Warwick Pro Series Star Bass, black, MIK 2011 approx. This is a very, very cool bass. The first take on the Pro Series was made in Korea, and was Warwick's first take at making a pro-quality instrument outside their home in Germany. They were widely hailed as brilliant instruments: excellent build quality, well designed, simple and clean aesthetic... all class. There's some classically Wwarwick features like a wenge fretboard, adjustable nut, angles tuners and brass frets, but this is obviously quite a departure from their better-known Thumb and Corvette models. It's a comfy player; the neck is chunky but sensible and it's all nicely weighted and balanced, and the hollow body really lets you feel the notes ringing around when it's in your hands. The real magic is in the tone: it's got a thick, saucy growl with a huge low end and an airy, open midrange with a heap of harmonic complexity. There's a lot to love here, this is a top notch rock and roll bass with a heap of mojo.
Model: Warwick Pro Series Star Bass 4FR
Made: Korea, 2011 approx (serial WPS B-000011-11)
Finish: gloss black
Body: laminate maple with centre block
Weight: 4.8kg approx
Neck: maple with wenge board, brass frets, 12" radius, 34" scale
Pickups: MEC passive single coils
Case: deluxe Epiphone hard case, excellent condition, original docs included
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. Neck is pretty clean. The back has some very light dimples and scratches, they're barely noticeable. The sides are pretty clean, just a couple of dimples near the rear strap pin. The front has some minor scratches from play, that's about it. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some minor wear but are looking great, 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.