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=The Warwick Dolphin Club=

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Pepper Wadman, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Eduardo_maynez

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    1989 according to the previous owner ...
     
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    Is it a Japanese model?
    I need to find that Bass Mag article about Dolphins
     
  3. kimgee

    kimgee Wenge Taste Tester Good Vibe Sponsor

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    An '89 model should have the serial number on the top edge of the headstock, or maybe on the back of the headstock. I have an '89 and it's on the top edge. More pictures showing the entire guitar would help as well. But if it's from '89, then I think that it has been refinished.
     
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    No ! German neckthrough
     
  5. kimgee

    kimgee Wenge Taste Tester Good Vibe Sponsor

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    The pickups look like Bartolinis, which indicates it's a German made Pro 1, but I have never seen one painted like that.
     
  6. Eduardo_maynez

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    They are Bartolinis ; the neck is wenge body is Boire
     
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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Congrats! NT with lolphin inlays = DP1. As Kim mentioned, it doesn't look like the original finish. Twin J looks like a Bart and the J looks like a worn down MEC. Hard to tell from that pic. And the hardware may have been swapped out for black at some point. Regardless, it's a beauty. Have fun!
     
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    They are both Bartolinis; I think it’s not a good idea to combine passive pickups (high impedance) like the Bartolinis with active pickups like the MEC. I will ask the owner if The finish is original or it’s refinished bass .
    I remember some Warwick streamers from the late 80’s painted in aqua green like this dolphin but the black burst on the edges of the bass I had never seen .
    May be i will send more pictures to the Man himself for more information.
     
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    There were green burst Pro 2's...
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    So who knows, maybe it was a custom paint order.

    @Henrythe8 would probably know if yours might be original or not.
     
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    475ADE66-8C19-43C0-A6BF-6DF959DE9EDE.png 6E48D2E7-B7F1-4BF7-9A60-ABF63CA1501B.png 58B4FD79-FFE6-46B6-8214-0F7706F14B9A.png 3 more pictures ​
     
  11. Henrythe8

    Henrythe8 Dolphin Hoarder

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    Original, maybe a companion to the 4 Blue burst that were made at the time. I'd suggest mailing the pictures to Warwick for confirmation. Might be a one-off with this Hardware as the standard was Satin Chrome.
    Very rare, indeed, if original, which is my guess. This is supposed to go for 2000/2500€. Cheaper than this is a bargain.
     
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    Lovely! I will update you when I receive the bass
    It’s being shipped from Germany i should get it Tuesday
     
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    Looks very nice.

    I think the finish may be not original, but tyour best bet is to take several pictures of the bass (body, headstock, neck back, front, etc.) and send them to warwick. I'm sure they will help you dating your new axe.

    And talkng about pics, we'd love to see more pics of it, too.

    Cheers.:)
     
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    Blue green dolphin bass is not here yet
    Delay by us mail !
    But here’s a picture of my 1990 dolphin
    This one has amber colour B81F3BF6-3122-4A32-8E03-78A808350F10.png side leds and was ordered with Thumb electronics and Pickups back in the day
    I recently upgraded the preamp to a three band MEC
     
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    46E9D883-D2BB-4DC5-9234-E1FAECBC3E18.png Back side :
     
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    What a beauty!
     
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    So how long have you had that 1990 model?
     
  18. Eduardo_maynez

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    Since November
    Not too long
     
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    Somehow I don't think the newness will wear off anytime soon- I thought that someday I'd like to have one of the Dolphin NT fretless fives. I've heard the official Warwick demo of the fretless 4 and it was beautiful-
     
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    That's awesome! I have never seen that pickup configuration on a Dolphin before. It looks like what's on a 4 string thumb. Very neato.
     
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