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Interesting how two instruments with same pups, same neck, same hardware, only different body colour, sound different, or at least you found a very noticeable difference.

IMO, the white sounds better because it's white... 😁
Even if the instruments are made in the same manner in the same factory the wood can be from a different charge or the pus have a minimal difference within a tolerance. Or maybe two or three things come together and are the cause of that tonal difference. But you can only hear it when you play the two basses A/B without any other sounds. As soon as you start the playalong music you can´t tell one from the other anymore.
 

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I remember back at BassCamp, Markus showed us two identical corvettes, made in the same factory, with the same equipment, made with the same wood OF THE SAME TREE.
And they sounded different. Very different in A/B situation. ONe was made with the top of the tree, the other with the bottom of the tree. Teh difference in density accounted for all differences.
It's just physics, and resonnant frequencies, either you have an instrument with woods that have an harmonious resonnance or not. Extend that to the premap or the value of some capacitors that are different within tolenrances, and you have magic happening.
 

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My first custom picks! Blue, 1.0mm, like my favourites Dunlop Tortex's

Actually they already arrived. 😉

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Stupid question: how difficult to adapt from playing finger style? I tried with picks, but somehow my arm cramps.

I've been tackling the pick lately. I had problems with cramping at first, mainly in the triceps area. All I can say is it got better.

I also had the tendency to tense up my wrist too much at first, which led to pain in that area as well. Like virtually everything in music, the key is to stay relaxed.

I have found that the trick to improving my own facility is to pay close attention to which strokes are down, and which are up. There's an ideal way to pick certain parts, at least for me. Start in the wrong direction and I get tangled up pretty quick.

The great fusion bassist Anthony Jackson switches between picks and fingerstyle. He once said that to really learn to play with a pick takes the same level of commitment as an upright player learning to bow.
 

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I sent the b-stock Fender Duff McKagan signature back because the input jack failed and the finish on the fret ends started to come off. And how did the big T solve this? They sent me new new one! 👍🏼
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Looks like the bridge is misplaced on this one...
look at the first picture and how the strings pass over the pickups.
 

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How is the sound BTW ??
It sounds… Fenderish! 😜 Such a „pleng pleng pleng“ tone from a Warwick would drive me crazy, I immediately would swap to a massive bridge. Fenders are allowed to have a rattling sound.
 

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Stupid question: how difficult to adapt from playing finger style? I tried with picks, but somehow my arm cramps.
To be honest, since I started playing bass with both picks AND fingers, for me the transition is very natural and automatic.

I think the best advice I can give you is to keep the hand/fingers relaxed, don't force the grip on the pick. And practice the alternative picking, one note down, next up and so on, from a slower tempo and gradually rising the tempo as you improve. That will give you dexterity and stamina.
Welcome aboard.

PS. This should be a nice separate Thread 😉
 
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Would that be a Frankenprecision or a Fenderstein @Hardy ?
 

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Would that be a Frankenprecision or a Fenderstein @Hardy ?
It would be a Fender Revers-O-tone. Because Warwick built such a bass with the Warwick Reverso. Seemingly Adam Clayton asked for a „fenderish“ sound for his signature bass.
 
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