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Gear Watch: Warwick RockBass Alien

Warwick has announced a budget version of their existing acoustic bass, the Alien. The new RockBass Alien models are available as Standard or Deluxe, 4- or 5-string, with or without frets.

Warwick RockBass Alien Standard

The Standard version features a spruce top and laminated agathis wood for its back and sides. The laminated woods increase the instrument’s stability and strengthen it for performance. The top of the Standard has a high polish natural finish, with high polish black on the back and sides. The Standard also features a Fishman Sonicore Piezo pickup, and Sonitone preamp.

Warwick Rockbass Alien Deluxe
The Deluxe boasts a laminated spruce top, with bubinga back and sides. It also includes a Sonicore Piezo pickup, but is upgraded to a Presys preamp.

RockBass Alien Standard Specs

  • Acoustic bass, set neck
  • Available as a 4-or 5-string
  • Available in fretted or fretless versions as well as left-handed with no additional charge
  • Laminated spruce top, laminated agathis back and sides
  • Mahogany neck, satin finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard (fretless: tiger stripe ebony fingerboard with fret lines)
  • 4-string: 32″ medium scale, 5-string: 34″ long scale
  • 24 nickel silver frets
  • Fishman Sonicore Piezo pickup and Sonitone preamp
  • Natural high-polish finish (top side), high-polish black finish (back and sides)
  • Warwick tuner
  • Rosewood bridge with bone saddle and notched bridge pins
  • Chrome hardware
  • Warwick security locks
  • Just-A-Nut III
  • Nut width: 4-string: 38.5 mm, 5-string: 45 mm
  • Warwick red strings bronze acoustic bass strings: 4-string: .045″ – .105″, 5-string: .045″ – .135″

RockBass Alien Deluxe Specs

  • Acoustic bass, set neck
  • Available as a 4- or 5-string
  • Available in fretted or fretless versions as well as left-handed with no additional charge
  • Laminated spruce top, laminated bubinga back and sides
  • Mahogany neck, satin finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard (fretless: tiger stripe ebony fingerboard with fret lines)
  • 4-string: 32″ medium scale, 5-string: 34″ long scale
  • 24 nickel silver frets
  • Fishman Sonicore Piezo pickup and Presys preamp
  • High-polish natural finish (top, back and sides)
  • Warwick tuner
  • Rosewood bridge with bone saddle and notched bridge pins
  • Chrome hardware
  • Warwick Security Locks
  • Just-A-Nut III
  • Nut width: 4-string: 38.5 mm, 5-string: 45 mm
  • Warwick Red Strings Bronze Acoustic Bass strings: 4-string: .045″ – .105″, 5-string: .045″ – .135″

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