=The Warwick Dolphin Club=

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Whew! That fretless is killer. That’s on the Warwick site right? I’m partial to your Birdseye though ;)
Yeah the Fretless was a featured Custom Shop... Been around the world at least a couple times. Killer MWUAH!
Cool to see the BURL Knot that made the Dolphin Fretless cut up - then see the bass at the end of the Vid... Enjoy!

 
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Yeah the Fretless was a featured Custom Shop... Been around the world at least a couple times. Killer MWUAH!
Cool to see the BURL Knot that made the Dolphin Fretless cut up - then see the bass at the end of the Vid... Enjoy!

What’s the story with her?
 
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Ahhhh my old fretless! I wish I could have done fretless bass playing some justice and I'd not have sold it! :)
 

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I enjoy seeing the same guys revolving around Dolphins. They are magnificent basses. I sold mine to a forum member in France because it was getting zero playtime.

I was looking for some more traditional bass tone so am now sticking to my jazzes, stingray and ric. The difference being I use basses that are like glue in the mix. Warwicks I have had simply don't do that and remain a loose entity in the mix. This is really awesome for prog metal etc but not so much for 70's stuff and punkrock my band plays in my opinion.

Still, I am very enthousiastic about those beautiful Dolphins eventho I don't want one for myself anymore.
 
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Here she is all put back together :)
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Removed the old electronics in the Birdseye Dolphin and got it prepped with shielding paint as well as drilled a hole for a toggle switch for the twin jazz. OBP-2 is all wired inside except for the volume pot and toggle switch... parts arrive tomorrow!
 

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Looks like you had fun with that! Excellent.
SO... how does it sound now with the OBP & MEC's combined?
 
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Looks like you had fun with that! Excellent.
SO... how does it sound now with the OBP & MEC's combined?
It’s fantastic. OBP and MEC is actually my favorite electronics combo. Have it in all my basses. I find that the MEC preamps have a natural scoop and treble boost even when flat. OBP’s are more “passive” sounding to my ears. No additional coloring or EQ. Just the clear tone of the instrument with the ability to control EQ.
 

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OBP pre's are pretty solid. I stick with Bartolini two bands and John East three bands (the East has parametric mids and a passive tone control).
I find having a passive tone on my basses works miracles and I prefer it to an active treble control (I only ever cut treble anyway) because it has a more natural feel to it.

Great work on that Dolphin Stewart!
 
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OBP pre's are pretty solid. I stick with Bartolini two bands and John East three bands (the East has parametric mids and a passive tone control).
I find having a passive tone on my basses works miracles and I prefer it to an active treble control (I only ever cut treble anyway) because it has a more natural feel to it.

Great work on that Dolphin Stewart!
thank you DiMarco!
 
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