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Artist series Steve Bailey

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Jontson, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Jontson

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    As the header says, the artist series of the Steve Bailey bass.

    Has anyone tried it? They don't seem very common. Hard to even see one for sale.

    I'm looking for a fretted, I've seen Thomann listing the 4 string.

    Do they still make them?

    Kinda rambling along here.

    /Jontson
     
  2. Nachobassman

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    Hello there,

    Our friend DiMarco has one, a 5 string fretless, and he likes it a lot.
     
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    It is different from the other Warwicks and hasn't got the trademark growl. Overall sound is very good with sick amounts of articulation. My five string weighs in at 5.2kg so they are not light basses. Neck profile is asymetrical and lovely (thin profile overall).
    The Artist series (Korean) has the same woods and hardware as the German series, except for the fingerboard which is Ebony on the Artist series.
     
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    Here's a pic. They look better in real life then they do on the Warwick website tbh.

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  5. Nachobassman

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    It´s a sexy bass. No doubt.
     
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    The first Wick which looks great with a pickguard!
     
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    That's one sexy bass.

    Now I need to find one fretted 5 string.
    Seems really hard, does anyone know where I could get a hold of one?
    Webshops and places like that.
     
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    It seems they use the same pickups on both the 5 and 6-string versions. Any idea what they are, aperture wise? Are they dual coils, or splits? If they're dual coils it should be very easy to tell sonically, as well as with an allen key heh
     
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    Hmm, that diagram looks like the Phase II/EMG 40/Bart M4 soapbars, whereas the Bailey has Phase I/Bart P2 soapbars.

    The Phase Is are also split, but I was wondering if the ones on the Bailey are different, as it appears to be a unique set of pickups.

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/bass-pickups/soapbars/6string/asb2asb_2band_s/

    (The reason I ask is if they're split coils, how do you have the same pickup on the 5 and 6 string versions?)
     
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    Is the back contoured? Most of the aZn basses are flat back there which takes away from the comfort level of playing a Streamer.
     
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    Yes it is. Will post a pic shortly.
     
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    Nice pan! ;)
     
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    Your pics would sell more SB AS basses! I really thought the SB Artist Series version was flat back, based on the Warwick website pics. Just wish it wasn't so heavy...I'd own one. :)
     
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    And a six bolt neck....that's new for warwicks isn't it?
     
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    These are probably the best Korean artist series instruments considering the wood types and electronics used. Most others have maple necks which will make them sound a lot different from their German cousins.

    Also worth mentioning is the stringspacing is wider then regular models but smaller then the SS1.

    I absolutely love this bass!
     
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    So nice woods, big neck attachment, SD pre's....broad but not too broad string spacing (I find the SS1 a bit wide for me in a5) reasonably priced.....

    JUST how in the hell am I supped to not buy a fretless 6 now???
     
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