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First Time You Saw/heard A Warwick?

Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by doyouhavetono, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. doyouhavetono

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    3 years ago, Ryan Martinie from Mudvayne...
    I heard his bass tone and since then I've had dreams of about Thumbs
     
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    Early nineties, when The Gathering came into our studio to record their first album. Hugo had a Thumb NT. Awesomes.
     
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    Robert Trujillo, Suicidal Tendencies back in the 80's.....untl then I only thought Fender made basses....i was young
     
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    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    A Fortress at my music school. I immediately loved the touch and feel!
     
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    My Fortress is probably my favorite bass...
    If I had to sell everything, it would be the last to go
     
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    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I was a bloody beginner in this time, the very first steps on an instrument. And I was 28 years old already... I did not know that this was an all ovangkol custom order Wick. It was for sale for 600 EUR and the music teacher wanted to open the GAS valve, haha! I did work! I played TNT on it and wondered about the baseball neck. But there were holes where the strap pins should have been. So I thought this bass needed a repair... the music teacher didn´t know better. So I resisted. Those were the holes of the old Schaller strap lock system. DAMN!!!
     
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    311's ETSD VHS tape in 1996. "Wtf is that bass?" (all I had used was Fenders at that point)
     
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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Mike Inez playing his silverburst Streamer with Ozzy, back in the 90's (before he joined Alice in Chains).
     
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    I was in a grocery store in Feb '08...and noticed the latest issue of Bass Player magazine had John Paul Jones on the cover..."The Return of the King" was the title. I rarely ever buy magazines, let alone from the grocery isle, but something made me buy it. Well, JPJ made me buy it :)

    Got home...started looking it over...a few pages in, there was a full page ad for a "Warwick Jack Bruce Giveaway". Hmmm....never heard of Warwick (only been playing bass for 5 years at that point). Sure, what the hell...I'll enter....no one wins these things anyways.

    And the rest is history.
     
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    Didn't know what it was at the time but it was a Thumb in the Prince Batman video I saw in the late 80's. First personal experience was in December 2008 with a Corvette STD Bubinga 4 string fretless when Guitar Center was still carrying them in stores. Was very taken with the sound and look of the natural wood....


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    I have no idea... what is a Warwick anyway ?


    ;)
     
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    First time I ever played a Warwick was on a bass-meet in 2009. Bought my own unseen and unplayed and havent regretted it since.
     
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    First time I ever saw a Warwick bass was at The Bass Centre Wapping London in about 1986, can't remember the price but whatever it was I could no way afford to buy one......but I knew instantly that I wanted, needed one.......I had to wait till 2002
    when I got my first Warwick, my beloved 1987 Red Warwick Thumb 5 NT.....still love it !
     
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    Probably first heard on Grassroots by 311 with P-nut or early Toad the Wet Sprocket with Dean Dinning
     
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    I think the first on I saw in person was a 5 string Katana at Guitar Center in 2005. Bought my 4 string Katana the next year.
     
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    First time I saw a Warwick was around 2000 in a shop. It was an Ash Corvette hanging on the wall. Of course back then I had no clue what I was looking at, but its looks made an impression for sure. Then off I went and tried a couple of Ibanez basses I could afford.
     
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    First time I attributed a specific bass tone to a bass guitar was Ryan Martinie in dig...just completely unique. Always was curious after that kept my eyes as ears open.

    Amos Willams from Tesseract completely tipped my Warwick GAS and actually got me reinterested in playing bass after years off. Oh and of course job stockman from karnivool again. All three play thumbs all three have that tone in metal that is unbelievable bliss lol.
     
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    I wonder how Amos Wiliams' new Kiesel sounds. It is a way way way different beastie from the looks of it. MM pickup and all.
    Both Amos and Jon sound great with their thumbs, I do believe they are even Thumb BO.
    When I heard Conner Green play is Zon in Haken tho, and noticed Cody Wright's clear throaty bass tone I knew I wanted a Sonus Special as well...

    I am currently looking at Thumb BO's on the market to see what they will do. Two regular 5str and a broadneck one for sale in NL right now. They all ask 1250 euro or more and nobody has offered anything for them yet. Patience...
     
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