Warwick rock bass

For anything related to customising basses. Tuners, Bridges, Pickups
User avatar
deecee
Bronze Member
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:16 pm

Warwick rock bass

Post by deecee » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:44 am

Part-time bassist/complete bunny me, I've sent my dodgy old Rockbass into Adrian at Ash customworks to rip out the actives and put some jazz type passives in. Hopefully it will sound better.

Updates soon
Member, Auckland Blues Club

User avatar
timi
Gold Member
Posts: 847
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:01 pm
Location: Auckland

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by timi » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:04 am

What are you putting in?

User avatar
deecee
Bronze Member
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:16 pm

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by deecee » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:58 pm

I can't remember what Adrian said they were. As usual I'm guided by him. :D
Member, Auckland Blues Club

User avatar
timi
Gold Member
Posts: 847
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:01 pm
Location: Auckland

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by timi » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:23 pm

This thread delivers.

User avatar
john
Gold Member
Posts: 2307
Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 5:10 pm
Location: wellington

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by john » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:36 pm

:lol: Yeah looking forward to some progress.
Are you still selling some jazz pups timi?

User avatar
deecee
Bronze Member
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:16 pm

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by deecee » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:42 pm

DiMarzio Ultra Jazz DP149
Member, Auckland Blues Club

User avatar
timi
Gold Member
Posts: 847
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:01 pm
Location: Auckland

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by timi » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:43 am

Yep still got those Rio Grandes lying around.

I know Dimazio make a variety of pickups, but I've always dismissed them as 80s wang :oops:
Let us know your thoughts once you get the bass back.

User avatar
beagle
Site Admin
Posts: 2299
Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:59 pm
Bands / Groups: Bands: Rebel without Applause, The Hot Mess, Bamboozle, DTP Trio
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by beagle » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:15 pm

Will be expecting to see you play it at the next Akl blues club night DC!
Musicman Sterling, Fender Jazz, GK 800RB, 400RB, Neo412, Neo112, 410T

User avatar
Harley
Gold Member
Posts: 373
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:54 pm
Location: Christchurch, N.Z.

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by Harley » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:10 pm

beagle wrote:Will be expecting to see you play it at the next Akl blues club night DC!
A Warawick for Blues ???? :shock:

I was always of the opinion that just like you have to have certain factors to write blues songs ( A "baby", someone's leaving someone else, someone's packing their bags..oh, and a train station ) one required a P bass :mrgreen:
Retired authorised builder of Bill Fitzmaurice Design Speaker cabs for New Zealand - http://www.billfitzmaurice.info

User avatar
BluesBass
Gold Member
Posts: 350
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:34 pm

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by BluesBass » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:53 pm

Jack Bruce plays a Warwick.
Are you saying he's not a blues bass player...? :P

User avatar
BluesBass
Gold Member
Posts: 350
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:34 pm

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by BluesBass » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:55 pm

beagle wrote:Will be expecting to see you play it at the next Akl blues club night DC!
I'm not. He might put us out of a job.

User avatar
Harley
Gold Member
Posts: 373
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:54 pm
Location: Christchurch, N.Z.

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by Harley » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:40 pm

BluesBass wrote:Jack Bruce plays a Warwick.
Are you saying he's not a blues bass player...? :P
Actually, no, I would not classify him as a blues player per se.

I remember when Cream first came out. They were certainly not your standard British Blues.

Rock perhaps with a touch of "Heavy" ( our word for Metal those days ) and then with a touch of blues, but most of their music was considered too furious and full of energy to be be Blues.

The blues influence was more from Clapton having been mentored by John Mayall.

Jack Bruce was classically trained on cello which is another factor to take into account.

Anyhow, I'm derailing the OP's thread so I better stop there. :mrgreen:
Retired authorised builder of Bill Fitzmaurice Design Speaker cabs for New Zealand - http://www.billfitzmaurice.info

User avatar
beagle
Site Admin
Posts: 2299
Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:59 pm
Bands / Groups: Bands: Rebel without Applause, The Hot Mess, Bamboozle, DTP Trio
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by beagle » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:51 pm

BluesBass wrote:
beagle wrote:Will be expecting to see you play it at the next Akl blues club night DC!
I'm not. He might put us out of a job.
You've gotta share the glory, otherwise we'd be ..... guitarists. :lol:
Musicman Sterling, Fender Jazz, GK 800RB, 400RB, Neo412, Neo112, 410T

User avatar
deecee
Bronze Member
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:16 pm

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by deecee » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:13 pm

Don't be feeling too threatened now boys :)

Yeah, I'm looking forward to getting it back. I like the feel, weight and balance, nice little neck for these dainty fingers. Just didn't like the sound.
Member, Auckland Blues Club

User avatar
BluesBass
Gold Member
Posts: 350
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:34 pm

Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by BluesBass » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:14 pm

beagle wrote:
BluesBass wrote:
beagle wrote:Will be expecting to see you play it at the next Akl blues club night DC!
I'm not. He might put us out of a job.
You've gotta share the glory, otherwise we'd be ..... guitarists. :lol:
Good point. :D

Post Reply