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  • Warwick Announces Idolmaker Bass

    Warwick Announces Idolmaker Bass

    Warwick unveiled a bass counterpart to the Framus Idolmaker at the Winter NAMM Show. Produced in the custom shop or as part of their German Pro Series Teambuilt line, the Warwick Idolmaker Bass is built with a carved mahogany body and a bolt-on wenge neck. It comes in four or five-string versions as well as... »

  • Warwick Introduces Red Series Strings for 8-String Basses

    Warwick Introduces Red Series Strings for 8-String Basses

    After releasing the RockBass Corvette Basic 8-String bass earlier this year, Warwick is now offering a set of strings for 8-string basses in their Red series. The Warwick Red 8-String set includes four strings plus four-octave strings suitable for all long scale eight-string basses. “The strings of the Warwick Red 8-String set are Roundwound, medium... »

  • Bass of the Week: Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II

    Bass of the Week: Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II

    Tool’s Justin Chancellor has always been known for his impeccable style and tone. While he is typically associated with a Wal bass, this week we’re taking a look at his new Streamer Stage II from the Warwick Custom Shop. The bass is built with neck through construction with Warwick’s “hidden neck” option, which means the... »

  • Warwick Unveils Limited Edition Teambuilt 35th Anniversary Basses

    Warwick Unveils Limited Edition Teambuilt 35th Anniversary Basses

    Each year, Warwick releases a special master-built, limited-edition model. This year they’re celebrating their 35th anniversary with a version of the Thumb NT, but they’ve also just announced a companion model in their Teambuilt series. The Warwick Teambuilt Pro Series Thumb BO LTD 2017 will come in four and five-string models limited to 100 units... »

  • Warwick Updates Rockboard RBO LT XL Power Supply

    Warwick Updates Rockboard RBO LT XL Power Supply

    Warwick’s W-Music Distribution has updated the RockBoard Power LT XL power supply for 2017. The mobile unit is fitted with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to supply effects pedals for up to 50 hours with hum-free 9V DC current. It has two 9V DC outputs as well as a USB output for charging smartphones. It can be... »

  • Rockboard Introduces New Pedal Connectors

    Rockboard Introduces New Pedal Connectors

    Warwick’s Rockboard brand has released a new set of pedal connectors aimed at keeping the connection between your pedals as short as possible. The new compact connectors come in three versions – S-Connectors, N-Connectors, and Z-Connectors – each designed to fit your pedal setup. Each model comes in gold, nickel, or black colors with 1/4-inch... »

  • Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

    Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

    After introducing a prototype at NAMM last year, Warwick has launched the Sklar Bass I Signature bass. Made with legendary session bassist Leland Sklar, the hollowbody four-stringer is based on the Star Bass with modifications for Sklar’s liking including an arm support built into the body. The German master-built instrument is built with a carved... »

  • Warwick Unveils 2017 Limited Edition Thumb NT Models

    Warwick Unveils 2017 Limited Edition Thumb NT Models

    Warwick unveiled their annual limited edition bass this year and this year is a landmark. The Thumb NT 2017, which comes in four and five-string versions, also marks the company’s 35th anniversary. The master-built instruments are built in Germany and limited to fifty units of each the four and five-string versions. Taking its cues from... »

  • Warwick Unveils Rockbass Corvette Basic 8 Bass

    Warwick Unveils Rockbass Corvette Basic 8 Bass

    Warwick expanded their Rockbass Corvette series with an eight-string version of the Corvette Basic. The eight strings are set in four courses tuned E-A-D-G against a wenge fretted fingerboard. Its built with an alder body and three-piece maple neck with ekanga veneer stripes. The body is fitted with a pair of active MEC jazz pickups... »

  • Warwick Unveils Limited Edition Bass for 2016

    Warwick Unveils Limited Edition Bass for 2016

    Warwick has unveiled details on this year’s limited edition bass, which will be a take on their Corvette $$ model. The Warwick Masterbuilt Warwick Corvette $$ Ltd 2016 comes in four and five-string versions with the option for left-handed orientation. Its black korina body is topped with black walnut burl in a tinted natural transparent... »