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=The Warwick Dolphin Club=

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

  1. CeeJ

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    Please post some pics of this Rare Tropical Fish eh??
     
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    Gotta go black!
     
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    I really like the Black, but it just looks weird being shiny ( kinda cheap ).
    Going with the Platinum...
     
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    IMG_5536_Back_wo.png

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    She got the real deal Satin finish gorgeous and way more depth in person...
    The color is weird in different light and in pictures ... it morphs from Turquoise to a light Teal - Blue-Green.
    Next up - Assembly with Fresh MEC PU's and she getting Plek'd - the fretboard and neck also get a wax/oil.
     
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    That is a stunning bass!
     
  7. CeeJ

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    Thanks John!
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    She was beautiful in a different way when I got her.
    However, I had a vision and had to follow it.

    The Completed Restore/Refinish should be complete before the end of the week.
    I'll post the Final and a group of the current POD of Dolphins.
    Excited!
     
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    I don't even like blue basses (LOL) but that would turn me! The effect is almost like the sea... and a Dolphin... made for each other.
     
  9. CeeJ

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    Your right over the target John 100%.

    Not to sound cheesy, but that's what I "saw," and expressly sought with Wilkins when I put the refinish communications and reference images together for him to work towards.

    She had to get a carefully applied Bleaching in order to get away from the aged golden that she had even after sanding - once "wetted," she went back to an aged orange/gold.

    Figure this, that the wood was already quite old at Warwick for a really long time before they used it....
    what is it that they say, 25-30 years before they cut into their wood?

    Then crafted in 1999... The Bleaching made it about 30%++ lighter to b able to achieve the color and retain the depth and waves in the grain.
     
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    It's more turquoise than blue - love it
     
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    Turqoise with hints of 'seafoam green' caused by accents in the woodgrain.
    Absolutely stunning! But you will have to think about what to wear with this bass before going on stage :)

    BTW I think the choice for satin chrome hardware is solid.
     
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    I’m speechless...
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    That’s beautiful! Came out amazing. Congrats!
     
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    Thank you!!
     
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    Beautiful, you are working hard on the other side of the pond whilst we're sleeping :)
     
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    Wow! That is looking amazing. Platinum was the right choice. Absolutely classy. I've been out of state for two weeks and I'm finally home and have been able to check my new Birdseye Dolphin out. It came as described with a few exceptions. The fretboard is slightly separating at the nut. Probably more cosmetic than structural. The bass was extremely dirty. I'd never worked on a bass as dirty as this one. On the surface it looks great but in the crevices there was foul tar build up. Someone who smoked must have owned this and it had not been cleaned in a long while. When I was taking the pickups out to scrape out all the crap in the cavities the positive lead for the twin jazz snapped as I pulled it up. Really unfortunate but it is what it is. I've sourced a replacement I will install myself. I was also unaware that Warwick used a shorter screw for the upper horn flush mount. Any time I get a new bass I swap the Dunlop locks because I don't know how old or worn they are and I've had old ones fail. Cheap peace of mind and better safe than sorry. I pushed the tip of the longer screw through the upper horn ever so slightly before I had realized what had happened. Total face palm moment. Really frustrating but now I've learned. Overall the bass is super killer there's just been a few speed bumps to get over. Here she is.
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    SWEET TO SEE THIS!~
    Looking forward to seeing your cleaned up and restore pics!
    Congrats on the bass - We look to live close to each other... will have to hang when the world calms down...
     
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    Here's my CURRENT POD of Dolphins...
    Plus other Warwicks in the quiver. ;P
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