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NAMM NEWS: WARWICK & ROCKBASS 2019 RELEASES

Posted in Bass, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - January 15, 2019

Warwick will be presenting a number of new bass products worth seeing and hearing at booth 4636 in Hall D at this year’s NAMM Show 2019, taking place from 24th to 27th January in Anaheim/California. Warwick Masterbuilt, Warwick Teambuilt and RockBass novelties await you there.

1. New Warwick 2019 – Masterbuilt Custom Shop

Corvette $$ Neckthrough LTD 2019 Masterbuilt
The Masterbuilt LTD 2019 model is a very distinctive Corvette $$ NT, which will be available as 4 or 5 string bass. The eye catcher of the Corvette $$ Neckthrough LTD 2019 Masterbuilt is a top and matching headstock from Californian Buckeyeburl, with natural satin / multicolor chrome acrylic finish. The body is made of Swamp Ash and the machine knobs are made of wood. The maple neck with ekanga veneer stripes meets the body in a hidden neck through construction, the tigerstripe ebony fretboard features 24 jumbo bronze frets, Yin Yang fretboard inlays and illuminated side dots.
Two passive MEC MM-Style humbuckers with metal housings work together with an active Warwick 2-way electronics, rechargeable lithium battery and controls for volume, balance, treble & bass as well as two 3-way mini-switches for the two humbuckers (in series / parallel / single coil).

Upgrades for all Masterbuilt instruments from 2019
From 2019 all Warwick Masterbuilt Custom Shop basses will be equipped with pickups with metal housings and Schaller tuners.

2. New Warwick 2019 – Teambuilt Pro Series

Corvette $$ Bolt on LTD 2019 Teambuilt
As in previous years, the Masterbuilt Corvette $$ LTD model is accompanied by a “Made in Germany” Teambuilt Pro Series model.
Just as attractive as its Masterbuilt counterpart, the Corvette $$ Bolt on LTD 2019 Teambuilt will be available as a 4 or 5 string bass. The body is also made of swamp ash, with a spectacular textured Californian Buckeye burl-top with natural satin / multicolor chrome acrylic finish. The 3-piece maple neck with ekanga veneer stripes is bolt on; it carries a tigerstripe ebony fingerboard and is equipped with 24 jumbo frets and illuminated side dots.
Like the Masterbuilt model, two passive MEC MM-style humbuckers with active Warwick 2-way electronics and controls for volume, balance, treble & bass as well as two 3-way mini-switches for the two humbuckers (in series / parallel / single coil) are installed.

Sklar Bass I Artist Series Teambuilt
The magnificent Warwick Masterbuilt Sklar Bass I Signature will also be available from 2019 as an Artist Series Teambuilt 4 string model, optionally in vintage sunburst transparent high polish or burgundy blackburst transparent high polish finish.
The body of the Sklar Bass I Artist Series Teambuilt consists of mahogany with AAA flamed maple top and carved body shape, the set neck is made of maple with ekanga veneer stripes. The tigerstripe ebony fingerboard is equipped with 21 frets and illuminated side dots, the electronics consists of two active MEC vintage single coils as well as an active MEC 2-way electronics with controls for volume, balance, treble and bass.

Upgrades for all Teambuilt instruments from 2019
All Warwick Teambuilt basses will be shipped with a certificate of authenticity and original photo from 2019.

3. New Warwick 2019 – RockBass

Idolmaker 4 string / 5 string RockBass
Last year the Framus Idolmaker got a Warwick Masterbuilt and a Teambuilt model counterpart each. In 2019 the Idolmaker Bass will be also available as a 4 string and 5 string RockBass instrument.
The RockBass Idolmaker is equipped with mahogany body, carved body shape, bolt-on maple neck, wenge fingerboard, Warwick Just a Nut III Tedur nut, 20 nickel silver frets, Warwick security locks as well as passive MEC vintage single coil pickups, active RockBass 2-way electronics and controls for volume, balance, treble & bass.

Sklar Bass I Artist Line RockBass
Under the RockBass label there will also appear a Sklar Bass I in the Artist Line this year. The body of this unmistakable instrument consists of mahogany with AAA Flamed Maple top and Carved Body Shape, the set neck consists of maple. The tigerstripe ebony fingerboard is equipped with 21 frets, the electronics offers two passive MEC vintage single coil pickups, an active RockBass 2-way electronics and controls for volume, balance, treble & bass.
Other features include chrome hardware, a two-piece Warwick bridge and Warwick security locks.

Updates for all RockBass Alien Models
From 2019 all RockBass Alien models will be manufactured exclusively with a solid spruce top, in satin finish and with thumb rest. Included is a high quality RockBag.

For more information, please visit: www.warwick.de

Warwick distributed in Australia by Amber Technology

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ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN 2018 STINGRAY BASS TO LAND IN SEPTEMBER

Posted in Bass, Gear    //    Post Date - July 6, 2018

Introducing the all-new 2018 Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Bass. First introduced in 1976, the StingRay bass has become one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. Available now in North America and September worldwide. For the first time in over 30 years, the Ernie Ball Music Man…

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JMJ SIGNATURE MUSTANG BASS NOW IN AUSTRALIA

Posted in Bass, Gear    //    Post Date - March 14, 2018

Justin Meldal-Johnsen has worked with some amazing artists such as Jeff Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, and many more, not only as a bassist but also as a top tier producer as well. The JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass is as period correct to the 1966 Fender Mustang bass as possible….

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NAMM 2018: FRAMUS & WARWICK GUITARS AND BASSES

Posted in Bass, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 18, 2018

Nicolas Wilfer presents new Warwick and Framus product from their booth at the 2018 NAMM Show. Warwick and Framus distributed in Australia by Amber Technology https://www.ambertech.com.au/

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Posted in Bass, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 12, 2018

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NAMM 2018: COLE CLARK GUITARS & BASSES

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Gear    //    Post Date - February 3, 2018

Cole Clark Guitars CEO Miles Jackson presents the new acoustic guitar range at their NAMM booth and luthier Neil Kennedy shows us the new Cole Clark basses. This was filmed on the day that Cole Clark took out a Best in Show Award at NAMM as a company to watch…

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Framus & Warwick Anniversaries: Hans-Peter Wilfer reflects

Posted in Bass, Gear    //    Post Date - January 2, 2018

In 2017, Framus celebrated its 70th anniversary and the Markneukirchen-based bass manufacturer Warwick celebrated its 35th anniversary. CEO and founder of the company Hans-Peter Wilfer, his wife and head of international sales – Florence Wilfer as well as Marcus Spangler, Head of R&D – talk in a new video interview…

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TRACE ELLIOT ELF BASS AMPS NOW SHIPPING

Posted in Bass, Gear    //    Post Date - July 14, 2017

The new Trace Elliot® ELF bass amplifiers are now shipping. Weighing just 1.6 pounds, this revolutionary amp is small enough to fit in your back pocket. The ELF’s remarkable technology and size make it the most portable, gig- worthy bass amplifier ever made. It’s an ideal solution for any bassist…

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STERLING BALL & TONY LEVIN TALK STINGRAY5 BASS

Posted in Bass, Gear    //    Post Date - June 14, 2017

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NAMM 2017: MARCUS MILLER PARTNERS WITH MARKBASS

Posted in Bass, Gear    //    Post Date - February 7, 2017

After a long friendship, Markbass was proud to finally announce at NAMM 2017 that legendary American bassist, jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Marcus Miller, has officially joined the Markbass family. Marcus is a true music icon, having worked with trumpeter Miles Davis, pianist Herbie Hancock, singer Luther Vandross, and saxophonist…

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