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Review Warwick Buzzard "the Buzztard" Custom Shop

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  • Review:
    What shall I say? I had a dream and yes, they built it! The writings on this bass are still unique in Warwick history, also the 2016 electronics in a 2015 compartment. Perfect balance because of the thinner neck, the security lock position and the Ultralite tuners.

    Check the vids! ;-)

    See the bass here still without the additional "Gibson style" toggle switch for active/"passive" mode and without second compartment on the backside. Sounds: The SiKS - "The gamble", played with a Warwick Infy LTD:

    Live vid:
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    Body Material:
    Neck Material:
    Body Finish:
    "old crate finish",
    Nut Width:
    Fingerboard Material:
    Wenge, numbers and stars inlays
    2-piece solid brass Warwick bridge
    MEC active P style, mirrored
    Other Hardware:
    Hipshot Ultralite tuners, drop D tuner, "Gibson style" active/passive switch, Warwick switch for LEDs, Warwick security locks, all chrome aged
    EQ / Controls:
    3 band MEC eq, new 2016 electronics
    both kidneys
    Other Specs:
    - old crate optics with finger joints, "flamed" finish
    - individual writings in original "The SiKS" font, etched ("HERBERTS DYNAMITE BUZZTARD INC", "SiKSplosive", "est. 1976", "100 % power"
    - customized "Punisher" skull inlay with orange LED lit eyes
    - orange side LEDs
    - 2016 electronics with USB charging in 2015 compartment (!)
    - 38,5 mm nut width and 2015 standard neck profile (no fatneck)
    - rounded upper horn
    - security lock on upper horn placed in "neck position"

Recent User Reviews

  1. Hardy
    "Greetings from a happy owner!"
    Pros - All my dreams came true.
    Cons - Not a bass for everyones taste.
  2. Florin
    "The closest Buzzard to "The real Deal""
    Pros - I don't know where to start!
    Cons - I need both my kidneys...
    In 1987 I visited the factory in Markneukirchen, and HP Wilfer allowed me to test all the basses I wanted. I think I tested over 100 Warwicks, LOL!!!

    The bass that blew my mind was a black Buzzard Je. The feeling was insane. This big bird on my shoulders was soo huge, you feel like Terminator when playing it. STill it was very comfortable.
    HP told me this used to belong to John Entwistle...
    I owned the black LTD Buzzard, that all reviews claim it is the closest Buzzard to "The real deal" With all my love for big birds, I couldn't play it, it was too heavy, neck too large, I don't know... It was too much of a bass for me!
    And then I had the chance of trying this one :)

    I dont know, the thin neck, the smaller (I mean standard) nut size, I just had that feeling back.
    This bass sound insane, and it is extremely comfortable!
    Congrats buddy!