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What did you play before Warwick?

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Vinnie, Nov 24, 2006.

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  1. gazzatriumph

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    Gibson SG copy - 1978
    Kay P Bass :-( - 1982
    Kramer aluminium neck - 1983
    Hofner - 1989
    Japanese Fender P - 1990 stopped playing bass 2000
    Mexican Fender P - 2009, sold to buy Shuker
    Gretsch Electromatic - 2013, did'nt like, p ex'd to buy Fender Deluxe
    USA Fender Deluxe - 2013 nice bass but sold to buy Warwick
    Shuker P Bass - 2013 again nice bass but P ex'd to buy Warwick
    2009 Corvette $$ 2015
    2010 Corvette $$ 2015
     
  2. DemBoneZ

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    This thread just keeps on diggin ;)

    I played Spector Euros!

    Own none now but waiting for that NS2 to stroll by..
     
  3. bassment73

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    Yikes, do you really want to know. This will test the grey matter...

    Basses owned in order from 1990 - 2015!!!

    Marlin Slammer (P Bass copy)
    Squier Jazz Bass
    Peavey Foundation
    Antoria Violin Bass (Hofner copy)
    Ibanez BTB400QM
    Ibanez BTB405QM (5 string)
    Cort GB75 (5 string)
    Cort Artisan A5 (5 string)
    Fender Standard Jazz Bass
    Musicman Stingray 2-band EQ
    Spector Rebop 4 DLX Zebrano
    Spector Euro LX4 (Poplar Burl)
    OLP Stingray HH
    Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
    Fender Standard P Bass
    Fender 1993 USA Jazz Bass ('Boner' model)
    G&L 2000 Tribute
    Fender American Standard P Bass 1997 Inca Silver
    Fender American Standard P Bass 2010 Sunburst, maple fretboard
    Fender Mike Dirnt Sig P Bass
    Squier JV (late 80s) Jazz Bass
    Fender 70's classic series Jazz Bass
    Fender American Standard Jazz Bass Black 2007...
    ...NOW THE FUN PART!
    Warwick Corvette Standard 4 Bubinga Fretless 2008 - German, passive :D
    Warwick Streamer LX4 High Polish black 2003 :D
    Warwick Corvette Standard 4 Ash 2006 - German, fully active :D
    Warwick Pro Series LX4 2011 High Polish natural cherry ::D

    So once Warwick pops up in the list. It stays Warwick and rightly so!!!
     
  4. DiMarco

    DiMarco nutcase Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I owned so many basses I didn't keep track. First one was a Fernandes tho. Ibby SDGR, Fender jazz FL, Washburn bantam, Ric4001s/5, Chris Larkin Bassix, Alembic series 1, Fender Nate Mendel P, Sandberg California is what I remember but there have been more.

    Currently still playing other brands besides Wick. Try to keep an open mind. Loving my Jazz and Ric 4003 to bits.
     
  5. bassment73

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    Well said DiMarco! I totally know where you are coming from. I do still love Fender and Musicman. When I got my first couple of Warwicks a few years back, I still had 2 Precisions and a Jazz. They just somehow seemed to fade into the background for me once I'd started playing the Warwicks. I'd considered myself a Fender man for years. In the end I sold the Fenders to raise cash for other music stuff. I just wish I'd considered Warwick 10 years ago and I probably could have saved myself a lot of cash in the long run!!!

    However if money were no object I'd have a '77 P Bass, a '75 Jazz, a pre Ernie Ball 'Ray and probably a Wal!! But all things given Warwick takes some beating.

    I do still have a good USA Fender Strat in white, which I can't help playing Nile Rodgers style choppy, funky rhythm stuff on. Love it to bits!
     
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    Oh now that you mention ebmm, I borrowed a ray for a while and owned a usa Sterling. They sounded massive solo but I somehow couldn't have them sit right in the mix.
     
