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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by BluesBass » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:17 pm

Harley wrote:
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:

Don't worry H, it's only DC and he won't mind.
I didn't say JB was only a blues bass player, but his lines are extremely blues bassed (he studied jazz... so of course they are, the blues and jazz are cousins after all).

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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by deecee » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:44 pm

BluesBass wrote: Don't worry H, it's only DC and he won't mind.
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Right, that's the last time I lend you my gear! :wink:
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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by BluesBass » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:43 am

:D

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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by deecee » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:23 pm

Well that was a successful experiment. Love the sound now. Beagle had a play on it last night and can probably offer more insights. :D
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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by ash » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:50 pm

timi wrote: 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.
'80s Wang would be the Model P and Model J DiMarzios ;)

I put an Ultra Jazz set into a Fender (can't remember which model, but possibly MIM or MIJ) a few months ago and was absolutely astounded at the improvement in tone. I pretty much decided on the spot to build my next bass with those pickups. They're also really cheap, whith the pair being about the same price as some single pickups.

Inside they are built kind of like a P-bass pickup in a J housing, so they are hum cancelling, which is one of the few things that slightly bothers me about normal J pickups. I wish-wish-wish they would make an Ultra Precision pickup, but they don't yet.

DeeCee's Warwick has an alder body and maple/rosewood neck (classic Fender Jazz combo), so the passive J set works so much better than the mega-output MEC active set.

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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by beagle » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:19 pm

It sounded really good to me and it def has that jazz tone.
Well worth the $250 investment as the bass has a good feel to it, quite light and very playable.
The only thing I'd change is to lower the action but that's a personal pref.
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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by deecee » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:02 pm

Na, I want to keep it high for slide :roll:
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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by BluesBass » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:41 pm

deecee wrote:Na, I want to keep it high for slide :roll:
You've had a haircut since this was shot then obviously....

http://www.youtube.com/v/0_vDAEwfxdg

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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by deecee » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:08 pm

:shock:

That was...

that was...

:shock:
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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by beagle » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:36 pm

BluesBass wrote:
deecee wrote:Na, I want to keep it high for slide :roll:
You've had a haircut since this was shot then obviously....

http://www.youtube.com/v/0_vDAEwfxdg
ha ha... nice find Sean 8)
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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by potatoes » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:56 pm

On the topic of blues and warwicks

well... mine seems to work

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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by beagle » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:55 am

potatoes wrote:On the topic of blues and warwicks

well... mine seems to work
+1 :wink:
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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by BluesBass » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:02 am

Bring it to the next jam night DC.

Go on... you know you want too.

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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by deecee » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:46 pm

You sure? :? :wink:
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Re: Warwick rock bass

Post by sonicfantom » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:12 pm

deecee wrote:I can't remember what Adrian said they were. As usual I'm guided by him. :D
Good thing Adrian knows what he's doing, because we sure as hell don't :lol:
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