Would u call these boo-teek?

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Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby Cneck » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:46 pm

Don't be hatin'. I know this is not the kind of bass Pete likes, but some of you guys might. Firstly, I just got this Washburn USA XB926:

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I've always wanted one of these. Bartolini pickups that are made just for Washburn, NTCT pre with a module called the MCT-W3C mid-boost module. Pretty high-end stuff, actually. String spacing is very tight on this, but it's a pretty nice bass. Swamp ash body, thick quilt maple top.

I remember some time ago, Pete's response when someone asked him why he didn't like Warwicks. "Because they suck!" was his answer. [smilie=icon_razz.gif] Well, I've always had a different opinion, and GAS being what it is, this is on its way to me right now:

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Not a great pic, but this is an '03 Thumb BO6. Salesperson said it was "like new", we'll see.
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby harleyyy » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:56 pm

Pete who? [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif]

I owned only one, the neck was the infamous baseball bat type. I believe I am mellowing with age, so I would be willing to try some again. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]

I'd be lying if I said that the one Inez is playing in this video, didn't catch my eye and or curiosity....


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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby Cneck » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:14 pm

Ah yes, the Warwick Framus Star Bass (II). Hollow or semi-hollow basses aren't really my cup of tea, but that one's definitely pretty.

I have to admit that there were a couple of other, uh... items in that video that caught my eye. :-)

I've always liked Corvettes and Thumbs, although this will be the first Thumb I've owned. Prolly gonna be a bit of a neck-diving boat anchor, but they're pretty unique basses.
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby MoBeach » Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:31 pm

Yes to the Warwick no to the Washburn as far as Boo-teek basses go. I like the Warwick Jazzman Streamer. It seems a little more streamline than other Warwicks.
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby nolabass » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:09 am

Washburn makes great stuff. That XB926 is for sale at different places for $1500+ used....One of my finest basses is a USA Washburn and it stands up to most contenders. Their acoustics have great rep too.
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby Cneck » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:32 am

Well, the Thumb came yesterday on the big brown truck. It's an astonishingly good bass, and I think I got a pretty good example. A bit heavy, as expected, but I'm guessing around 11 lbs., which isn't too bad considering. The bass looks like it's never been played, and it came with a really cool Warwick bag. Nicest bag of gig I've had so far. I took it to church to practice last nite, and even with the dead strings on it, it sounded pretty good. No mid boost needed, that's for sure. Set up almost perfectly right out of the box, with decent action and reasonably good intonation. I won't have to make too many adjustments. Neck is a little bit fat front-to-back, but with the low action, I hardly notice it. I may even use it at the gig tonite, and if it works well, tomorrow nite as well.
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby ghiadub » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:39 am

Nice basses there! I dig the top on that washburn. That string spacing does look super narrow, do you have to change your technique to accomidate?
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby felig » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:27 am

I've got two Warwicks--an 80s Streamer & an early '90s Corvette proline. Both of them are maple neck with wenge fingerboard & neither neck is in the least bit clubby--very fast, slim necks. I've had others, most of them wenge--some of the best fretless basses I have owned were wenge neck Warwicks. I agree with others that the later Warwicks are not the same beasts. However, they all worked okay for me.
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby hmagman » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:22 am

NIce, congrats! [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby Cneck » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:56 am

hmagman wrote:NIce, congrats! [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]


When's the next SD BABP get-together? I need to show my stuff off!

That string spacing does look super narrow, do you have to change your technique to accomidate?


Yeah, some. It's tighter than the other sixers I have, but I like tight spacing, so it doesn't bother me too much. Just takes a few minutes to get acclimated.
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby hmagman » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:50 pm

Cneck wrote:
hmagman wrote:NIce, congrats! [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]


When's the next SD BABP get-together? I need to show my stuff off!



Yes, we need a SD BABP get together...I'll plan it!
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby moe monsarrat » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:42 am

I think I'd call these "booteek". [smilie=cool-smiley-027.gif]
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby moe monsarrat » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:09 pm

A bevy of boo-teeks!!
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby Cheap Bass Tard » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:49 am

Izzat an Atkinson 5-stringer in there?

Is the P-bass with the tele neck one of Rod's (Regenerate) creations? Sure looks like it.
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Re: Would u call these boo-teek?

Postby moe monsarrat » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:24 am

Yes on both accounts. there's an Atkinson Hollow Jazz 5 string (one of a kind as far as I know) & a Regenerate Guitar works Heritage '55 P. [smilie=cool-smiley-027.gif]
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