Warwick Factory: Birth of a Thumb

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Warwick hand selects all the wood that goes into making their Warwick and Custom Shop Basses. After going through a minimum 3 year natural drying process, th…
Warwick Rusty Custom.

Reader Comments

i love it!!! great job

Written By Frank Alpízar on April 3rd, 2014 @ 7:33 am

I’m flagging this for pornographic content.

Written By 01056692 on April 3rd, 2014 @ 8:05 am

This is sad … talent bilders are not necessary anymore … 

Written By Emerson Santos on April 3rd, 2014 @ 9:04 am

What’s the point of a 5 axis router in this case? All I saw was straight
cuts a 3 axis could’ve handled perfectly

Written By Pypamid on April 3rd, 2014 @ 9:38 am

Interesting, but soulless. The machine will never replace the warmth hands
of the master.

Written By Serg NAzaR on April 3rd, 2014 @ 9:41 am


Written By ElJustus on April 3rd, 2014 @ 9:52 am

I want a machine like that at my house!!

Written By ssdtrain1 on April 3rd, 2014 @ 10:01 am


Written By Michael Mittner on April 3rd, 2014 @ 10:10 am

The best basses. Just awesome.

Written By bassist12345 on April 3rd, 2014 @ 10:53 am

I want that machine!

Written By zepp3lin on April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:35 am

Great basses for studio but the neck dive and weight makes these basses a
very difficult choice for live performances. Hell the weight wouldn’t be an
issue if not the for the neck dive. Having to hold up the neck while
playing gets old real quick.

Written By Grey Fox on April 3rd, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

Did you see the precision that was taking place on that body? When it’s
done that well on a very fine piece of tone wood it’s fine with me. All
“handmade” does is add bucks to the retail price. I’ve been playing a
Corvette Standard for years. I’m sure made very much in the same way & it’s
been a wonderful bass, & I know what I’m doin’. Peace!

Written By Gary Oldroyd on April 3rd, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

man I wish I could make my own basses on a cnc router like that! betya its
impossible to get that design!

Written By cookinwithoutlooking on April 3rd, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

Thise music is nice stuff Can anyone tell me which musician makes similar
music ? thanks

Written By Friedrich Schiller on April 3rd, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

Here come the curves 1:43!!!!

Written By רון ברזילי on April 3rd, 2014 @ 2:29 pm

Just got one of these beauties. 1995 model. What a stunning sounding
instrument.. punch like no other. Not the most physically ‘comfortable’
instrument I’ve owned, but it’s more than worth it, I believe its ok to
have to work a little to get what you want with an instrument, its a
compromise..like a relationship with it. Fantastic video!

Written By 1BassJohn on April 3rd, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

@TheSmooshster i own a sandberg from germany..and it smashes a warwick into
the ground. and it costs 1600€ for a custom made and handmade bass.. so..
yeah.. warwick is not the only bass manufacture from germany..

Written By Tobin S on April 3rd, 2014 @ 4:11 pm

Scroll back up and watch the video!!!!!

Written By Tate Anderson on April 3rd, 2014 @ 5:04 pm

What happend.?

Written By dexter12322222222222 on April 3rd, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

Use of CNC is no less handmade than complaining that a motor was spinning
the blade of a tablesaw rather than it being cranked by hand. It’s all a
matter of degrees :-)

Written By Carl Maltby on April 3rd, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

Wow, that was a great watch, there’s a reason I play Warwicks and I think I
just found out why. I’m going to sell my streamer stage 2 and get a thumb.

Written By StarWarsSuicide on April 3rd, 2014 @ 5:12 pm


Written By bassistwd on April 3rd, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

the piece of wood was thick enough to make two of these

Written By kuliwuli on April 3rd, 2014 @ 6:39 pm

Hey Mr Warwick i would like to get a custom bass done by you guy’s but i’m
in the uk can’t find out the price or who to contact? Please help :)

Written By Lance Mullin on April 3rd, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

lol. smashes a warwick into the ground? lol. no.

Written By secretsaltshake on April 3rd, 2014 @ 7:41 pm
Written By Qootaz on April 3rd, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

And to think that Rob and his nonpareil talent are wasted on “Enter

Written By BeforeIPineAway on April 3rd, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

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