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    The Warwick has landed!

    And I’m working the next couple days so I can’t plug it in until tomorrow evening. Ugh.

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    Pix and tonez.
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    Yeah I wanna see this. I've played a few Warwicks and they were wonderful instruments.
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    Here’s one of the seller’s photos. I’ll get some more once I’ve oiled and waxed it.

    Tone wood non-believers get ready to puke:

    Ovangkol neck
    Ebony board
    Bubinga body

    MEC J pickups, master volume, balance, tone, passive everything.

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    That is sharp. I've seen lots of bass makers use off the cuff and exotic woods outside the norm.

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    Those sound like some good tone woods.
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    Thanks. Always loved how Warwicks look. They use Wenge for the fretted fingerboards, sometimes for the whole neck. The country where wenge is harvested had a civil war around 20 years ago, so ovangkol was introduced. They have some models with flame maple bodies, too. This bubinga guitar is pretty heavy, can’t imagine the flame maple.

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    Wow, that is gorgeous!
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    Thanks! Wait until you see pics of the neck wood and back. I love how kind of misshapen Warwicks are, like they just got cut down out of the forest rather than built.

    Just spent a few minutes playing it plugged in... this is a whole different thing. I don’t know how much is the wood, being fretless, or the pickups, but there’s this depth to the tone, like there’s a really subtle chorus. Still need to tweak the setup, adjust the pickups, etc, but I’m really happy with it.

    Interestingly, playing fretless isn’t at weird as I thought it would be. It’s almost like playing with four slides simultaneously, and a whole lot easier if you just listen and don’t think about it. The amp I’m looking at has a tuner out jack, so I’m gonna practice playing scales with the tuner on all the time.

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    Cool. You can use your open strings to check your intonation. Play the closed note either simultaneously or after the open note and confirm that the interval sounds correct. I used to play upright The subtle chorus thing is the pitch varying slightly since there's no fret to keep it exact.
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    Oiled, waxed, setup tweaked, and (after the photos) restrung with Dunlop Super Bright nickel rounds 45-105. It had GHS Boomers on it when I got it, which didn’t sound bad, but the Dunlop SBs ate lower tension, feel softer, and sound a bit more lively.

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    Oh cool you went with roundwounds.
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    What a great heel joint on that thing! The ebony looks great too . . .
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    Not a fretless guy myself, but that's a nice looking bass.

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    Clint - For sure. I'm gonna try D'Addario Chromes at some point, but every time I pick up a bass or guitar with flats, I hate how it feels. Kinda like with highly polished picks, they stick to my fingers. If I want that dull, old school tone, I'll stick a piece of foam under the strings and play close to the neck.

    GuitarStv - Everybody makes it out like the necks on these things are baseball bats. It's a very comfortable mix between being pretty beefy, but without much shoulder. That neck joint doesn't hurt, either. Bubinga, the body wood, is also known as African Rosewood, and is reflected in the weight, which is A LOT. It doesn't feel as heavy as the '73 Strat at my dad's house, but it's heavy as hell.

    Demanic- Thanks man! I didn't think I was a fretless guy either, and then all of a sudden I was
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    For sure. I'm gonna try D'Addario Chromes at some point, but every time I pick up a bass or guitar with flats, I hate how it feels. Kinda like with highly polished picks, they stick to my fingers. If I want that dull, old school tone, I'll stick a piece of foam under the strings and play close to the neck.
    Or just roll off the tone knob and play close to the neck. Or have you ever tried one of those thick felt picks?

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    Or just roll off the tone knob and play close to the neck. Or have you ever tried one of those thick felt picks?
    Yeah, got a few recently. I got one that's super thick, and another that tapers toward the tip and has something on it to make it a little stiffer. Also got 3mm Primetones. Still prefer the 2mm Gator Grips, but I use my fingers 98% of the time.

    The foam is a different effect than the tone knob, but the tone knob is always useful, too.

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