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2nd layer on the dull spots, lemon oil on the fb. I think it's good enough. Afteral this is a 31 year old instrument... All that is left now is polishing the frets, slapping new strings on and setting up the truss rod + bridge, which is currently bottomed out in preparation.

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Is it just me , or do all older Warwick tailpieces sink way lower into the body then the newer ones?
Not the bridge part, but the one holding the ball ends.
 

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No it's not just you. I noticed this as well. It depends on both the era and the model though it seems.
I've seen SS1 and SS2 from 2000-2008 with tails and bridges sticking so far out of the body it looked like an amateur job.
 
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00's weren't the best age for Warwick with all the Polish builders leaving and starting their own companies (Mayones/Mensinger and Maruszyczk) (Maryszcczk are built by Mensinger)
I do think this is done because of complaints about not being able to fit all ball ends in, especially with B strings.
 

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00's weren't the best age for Warwick with all the Polish builders leaving and starting their own companies (Mayones/Mensinger and Maruszyczk) (Maryszcczk are built by Mensinger)
I do think this is done because of complaints about not being able to fit all ball ends in, especially with B strings.

Or maybe strings break more often because of the angle. I don't really know.
Deeper in the body looks sleeker anyway I think, so no complaints from me with this bass.
 

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Shiny machineheads are shiny. First fret is pretty worn. But we'll see how it plays out.

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00's weren't the best age for Warwick with all the Polish builders leaving and starting their own companies (Mayones/Mensinger and Maruszyczk) (Maryszcczk are built by Mensinger)
I do think this is done because of complaints about not being able to fit all ball ends in, especially with B strings.

Wait - are you saying that the people behind Mayones and Mensinger used to work for Warwick?
 
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Wait - are you saying that the people behind Mayones and Mensinger used to work for Warwick?
Yes, that's what I've been told a while ago by a Polish guy I know who used to be a roadie for King Crimson etc.
He told me about all the other Polish builders he knows (so mensinger etc, but also Nexus in Belgium).

I don't recall exactly, but I think the guy who started Mayones(i think) used to make all the custom shop models for Warwick back in the day before starting out on his own.
I can shoot him a message and ask again if you want.
 

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Yes, that's what I've been told a while ago by a Polish guy I know who used to be a roadie for King Crimson etc.
He told me about all the other Polish builders he knows (so mensinger etc, but also Nexus in Belgium).

I don't recall exactly, but I think the guy who started Mayones(i think) used to make all the custom shop models for Warwick back in the day before starting out on his own.
I can shoot him a message and ask again if you want.

I'm very curious to know, so if it is no problem for you, then please do :)
 

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Is this the original Thumb gigbag from 1990? I like it. It seems so tiny but fits like a glove.

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