison thread.

    I'm a big believer in getting the history of Warwick in writing. HP, bless his sweet wood lovin' heart, is not exactly...shall we say.... 100% focused on preserving the history of Warwick in written form. Love ya HP :D

    And that's ok!!

    Because as we all know....this is where Bass Arena shines. The history and promotion of Warwick.

    There is no single place you can go-to, for the most comprehensive history and technical support of our beloved Wicks....than right here on The Good Vibe Zone.

    In this thread, we'll examine the different versions of the vintage Nobby Meidel.
    1983-1992


    **This is a work in progress**

    Version 1: All Rio Rosewood w/Maple stringers. Flat top knobs. Rear strap button on bottom corner. White control cover. Passive.
    Version 2: All Rio Rosewood w/Maple stringers. Flat top knobs. Rear strap button on back. White control cover. Passive.
    Version 3: All Rio Rosewood w/Maple stringers. Round top knobs. Button on back. White control cover. Passive.
    Version 4: All Rio Rosewood w/Maple stringers. Round top knobs. Button on back. Black control cover. Passive.
    Version 5: Rio Rosewood wings. Wenge neck w/Bubinga & Maple stringers. Button on back. Black control cover. Active. (Most common "later" version).
    Version 6: ????

    May have possibly been some Indian Rosewood used in later models; when Brazilian RW became more scarce, closer to it's ban in '92. Need confirmation.


    More to come.

    Any additional information is very much appreciated.

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    The only "history" of the Novby I've seen. Thank you to the original author.

    Story of the first Warwick(if anyone's interested)(pics) | Harmony Central

    The biggest thread of the past (from the original forum), to discuss the Nobby:

    Big thank you to everyone in there!

    Warwick Nobby Meidel Bass

    *The New* Nobby Meidel Club:

    =the Warwick Nobby Meidel Club=

    This is the only advertising that I know of. Any more would be great to have!

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    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    especially the language and the spelling
     
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  4. Hoggles

    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Haha, yes.

    I've still never seen a vintage Nobby with the LED option.

    Have you?
     
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