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=The Warwick Dolphin Club=

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

  1. DiMarco

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    Indeed.
     
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    what year is the buzzard? Killer basses and super RARE!

    On another note: The Dolphin was made in February 89; its one of the earliest Dolphins made; the finish is original and it's called : Daphne Blueburst finish (very rare according to Mr. Wilfer!); the bass is from the first batch of Dolphins so the Bridge pickupd can NOT be splitted like in other dolphins; that option came a few months later... I am super happy! THANKS TO ALL!!!
     
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    The Buzzard is from 1990 and has never been played as the previous owner was a collector.
    I spotted it on the local used market and tipped Hardy. Seller refused to send it to him so I picked it up instead. Now we gotta find a way to get it to his place safely.
     
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    E84CE29E-D053-4A26-B249-B91A224CF622.jpeg 38FE6E81-2DDA-454E-A62E-0D5BB1629CD0.jpeg B0EECC72-0324-4CE7-AF56-28B09A5EF390.jpeg
    I have one from 1990 also
    Very likely one of the best 3 basses I have ever played !!!
     
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    For sure. We LOVE pics :)

    If I recall correctly, you mentioned you're up to 12 or 13 vintage Wicks now @Eduardo_maynez.

    If you have the time, we'd be stoked to see a glorious family photo. And as not to take over the Dolphin thread, feel free to post it here:
    Show Us Your Bass Then!
     
  8. Eduardo_maynez

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    I wlll get a picture soon (16 Now)
    6 streamers
    4 Dolphin
    2 thumbs
    1 flashback 2tek
    1 buzzard
    1 Stryker
    1 corvette NT ziricote
     
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    D4A20013-B4A1-40B7-BC62-EB5CF3B3839F.jpeg 357F1DEB-1D32-436E-ADE8-8BA6EC2BA946.jpeg Dolphin SNTCS 5 Afzelia chambered body.
    MEC TJ/J pickups and 2 band pre.
    Had this a few years now, some of you may have seen it for sale. Thought I’d share some pics I’ve found.
     

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    Porcelaindorphin. I really like it!
     
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    Ebony and Ivory :D
     
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    BF35E2E1-C228-401B-B865-1C0E131038E9.png 8611AB12-A0D2-48AB-85B8-9A0059DD8B28.png Questions?
    Is this bass Boire wood or ovankol wood for the body ??

    What about the neck ? Wenge with what ?

    Thanks for your help !

    Lalo Garcia
     
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    Tough one. The grain looks like Ovangkol though. Boire doesn't have that stripey grain.

    The old Boire ones had a 7 piece Wengé+Zebrano neck. This one looks like Wengé+Ovangkol.

    So the neck laminates and the body grain makes me think Ovangkol+Wengé.
     
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    Question is how much does it really matter...
     
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    If you have to ask...

    I'd say: ovankol body, wenge/ovankol neck.
     
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    I never saw an ovankol body with a wenge neck!

    Usually Warwick would use Ovankol for both neck and body !
     
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    Spezifikationen Dolphin Pro I 4 String

    Matched Headstock: ---
    Machineheads: Schaller Machine Heads with wooden knobs
    Nut: Just-A-Nut III Brass
    Neck Wood: Wenge neck with maple veneer stripes, 3 lamination
    Fretboard: Wenge fingerboard (fretted), Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard (fretless)

    Inlay: Dolphin Inlays
    (...)
    Body Shape: Curved Body Shape
    Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood): Ovangkol body
    Pickups: Active MEC J/TJ pickups with Metal Cover
    Electronics: Active Warwick 2-way electronics with rechargeable Lithium Battery
    Pot layout: Volume P/P / Balance / Treble & Bass stacked
    Switch: Miniswitch
    (...)​
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    ;)
     
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    Zoomed in on the computer. The neck is Wengé+Zebrano. The bass is likely from somewhere between 1998 and 2002.
     
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