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=the Framus Soulman Club - Say What???

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Hardy, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Hardy

    Hardy Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I bought my first Warwick in 2008 and instantly joined this forum. I read a lot about Warwick and ofc about vintage Framus basses in the last 11 years. I own a modified Framus Junior. But I can´t remember that I ever read anything about Framus basses made by Warwick? Now I found out that there was such a bass built: the Framus Soulman bass. Reminds me of a Katana with a Fender shaped body. So: what is the story of these basses?

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    Hmm interesting. Here's Andy playing an '01.


    Some more info and specs. Maybe only produced 1 year, 2001?
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    Interesting bass, never heard of it before. What was the reason to produce a Bass under the name of Framus?
     
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    Probably just due to Framus' storied history of making basses. I'd guess. I'd love to see Warwick/Framus start making some of those old classics again. That'd be really cool.
     
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    But with normal string spacing please. Some old Framus basses seem unplayable.
     
  6. Hardy

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    My Framus Junior has such a narrow string spacing. And a short neck. After one minute of playing you get used to it. But yes: a new „oldie“ line should not just copy the old constructions 1:1, but show a modern version of it.
     
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    This is a seller from Bassic, Jogi is a nice guy, I already bought some stuff from him. I can recommend him :)
    This bass appeared on Bassic before you started wondering about them, I just thought you have seen this bass on Bassic ;)
     
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    Yes maybe I saw that there. First thing I found was the Andy Irvine vid. And then a review at Gitarre & Bass. Strange story. Even in this forum I can’t find any discussion about these basses.
     
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