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Video Comparison: Thumb NT, Streamer Stage I and SSII! (also!)

Discussion in 'Bass Clips' started by bassmanklm, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. bassmanklm

    bassmanklm

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    Hi guys,
    I currently have three NT5 Warwick basses at home:

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    I've just found some time to shoot some clips showing me playing them, with the same strings set (in order to "really" compare their sounds!).
    I will put the many videos i've made, one at a time, because there is much time to export them from Reaper, then import them on YT...
    So, let's begin with the "passive mode" (bypassed EQ). The basses go through my M-Audio Fast Track Pro in Reaper, without any effect. They are strung with a set of Warwick EMP 135 strings.

    [video=youtube_share;G0PkZSDHZss]http://youtu.be/G0PkZSDHZss[/video]
     

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    Here comes another video, played with a pick this time (Bass and treble are slightly boosted (if pots go from -5 to +5, they are set at +2).
    Pickup blend: 75% neck, then both pickups, then 75% bridge.):
    [video=youtube_share;Xg4kfA1k_Vg]http://youtu.be/Xg4kfA1k_Vg[/video]
     
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    Here is the third one, in active mode.
    Pickup blend: 50% neck, 50% bridge.
    Flat EQ, then bass +5, -5, then flat EQ again, then treble +5, -5, then bass and treble +5.
    Strings are the very same set, Warwick EMP 135.
    The bass goes direct through my M-Audio Fast Track Pro in Reaper, without any effect.


    [video=youtube;agGeiHaKm5o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agGeiHaKm5o[/video]
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks mate, really useful!
     
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    Thanks a lot :)
    yesss...also confirms my tastes for the Stage 1 and thumb :)
     
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    You're welcome men !
    TSK, what you write surprise me, as I think the SS2 is somewhere between the SS1 and the Thumb !
     
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    The S2 seems no not be as gnarly and has a lot more lows, which can mellow the sound a bit :) the thumb does not tend to have huge low low end and the maple S1 will tapper the lows off due to maple's natural sounds

    Just my opinion though, mileage my vary :)
     
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    oh wow that stage 1 is sexy! Overall id say the stage 2 then thumb but give me the stage 1 anyday :eek:
     
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    Hello,

    I would find fair, honest and responsible that the forum administrator forbids this kind of post.. because now I want a Thumb !!!

    Luc
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    You are all bunned!
     
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    Hi guys,
    Here come another set of 3 videos. Same basses, same bass line, same parameters, but different strings!
    Now they are Pyramid Black Wires.
    First, bypassed EQ:
    [video=youtube_share;qe1Z1aLiPiM]http://youtu.be/qe1Z1aLiPiM[/video]

    Second, active EQ:
    [video=youtube_share;4xV1idLjGa0]http://youtu.be/4xV1idLjGa0[/video]

    And, last, active EQ, using a pick:
    [video=youtube_share;WicCj4tHJD4]http://youtu.be/WicCj4tHJD4[/video]
     
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    I can now compare the strings!

    1. Pyramid Black Wires: In my ears, theyare punchy and balanced, with slightly less present highs, and big bad basses.
    Under my fingers, they are sweet. Much sweeter than any metal-wounded strings, anyway. And in the average, regarding the tension.

    2. Warwick EMP135: In my ears, they are very punchy and growly. Extreme presence in the mids, good presence for the highs, but the basses are clearly left behind.
    Under my fingers, they are really very rough! I think they are the roughest strings I've used so far. Regarding the tension, they are tough also (big tension).

    Hope it helps...
     
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