Two years ago, Warwick presented Bootsy Collins with a one-of-a-kind “Space Bass” made in the company’s custom shop. The star-shaped instrument garnered so much attention that Warwick has now introduced a similar model to their more affordable RockBass Artist Line.
The Warwick RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass is built with a mahogany body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. Its finish matches the outrageous fashion of Collins himself with a special purple burst. More of the bassist’s persona shines through with star fingerboard inlays and a matching star-shaped headstock.
The pickup configuration is an active MEC J/TJ setup that’s matched with an active MEC 2-way preamp. Other features include a 2-piece Warwick bridge and Warwick security locks. The bass will start shipping in July with a street price under $1,000.
RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass Photos:
RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass Specs:
|Matched Headstock:||Matching Headstock with Bootsy-Logo|
|Neck Wood:||Maple with Ekanga Veneer stripes|
|Scale length:||34″ (long scale)|
|Fret quantity material and size:||24 nickelsilver frets (width: 2,9mm/ height: 1,3mm)|
|Body Shape:||flat Body Shape|
|Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood):||Mahogany|
|Pickups:||Active MEC J/TJ|
|Electronics:||Active MEC 2 way electronic|
|Pot layout:||Volume P/P / Balance / Treble/Bass stacked P/P for splitting coils|
|Bridge system:||2-piece Warwick bridge|
|Strap system:||Warwick security locks|
|Left/Right Handed:||Only available as right-handed and fretted|
|Color possibilities:||Special purple Bootsy Finish|
|Hardware color:||Chrome Hardware|
|String label / gauges:||Warwick Red strings: 4-string: 045″ – 105″ (42200 M)|
|Weight:||Approximately 9 lbs.|
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