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Warwick Bass Recommendation

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Briton, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. ectoflanger

    ectoflanger Supporting Member

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    Well, I would not have gotten involved with the Thumbs if it hadn’t been for their telepathic gift- ;)
     
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  2. Briton

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    Thanks for the feedback jester, you make a lot of good points there. Personally I don't have a problem playing any type of Bass whether that is different size necks or actual weight though I am aware that some people do not like certain necks, but all of my Basses have different necks from a very thin Jazz to a more or less baseball bat size G&L and I play them all without any problems. The most important factor for me is tone and I do not think that I will be disapointed with any of the higher end priced Warwicks so my search goes on but I will defo look at all of the recommendations that members have given on this thread.
     
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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Thumb Bass

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  4. jester

    jester Moderator Moderator

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    Very powerful argument, in just two words.
     
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    Hardy Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Streamer LX
     
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    Augie The Desert Bass-ape

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    The streamer LX is a beast. a beastly Beast. Don't rule it out because its a "cheaper" streamer and not a neck through, they are different kindsa toys. If you like rock, and IMHO particularly if you like playing with a pick the LX is great. big attack, really clear.
    Its odd, my goto 4 is a dolphin SN, and I love my Jazzman, but the LX is the bass I love to find excuses to play.
     
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    Henrythe8 Dolphin Hoarder

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    Rule Number One when buying a bass : TRY AS MANY AS YOU CAN.
     
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    Fortress One :) Best model from Warwick ;)
     
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  9. Augie

    Augie The Desert Bass-ape

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    Actually those should sound pretty much the same as an LX, but with better balance. solid maple with active MEC P/Js
     
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    Yes I have to of them :) One fretted and one fretless.
     
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    If you are looking for your forever bass get a Streamer stage 1, Thumbs are nice too but balance is not good.
     
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  12. michele

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    I keep reading everywhere about how bad Thumbs balance, about their neck dive etc...
    I'll tell you...
    In the past 25 years I've been lucky enough having owned a lot of nice basses. Aside from various Fenders P and J (vintage, modern, roadworn, usa, mex, japan) I've owned Rics, Sadowskys, Ken Smith (three of them, 5, 6, bolt-on, neck through..), Fodera (a Matt Garrison and an Emperor), Roscoe, Alembic, Yamahas, Laurus and a very nice Carl Thompson.
    I have currently a Thumb BO5, my first Warwick. This thing balance in a DIFFERENT way from all the basses I've owned. It wants to stay central to your body and neck wants to stay somewhat horizontal. If you don't fight it trying to wear it like a Fender and approach it "respecting" its nature, well the Thumb will reward you with great comfort and a fabulous tone.
    Right now the Thumb is the most comfortable instrument I've owned (with a BT6 Smith and an Alembic Essence right behind it by a hair).
    I'm 185 cm and have normal arms and hands in relation to my frame and have no problem to play one-finger-per-fret on frets 1 to 4 (years of study on my technique hadn't hurt either).
    I'll go further and say that in the last years especially while playing seated, Fender and Fender-inspired instruments caused me a lot of problems with my spine and right shoulder in the attempt of balancing big bodies that wanted to shift to the right side. Everything disappeared since I have the Thumb.
    That's to say there's no right or wrong: instruments are different and so are we. The key is to search and evaluate through direct first hand experience: there are no shortcuts.
    Maybe the Thumb isn't for you, or maybe it will be a total revelation. Who knows? People looked at me as I'd just landed from Mars when I told 'em I had pain after 15 minutes playing a $9000 33" scale Fodera Garrison with 1 mm action all along the fretboard...
    The only way of making your mind about the right instrument for you is spending some quality time with it.
    If you're located in Europe I suggest you to look into Thomann for a good selection and good prices on Warwicks and to take advantage of their excellent 30 days money back policy to properly evaluate different models in the comfort of your house.
     
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  13. jester

    jester Moderator Moderator

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    Wise words. Cheers @michele !
     
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  14. Briton

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    Thanks for all of the feedback peeps!........Currently I have still not decided which is going to be the best one for me, but there are two that really take my fancy.
    More feedback is still welcome, though I must state that I will be buying from a dealer located in the UK so company's like Thomann who are based in Germany and do not have a good reputation in the UK are out of the question.

    Be Lucky!
     
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    jester Moderator Moderator

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    We want some feedback too @Briton ! Which ones are they? :)
     
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    Sorry about that!.......The two that attract me at the moment are:

    Warwick GPS Streamer Stage 1

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    Warwick WGPS Streamer LX Limited Edition.

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    Excellent taste, sir. Of the two I think the stage1 looks most aesthetically pleasing as the pickups on the limited look like they're a size or two too large. (my opinion of course, I am no expert)
     
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    Yes I did notice the distance from the E string to the top of the pups on the WGPS, but I do have a Bass with the same config and I don't have any problems with thumb placement so no problems there!
     
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    Ned Steinberger is nodding and smiling somewhere. :)
     
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    Augie The Desert Bass-ape

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    Ned-Looks up from sawing the headstock off something....."AAAAAAWW YIIIISSS!"
     
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