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  1. I had forgotten how much fun is the configurator. I don’t need more basses but I would like to have one like this one with me.
  2. The Spector design by Ned Steinberger is a great design. Personally I like the changes made by Warwick, with the two piece bridge like Alembics and the angled tuning pegs. And the body shape is more elegant. This is mine. 1987 Streamer.
  3. Wow, nice one. That fretboard looks amazing. The flat fretboard spoiled me a little. I feel really uncomfortable with low radius basses, which means I don’t have to worry about GAS with old Zenders. Also, it’s great to have 24 frets to start with. I was looking for the modern approach to the bass from the beginning, better ergonomics, no dead spots, great action, no hum... 4 or 5 years ago I had a “return to the origins” phase, and bought two passive basses, one P and a PJ eighties basses, japanese and both great (as you would expect from Matsumoko and Fujigen factories). But playing those basses, as well as many other classic ones made me realise how much these modern basses improved the original designs in many ways. Tone apart, of course. Tone is a personal quest and I finally understood all the great things about passive pickups. Thanks to that I feel comfortable with active modern basses as well as with passive basses, and I like to have all those options and sounds at my disposal when I fancy. And it all began with a korean Washburn bass. Yeah, I really like those basses.
  4. Washburn xb400 Bantam, made in Korea. (Not the one in the pics) Great bass, the pickups and electronics are a bit meh, but woods, construction, playability, and action are great. Bought in 1998 to play with my first band, covers of Faith no More, Led Zeppelin, Zappa... big fun though the guitar player had to tell me where to put my fingers 😄 I hadn’t played it for years, I bought a Warwick Corvette in 2004 and put the Washburn in its bag and forget about it until last year a sax player friend of mine wanted to learn to play bass and borrowed it. I put new strings on it and played it a couple of hours and, now that I know what to expect from a bass and can compare it to Warwicks, Lakland, Ibanez, Precisions... it really surprised me how good it is. I’m saving to buy a MM pickup and a preamp, and probably a pickguard to cover the pickups routings and turn this bass into my Sterling/Stingray. I’m sure it will sound great. Maybe fretless, but I already have two, so probably just change the pickups and electronics and see what happens. (Pics are from Reverb, my actual bass looks just like this one)
  5. I also have the fretless version of this bass. It sounds amazing in passive. A really great bass, specially for the price. And built to last. GLWTS
  6. Nice bass. That is like an old one. Wenge neck, not Ovangkol.
  7. I play two 5 strings Warwicks with this strap. It gives some extra grip that really helps.
  8. I used tennis grip -a cheap one- attached to the inside of a strap three years ago. Still works great.
  9. Not just you. It’s happening to me too. I’m keeping my fretted basses, though, I know I like to play them too. Just not so much these days, playing with your fingers feeling the string and the wood of the board is highly addictive. 🙂
  10. Weight, please? That bass is so beautiful.
  11. Dice: “Fantástico. ¿Cambios? “ Y te ofrece su bajo Amani sin trastes, lo tiene en venta. Por si quieres cambiarlo por el tuyo, @jmlbasses
  12. Warwick Streamer Stage 2 has active pickups, and old Streamers with EMG pickups also. I have both basses as well as a Jazzman with passive MEC pickups. Just different flavours. In terms of “gutsy” or “powerful” I’d say the ceramic MM MEC pickup of the FNA Jazzman run in parallel is the one. Not my preferred sound, though.
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