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Warwick Buzzard 4-String Bass Guitar

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The Buzzard was the brainchild of the late bass legend John Entwistle and Warwick founder Hans Peter Wilfer. The two originally collaborated on this ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Manufactured specifically for John Entwistle.

The Buzzard was the brainchild of the late bass legend John Entwistle and Warwick founder Hans Peter Wilfer. The two originally collaborated on this bass in 1985 when John asked for help to create a bass based on his unique ideas of how it should look and play. This specific instrument was made for John Entwistle to have as a spare for touring, but he died before it could be delivered.

The untamed body shape and neck-through design form a distinctive bass guitar that sounds as wild as its guise. It also features a killer pickup configuration. Two pairs of active MEC split-coil pickups provide ample tonal ranges and nearly infinite possibilities. Controlled by 2-band active MEC electronics, this bass is sure to play like butter in the hands of any player. It can handle the stresses of deep, thunderous growls yet can pick up the most gentle of nuances and deliver bright, crisp highs. Warwick's Buzzard is a fitting tribute to a truly inspirational bassist that Hans Peter and all of us will miss.

  • Made specifically for John Entwistle just before he died
  • Active MEC split-coil pickups
  • Active MEC 2-band EQ
  • Neck-thru construction

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Buzzard # 0054

By papted

from Chicago; Il

I have to own at least twenty basses; Dingwall prototype (first Z main bass I use) Assorted Fenders; Kramer's from the 80's; MusicMan; 12 string Hamer;Hofner;Gibson; Ampeg Standup. With that said I have to say that the neck thru Buzzard is its own animal. Truly the one and only Signature bass designed and played by the guy who truly had a concept of what he wanted and constantly improved the design until it was exactly what he wanted. Of course that would be a Status; this is one before that.Its hard to describe; the bass makes you think your at the fifth when really your playing the seventh; everything feels two steps up. This instrument is made to be played in the higher resisters. Also it has its own voice; not anybody's else; not a Fender; Zon; Tobias; Gibson anybody's sound. It sounds like Entwistle in the last concert at Albert Hall. Need that sound? Then buy this bass. It makes a statement when you pull it out and because of the way its made it makes you play differently. Built like a Tank. Although the Signature of Hans Peter is not clear coated over and will wash off in time if your not carefully when you polish the beast.Bottom line is its a real cool bass but at a high end cost; different than any other bass I got; made to be played differently than any other bass I have ever played (maybe a Michael Manring Zon would have the same effect only in a different Genre). Its designed so different its really hard to accurately describe; buy it and you be the judge!

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