What's with the Warwick hate???

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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by T-Dub » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:12 am

I gave my Warwick Streamer LX a good setup so that it would play just how I liked it.
Cut all the active EQ & pickups out of it, chucked in Nordstrand P and Dimarzio model J pups and it's bliss.
I truly believe that with passive pups, the warwick wood tones can shine through. It sounds sooooo good.

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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by pins » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:08 pm

I have no hate for anyones choice of tool,if you dig a Warwick good on ya ! Never touched one myself but I presumed/assumed them to be a "reputable" brand. :D

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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by model.citizen » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:29 pm

people say the same thing about Rickenbackers.

and Steinbergs.

and pretty much anything that's not theirs :D

(but the hate on Rics i can actually understand...they have a feel and sound that "only a mother could love"!)
i like rickenbackers. and fridges.

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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by Dan » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:31 pm

model.citizen wrote:people say the same thing about Rickenbackers.

and Steinbergs.

and pretty much anything that's not theirs :D

(but the hate on Rics i can actually understand...they have a feel and sound that "only a mother could love"!)
I hear you on the rics! Awful bloody things to play!

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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by john » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:32 pm

I feel the same about Steinburger ......
Let the flaming begin :lol:

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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by model.citizen » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:40 pm

Dan wrote:I hear you on the rics! Awful bloody things to play!
ahh but i find them quite lovely, moreso than most things i've played.

but then again i'm open to accepting the quirks of an instrument if it delivers the sound i'm after.
i like rickenbackers. and fridges.

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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by pins » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:53 pm

model.citizen wrote:accepting the quirks of an instrument if it delivers the sound i'm after.
Bullseye !!!! What else matters. :)

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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by sonicfantom » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:33 pm

Every man to his own.

I wouldn't buy anything except a Fender, an Ash custom, or one built by me. Warwicks look like they've got body parts sticking out of wierd places. Lots of other bassists tell me that Fenders look boring.

I'd definitely play one if I got the chance, but I definitely wouldn't buy one.
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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by beagle » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:34 am

model.citizen wrote: but then again i'm open to accepting the quirks of an instrument if it delivers the sound i'm after.
yeah nicely put
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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by ryla » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:58 pm

What you like today, you may not like in 20 years and vice-versa - and how will bass evolve in the next couple decades - or is this it? Will you still have your bass of today, or will it stay at home while the latest bass is worked? - (or will you be in a rest home and deaf)

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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by Kev77 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:35 pm

still a hat'em on the waricks
I wish I could play bass like John lee hooker

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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by sonicfantom » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:50 am

How will the bass evolve? Good question.

As for Jazzes and Precisions... they won't. Old Man Leo struck the nail on the head first time around.

EDIT: That's probably why some people (including myself) don't like Warwicks... We're constantly comparing them to Fenders.
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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by model.citizen » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:37 am

and all i have to say to that is, think outside the square.

fender got some stuff right. so did rickenbacker. so did gibson. and spector. and kramer. and. and. and.

no one brand ever got it "right". i don't like Warwicks much myself, but know and have seen players who can coax unearthly feel and tone from them. all about what feels right. some go for sidchrome, others for snap-on...but at the end of the day it's a tool.
i like rickenbackers. and fridges.

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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by sonicfantom » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:32 pm

model.citizen wrote:at the end of the day it's a tool.
model.citizen just insulted you, sweetie... There, there...

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Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

Post by Kalel » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:37 pm

My totally biased 10c, a lot comes down to what you are used to, I started on an old fender, then after reading many great reviews on some U.S. websites I got a 5 string corvette (act/act) SE rockbass (until I could afford the full blown Warwick), it blew my mind, the growl of that thing is insane, it just wants to eat everything in sight and cause mass destruction!! :twisted: (sorry getting carried away there) The only transition problem I had was going from a short scale to long. (retard lol :oops: )
Another bass player borrowed my 4 string corvette to try out, he’s normally on an Ibanez, he had a little trouble with it jumping out of the mix here and there as the mids were a lot stronger and cleaner than he was used to, I was on sound desk that day and am a real fan of the whole clean mids/slapbass/twangy strings sound and thought it sounded great. Other peeps like the low muddy atmosphere bass sound, so it comes down to personal preference and style of music IMHO, just like some people like tight punchy kick drums, and others like the droney flabby ones…

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