  7. bassment73

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    Yes, I know what you mean. I absolutely love the sound of a Ray, but I've always found P basses far easier to just slot into a mix without too much EQ'ing and compressing etc. Despite really loving the tone, the main gripe that I still have with Rays is that I find they have a weak sounding G string (this is a well known phenomenon), which I think is down to the stock preamp. The G is kind of compressed somehow, which makes it sound great for tight popping in a slap context, but if you play fingerstyle or with a pick in a band context (especially a rock band) notes played on the G just disappear - it's a shame. I have a friend who swapped out the pickup in his Ray for a Nordstrand and changed the EQ to a John East one. No changes to string setup etc and bingo, the G was present again! All basses have some kind of inherent characters that whilst shape what they are, can be a bit of a nuisance in a mix/band context. Jazz basses have quite a loud sounding G, Ricks can sometimes be a little lacking in fatness (not always :)) and short scale Gibson basses too wooly and not punchy - but some of these things define their character I guess.
     
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    I made a list a while ago; here it is in somewhat chronological order (bold still in my possession):
    1. Lousy Jazz Bass copy (And I mean LOUSY...)
    2. Fender Jazz Bass 1978
    3. Mighty Mite Jazz Bass
    4. Steinberger L2 fretless 1982
    5. Chapman Stick 1983
    6. Charvel 3B 1986
    7. G&L L1000 fretless 1982
    8. Eko Violin Bass 60's
    9. Washburn 5-string something...
    10. Samick Valley Arts six string, chopped up and converted to...
    11. …home built 6 string Jazz Bass
    12. Fender Precision Standard MiM
    13. Matt Pullcinella Guitars Level 6
    14. Warwick Corvette Standard fretless active
    15. Warwick Thumb BO LTD 2006 ”Dirty Blonde”
    16. Ned Steinberger Design CR4M EUB
    17. Ned Steinberger Design CR4M EUB
    18. Fender Precision Classic 50’s MiM
    19. Fender Precision Am. Std. 2006
    20. Fender Precision 1978
    21. Lakland 55-94 Deluxe 2004
    22. Lakland Skyline 55-02 Standard
    23. Lakland Skyline 55-02 Standard fretless
    24. Lakland Skyline Hollowbody
    25. Cort akustisk bas
    26. Tacoma Thunderchief
    27. Status Streamline
    28. Tobias six string
    29. Fender Precision Am. Std. 2012
    30. Lakland Bob Glaub P/J
    31. Yamaha John Patitucci II sexa
    32. D. Lakin Basses Bob Glaub
    33. Steinberger XL2 1986
    34. Kremona Studio Masterbuilt acoustic upright
    35. Hagström Scandi/Scanbass 1982
    36. 60-tals “Musse Pigg”-bas
    37. Lakland Joe Osborn 5
    38. Ibanez BTB 676
    39. Tom Clement “Anne”
    40. Ozark Resophonic Bass
    41. Warwick Streamer Stage 1 BN 2002

    42. Line 6 Variax bass
     
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  9. bassment73

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    Hey bassmayhem, looking at your list makes me feel less of a 'bass whore'!

    Thank you :D
     
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    Umm let's see

    Squier Precision
    BC Rich p bass style , no idea of the model. Sold it to my brother in law who played it for 20 years
    Fender Jazz special, I don't remember exact model, had 1 Jazz and 1 pass pickup, super bright turquoise green
    Hohner Steinberger copy
    Ibanez SR800
    Ibanez SR1300
    Fender Jazz fret less
    Then to the Wicks
     
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    I only owned two basses before getting Warwick fever:
    - Peavey Fury 5 string
    - Ibanez (don't remember the model) 5 string
     
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    Cort P - restore in progress
    Alvarez P
    Cort CZ 5
    Musicman Sub 4
    Musicman Sterling 4
    Warwick Corvette Standard 5
    Warwick Thumb B/O 5
    Warwick LTD Corvette 5 Hot Rod
    Warwick Streamer Jazzman 5
    Warwick CS Streamer LX 5
     
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    I feel so boring - but here we go:

    Yamaha RBX170
     
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    Cheri Jazz Bass copy. My first longscale. Firewood.

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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Booooriiiiiing...

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    Had this baby since 1987

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    Not sure why it'd sideways..
     
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    No, they don`t look like much, but Yamaha does make cheap and decent sounding basses. My first, was the RBX 350, and the only one my shop could provide in lefthand. I still have it, and it turns 20 next year. Still works, not a flaw.
     
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