Warwick Introduces Jack Bruce Artist Series Bass

Warwick is following up on the release of the Jack Bruce Survivor bass, with a new Artist Series edition.

Warwick Introduces Jack Bruce Artist Series Bass

Made in Korea, the Jack Bruce Artist Series bass offers many similarities to its German-made counterpart, but at a fraction of the price.

Reminiscent of Bruce’s bass from his Cream days, the new model features neck-through construction with a mahogany body, mahogany neck and Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard.

The pickups are a pair of passive MEC Vintage single-coils that are matched with MEC 2-way electronics. The controls are Volume, Balance, and a stacked Treble/Bass knob.

Hardware on the bass includes Warwick’s 2-piece bridge, security locks, and Just a Nut III.

The Warwick Jack Bruce Artist Series Bass will be available soon with a street price of $1,499. For more info, visit the Warwick site.

Warwick Jack Bruce Artist Series Specs:

Neck Through
Available only as 4-string version
Available only as right handed version
Fretted and fretless version available
Warwick Machine heads
Just a Nut III
34″ (long scale)
24 frets
Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard
Mahogany neck
Mahogany body
Finish Available In: Burgundy Red Stain High Polish and Nirvana Black Stain High Polish
Passive MEC Vintage Singlecoil
Active MEC 2-way electronics
Volume P/P / Balance / Treble/Bass stacked
Warwick 2-pieces bridge
Warwick security locks
Chrome hardware color
Weight: 8.6 lbs
Warwick Red Label 4-string: 045″ – 105″
Deluxe RockBag Included

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  1. 1 , 500 dolares por un bajo Koreano? , estan pero bien pendejos.

    • como les encanta a muchas companias meterte la reata con el pretexto de ke es un modelo –signature– , lo mismo pasa con el bajo Fender de duff mckagan ke esta hecho en mexico , y te lo dejan caer casi en 1000 dolares , igual el de geddy lee o steve harris . yo siempre compro usado, bueno , y barato .

    • My Spanish is not great, but I think you are saying the same thing

  2. Jack Bruce’s Bass 1500, Robert Truillio’s basses 2K and 3K. Made in China and Korea. I’m sorry but there is no way I pay that kind of cash for a non USA bass. Good luck with that one.

  3. Craaaazy money for a Korean-made bass but it sure is tasty!

  4. I’m with you Dominick. However, I did play a Korean Squire J that sounded better and more active than my Steinberger XL2.

    • Tom there is always exceptions. I’ve heard more than a few Squires that sounded real good. Some basses just have that magic. I have a US Hamer Chapperal that I bought in 94 that I thought would be the backup bass to a Yamaha Nathan East Bass and a Ken Smith Bass. People in both bands I was playing with at the time told me to use the Hamer. I have sold the Ken Smith and the Yamaha. I still have the Hamer.

  5. Is it just me or does it seem like Robert Trujillio endorses a new Bass every week? They must be nickel and diming him. I wish he would find a better band.

  6. Ken Smith? Very nice! I actually had a Wal IV – the one used in the Big Money video. Beautiful bass, sounded amazing, but was heavy as all hell. The neat thing about them, or at least mine, was that you got a fantastic wah effect by turing the PU select knob. It was really a neat thing to discover.

    • Those Wals sound great. That’s a very cool piece! Geddy’s best tone. I don’t know if they are still making them. I see them sometimes on e-bay and the asking prices are very high. You don’t play that one any more?

    • Nope. Dumb ass me sold it to buy a Warwick Thumb IV bolt-on and Ampeg 810E.
      Worst musical mistake i have ever made.

    • Tom Saueracker Don’t beat yerself up too bad Tom, I’ve sold some good ones too.

    • Heh! Well, add an original Korg Triton Workstation, a Getglow Rick 4001, and an original ESP Horizon IV to that list. Again, dumb-ass me…

    • Tom Saueracker My list would include: an all tube USA SVT head, 60’s Gibson EB-3,(just like Jacks), 69 Rick 4003, The Ken Smith bass(sold privately) which I saw a music store sell one week later for 3x the price…… We all gotta bite the bullet sometimes.

    • Yeah, that is true. It seemed at the time to be the only option. But, in the words of Charton Heston, they’re gonna have to pry my Steinberger out of my cold, dead, fingers.

    • Tom Saueracker I’m with ya on the Steinbergers too, I had a XM 4 string that I loved to death, but I sold when I went to playing 5 strings. I change strings a lot( thank God for boiling) and I loved changing the double ball strings. Took all of about 2 minutes!

  7. My personal opinion is that all instrumwents made anywhere but in the USA should be banned, except for some European boutique basses! Korea, Indonesia, China especially. It’s just making money for the US manufacturers at the expense of a well made instrument.