Warwick Quartet – Warwick’s Basses Of The Month
Way back in the mists of time – September, 2009 to be precise – Warwick began offering a ‘bass of the month’. What this meant was that they would release a special edition bass each month. The special bass would be, essentially, a tweaked version of one of their standard instruments but tweaked sufficiently to make it a little more unique and exclusive. Here’s a round-up of the Warwick’s fall line.
September – Thumb Bolt On French Flamed Ash
A mouthful to be sure. This is a twist on the regular Thumb Bolt On and substitutes French flamed ash in place of the usual ovangkol body. There’s no doubt that the ash is a striking look. Other tweaks include a multi-striped, black ekanga veneered, maple neck. Nice.
October – Corvette $$ Birdseye Poplar
Who doesn’t love some fancy, exotic woods? The swamp ash body of the Corvette $$ has a birdseye-patterned poplar veneer. Other embellishments include yin/yang symbols inlaid into the wenge fingerboard.
November – Streamer LS Maple Neck
The standard Streamer LX is already endowed with an attractive, flame maple body. This special edition also adds a flame maple neck to the mix. It’s a three-piece, flame maple laminate with two thin layers of black ekanga pin-striping the neck. A tiger-stripe ebony fingerboard and solid brass frets complete the front of the neck.
December – Corvette Ash Fretless
This instrument is more about the finer details than the big changes. The snow-white, ultra glossy finish contrasts nicely with the none-more-black hardware. As the name suggests, this is a fretless instrument and the black and white treatment is carried to the neck by using inlaid white fret markers in the tiger-stripe ebony fretboard.
For more information about the Warwick Special Editions, check Warwick’s site.