The original Star Bass original was released by the German brand Framus back in 1954. The idea was to produce a thinline bass that would be easy to play for guitar players so it featured a short scale neck. The sound and style was quite similar to the guitars produced in the 50's. When Framus owner's son Hans Peter Wilfer founded Warwick Basses in 1984 he designed some cool new models that are considered as one of the best "modern basses". However, Hans Peter always wanted to update the original Star Bass so he designed the Star Bass II that actually takes a lot of features and specs from the original model but is made at the same factory in Markneukirchen, Germany, where the rest of Warwick basses are made. This means that wood selection, build up quality, hardware and electronics are all top notch.
About the biggest difference with the Framus bass is scale. Despite being easy to play, short scale basses usually fall short when it comes to low end punch and note definition so the Star Bass II features a traditional 34" scale.
Pickups are MEC large Single Coil units (similar concept to a guitar P90 pickup). Passive electronics are used, of course. You get two Volume and two Tone pots plus a 3 way pickup selector switch.
This is also Warwick's only 21 fret neck bass. This allows for correct pickup location.
With the stock roundwound strings the sound from the neck pickup is warm while the bridge pickup is almost the opposite. Blending both pickups produces a somewhat hollow type of sound that can be used in just about any style of music. When you order this bass from us you can choose flatwound strings (no extra cost) and we really believe that these strings really make this bass sing.
This is the 4 String model and it features a beautiful flamed maple top in matt finish.
Add a really impressive discount and you have an irresistible offer. Just one unit available with this price tag.
Warwick Star Bass II Maple