"Handmade in West Germany", a relic of a past time, I got this bass a hand xth in 2011 following an exchange.
The finish is "burgundy red stain high polish" (therefore, bordeaux transparent varnish).
Specific level, the body is in Afzelia, the handle 24 brass frets crossing is 7 parts Wenge / Afzelia. This mixture of wood gives a very warm, singing, high oriented mediums, already empty. The benchmarks are key-shaped yinyang, pearl, it's pretty classy!
Basically, it was equipped with two microphones and an electronic BARTOS two strips of the same brand, I did not like at all. So to change a config MEC preamp (like the latest) 3 bands, which I did add a passive tone, history of having a real passive mode. Then, I paired it all with two jazz pickups Delano JMVC FEM2 (memory ... It is those with large ferrite blocks).
Otherwise, hardware warwick classical 3D easel into two parts, saddle height adjustable, mechanical warwick ... This is a 4 string.
(I put only 9 because of microphones and electronics Barto ...)
The neck is very thin compared to most recent Warwicks. The interface is excellent, although the instrument is a bit heavy.
Access to acute is like a streamer, very good I think. This may be because I play my bass a little high.
Whatever the settings, it sounds god of fire!
I mainly play jazz, except when it comes to bullshit on this board! : Love:
We can go sounds roots'' 70 years by boosting the midrange, sounds groovy and felted like Erika Badu, slap, it's madness, you can dig at will, the highs are very prominent and severe. .. If they are pushed to the bottom, where the drummer committed suicide, with the rest of the band!
In passive mode, it's like a supercharged Jazzbass!
The electronics and pickups are very transparent, it still feels "the sound of wood", which made the reputation of the brand.
on the other hand, the legendary growl Warwicks, that I found on my streamer lx, is more discreet, but I think this bass is for anything other than make boom boom, it's an invitation to the chorus!
It's been two months that I have it in its final configuration. I had plenty of bass, fender (the deluxe mex to us by way of signature models ...), of Warwick, a jim harley ...
I never played on a bass as well! I compared it to a Fodera emperor at my luthier after configuration change, well there's no picture, I prefer my 'wick!
What I love most: incredible sustain, harmonics of madness, a sensitivity that defies comprehension!
What I like least: its varnish, but who cares ... Well that because of that, I put him than 9. Ah, if only it was oiled, I'll be in paradise!
PS: the photos are from before the upgrade ...)
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worms's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
This bass is made in Germany.
24frets, affects wengué.deux Micor type jazz bass MEC.electronique three-band push-pull actif.balance passive pickups, all signed MEC.
standart warwick bridge with adjustable saddles individually. EQ3B, master volume, balance microphones.
The handle may seem to some thick but it does taste very quickly ....
the last cargo is not the most accessible since the corp.un may be a Spector NS.
the body is curved and has a very good ergonomie.il must predict a good strap because the weight is the model possesses certain.je 5cordes; even heavier.
PLUG AND PLAY!! Incroyable.un it in all its magnificent domaines.une pallette.des very large and defined bass, treble without being slammed criard.une marvel slap!
I play well in that group fusion.autant spend all styles! Funk, jazz, metal, reggae etc. .... no worries!
david eden on a 4X10 and a little mark 2 mark bass from home.
a pure passive mode for regal sounds good grain roots.un incroyable.le passive mode is also very efficient in slap.
it's a bass that really respect your toucher.le its depend on your touch ... the monster is so serious! a superb definition.
I just love therm while sounds.
I use it for 5 months intensively.
The only downside may be its weight.
I played on noguera (even for that matter), f bass, fender jazz bass,
a certain price but the price for a high quality instrument ...
in a heartbeat!!
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dunkoslap's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
German-made body Afzelia, 7-ply neck-and Afzelia Bubinga, Wenge affects 24 frets with "yin yang" as a benchmark, black hardware, 2 pickups MEC jazz type, bridge and tailpiece saddle adjustable WW two screws.
A double knob volume / balance with push / pull active / passive, an acute, a medium and low.
Weight: 4.3 kg
Thin neck and proper access to acute, very good ergonomics of the body which blends well on its belly.
Many users complain about its weight, for my part I find the light on!?!?
The wood of the body tend to score fairly easily, a patent would have been welcome.
It sounds like a 4 string, percussion slap in the thumb on the strings of e and b are amazing precision and potato. G never felt this way about other 5 or 6 strings. (WW Thumb, Spector, Cort and Zikmane)
In addition, superbly balanced, it just has to put his fingers and groove.
The sound is there from the first notes, you just turn up the volume, any config equalizer gives superb sound.
This bass goes everywhere, I used to funk fusion of metal and hard it well.
Bass and midrange enormous, overpowering the treble without being garish potatoes.
The neck pickup gives a very precise effect that funky while the bridge gives Jaco style more pronounced than in the Thumb.
But the central position is the best slap especially, to get an idea listen to the songs "What Was I Thinking", "Nutsymptom" of 311 or the album "Science" of Incubus.
With an amp that does not distort the sound of your bass (MarkBass) you will have exactly the sound.
The passive mode is not too rotten.
I have for some months and I can not play with my other basses (stingray5 body a little big, the Thumb6 downright too heavy, Spector ns jh5 lightweight but ..., Cort Artisan B5 ahahahahah! ! and streamer ct why not).
An exceptional playing comfort like the sound.
Frankly if you find a good okaz dark eyes closed because the price of new hurts (3200 euro) even if justified (bu ...). It can be found in the vicinity of okaz 2000 Eur.