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#1 BigJim

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:42 AM

Given Warwick's new prices, what do we all reckon the price for this'll be?

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  • Model: Bootsy „Spacebass“ 4-string
  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Construction: Neck Through
  • Fingerboard: Tigerstripe Ebony
  • Scale Length: 34” Longscale
  • Frets: 24 Nickel silver frets
  • Inlays: Custom Star inlays
  • Pickups: 5x active EMG J-Pickups
  • Electronics: Special MEC electronics
  • Finish: Holographic Flakes finish (complete Body, Neck, Fingerboard and Headstock)
  • LEDs: 165 LED´s at Body, Fingerboard and Headstock
  • Strap Locks: Warwick Security Locks
  • Machineheads: Warwick Machineheads
  • Pickguard: Special Custom Mirror Pickguard
  • Hardware: Chrome

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Edited by BigJim, 21 February 2012 - 10:43 AM.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:03 AM

That actually looks not bad at all!
I thought his other signature model looked like someone had sneezed glitter all over a star-shaped bass that had been built by a man with one arm.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:08 AM

It's good that it's a proper departure from stock Warwicks. The last Warwick one seemed like a lazy attempt to Bootsify an Infinity imo.

As far as price is concerned, maybe £4.5k?
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:28 AM

That's the most shockingly awful bass I've ever had the misfortune of looking at
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:32 AM

Doesn't look too bad, If you consider who plays it! I reckon it'll cost you your first born. In all seriousness, about the same as the Zender bass.




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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:36 AM

dunno about the star bass but the article on the fretboard making machines further down that link are pretty interesting

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:39 AM

It will look cool when Bootsy is playing it.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

I'm curious as to why they bothered with a tigerstripe ebony board....

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:17 PM

From the Warwick pricelist (off their website):

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Boots Collins Signature, 4-string, Orange Airbrush Design / Metal flake lacquer £5.779,00
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Edit: Whoops, no, that's the old one. In that case, I'd guess the new one is probably very close to £10k.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:23 PM

There's only one person who will play a Bootsy Star Bass and won't look like a prat...Bootsy himself!
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:31 PM

View Postcharic, on 21 February 2012 - 12:01 PM, said:

I'm curious as to why they bothered with a tigerstripe ebony board....

I'm curious why they bothered at all? :huh:
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:34 PM

5 EMGs! Will the strings move at all in that magnetic field denser than a black hole?

Does anyone in Warwick do consumer product testing?

Between the Bootsy, Zender and Streamer single-cut, I think they've a global market of about 5 people. (... but only 2 people can afford them.)

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:34 PM

I like this part of the specs...
  • Pickguard: Special Custom Mirror Pickguard
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:54 PM

View Postchilievans, on 21 February 2012 - 11:28 AM, said:

That's the most shockingly awful bass I've ever had the misfortune of looking at

Count me in for a slice of this.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:04 PM

No 5-string version? At least Traben produced a 5-string.

I think it says a lot when IMO that could be the least ugly bass Warwick have ever produced!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:08 PM

View PostBigRedX, on 22 February 2012 - 01:04 PM, said:

I think it says a lot when IMO that could be the least ugly bass Warwick have ever produced!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:13 PM

View PostBigRedX, on 22 February 2012 - 01:04 PM, said:

I think it says a lot when IMO that could be the least ugly bass Warwick have ever produced!

Boom! :lol:

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

This is coming from someone who owns a Washburn Space Bass, but that Warwick model is seriously OTT and just a little tacky. Will be interesting to see if Bootsy actually plays it on stage (he usually plays a Traben Bootsy Star thesedays).

Ashamed to say I actually stil kinda like the Warwick, it's much better than that other standard shaped signature model they had out, but won't be trading in my Washburn anytime soon.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:02 PM

Holy sh*t. I'm not sure even Bootsy could pull off looking cool playing that.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:42 PM

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