The Buzzard Brothers...

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Looks like this one’s up for grabs on Reverb.

There it is: THE HORNY BUZZARD! 🤪😅
 
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Yeah, that one has been up there since before I got mine. They've dropped the price a fair amount though. for those who have always dreamed of having the bass from Huey Lewis and the news! though I can't actually find a pic of him playing that bass.
 
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She rocked the house last night 😎
 
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Do these things neck dive at all? I imagine there are no hecklers when you play that! Fear the beak!
There's definitely some neck dive, but it's not bothersome for me. If I let go with both hands, she basically levels out, not much unlike a Gibson T-bird. And yeah, she's long and beaky. Stand back! :D
 
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The Eagle hast landed.
It came in a very safe package.
Though the leather gigbag seems to be original, the filling seems not to last so long.
Guys who know me a little bit netter, know that i dreamed of a Buzzard since 8 years. I already designed a hybrid of a Buzzard and a Dragonwing. But those beasts are rare to find at not easy to hunt.
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Is it a empty bird cage ?
However, the first image suggests the hooked beak of this raptor!
 

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Thank you so much, brother :) Can somebody explain me the original electronic layout?
 

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I'd say : volume on the low horn, then balance between the coils, bass and treble. Might be highly mistaken, though.
The Bartolini is a great pickup.
We really need to have more info about this bass. Was it modified after purchasing or is it an early prototype/custom model ?
 

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I'd say : volume on the low horn, then balance between the coils, bass and treble. Might be highly mistaken, though.
The Bartolini is a great pickup.
We really need to have more info about this bass. Was it modified after purchasing or is it an early prototype/custom model ?
The ETS bridge is modified, the rest seems to be original :)
 

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I feel the need to ask @Stainless....as discussed in the chat a while back, we were all very curious about the authenticity of this one (I know HP got back to you)... possibly an early proto, etc.

Aside from what we've seen in the pics....have you done any further deep dive to see if there are more Warwick indicators? Not sure what those might be....but what does the electronics cavity look like? Had a chance to remove the pup/bridge to see if it's the original routing?

Still very curious about this one.
 

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HP told me it is an early Buzzard between 86-87 and he is sure it is a Warwick. And that the bridge is totally modified, ETS is a newer company. Warwick always used a Schaller 3D Bridge in that time.
I can't see a number on the back of it, so he can't really say for sure which year it is. I am not sure If i want to damage the lacquer on the BEAK Head to see what is under it. My first instinct was just to let lacquer the damage parts.
I will tell you more in 4 weeks after my honeymoon and let us solve this mystery together :)
 
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