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MARICOPAA
11-30-2009, 08:54 PM
Seems Warwick is issuing some retro style instruments. This Star Bass II is meant to resemble the Framus Star bass of old. The link below is to the maple top version...they show a 5-string but can be ordered as a four. There is also a bubinga topped version. Pickups look very Gibson like...v.s mudbucker styling. I have no knowledge of how they [play or sound...just look interesting. Would be more interesting (and look cooler) with a pair of Dark Star's ;-)

I recall a price of nearly $3K+

For your appraisal:

Warwick Hollow Body Basshttp://www.warwickbass.com/modules/produkte/produkt.php?katID=22045&cl=EN

I saw a couple old threads bout Warwick issuing some retro style instruments. This Star Bass II is meant to resemble the Framus Star bass of old. The link below is to the maple top version...they show a 5-string but can be ordered as a four. There is also a bubinga topped version. Pickups look very Gibson like...v.s mudbucker styling. I have no knowledge of how they [play or sound...just look interesting.

The truly interesting part (which would be more interesting and look cooler) is one of these with a pair of Dark Star's ;-)

I recall a price of nearly $4K

Maybe with the economy down and poor sales these can be had for less...that is if one wanted one.

For your perusal & appraisal:

http://www.warwickbass.com/modules/prod ... 2045&cl=EN (http://www.warwickbass.com/modules/produkte/produkt.php?katID=22045&cl=EN)

http://www.warwickbass.com/modules/prod ... 2043&cl=EN (http://www.warwickbass.com/modules/produkte/produkt.php?katID=22043&cl=EN)

mellowgerman
12-05-2009, 05:01 PM
I toured the factory when I visited Germany this past August and took lots of photos. Here are a couple of photos of star basses in the early stages:

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e242/12stringrainbow/IMG_1294.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e242/12stringrainbow/IMG_1300.jpg

danerectal
12-05-2009, 06:08 PM
Mellow, did you happen to spot any Jack Bruce remnants at the Warwick shop?

mellowgerman
12-05-2009, 08:12 PM
Mellow, did you happen to spot any Jack Bruce remnants at the Warwick shop?

Don't think so. I checked the photos and don't see any there either

h60
12-05-2009, 11:45 PM
I'd be all over one of these 5 strings in maple if they didn't cost so much.

kevin the bass man
12-06-2009, 01:28 AM
sweet basses. too bad they cost more than both my cars put together.

Happy Face
12-06-2009, 06:22 AM
Geat photos! Thanks for posting them.