100% made in Germany Warwick bass
This model in particular is the KATANA BOLT ON and it means a slight departure from the usual Warwick small body design. The larger body is preferred by many players as it allows for a cofortable forearm position. There is a deep cut in the body to allow for players who prefer to rest their arm on top of the bass. The good news is that all this is achieved while keeping the usual excellent access to the higher frets. Reaching the 24th fret is actually a breeze.
The neck is really solid and stable and it has the classic Warwick oil finish which makes it a joy to play. The wenge fingerboard is just perfect and is also a pleasure for your fingers.
Warwick's frets are made from the same material as German church bells so you can expect perfect sustain and resonance as well as extra life from them.
Sustain in this bass seems to be endless indeed. This is thanks to the great tailpiece/bridge combination which allows the strings to have the perfect break angle at the bridge. Of course you can adjust the bridge in all directions: overall and individual height, intonation, string spacing, etc.
Small details such as pickup height have been redisgned and improved using metal inserts for the screws in the body of the bass meaning you can set the correct pickup height effortlessly. Cool.
Of course there's a two way truss rod so you can tweak the neck yo suit your climate and/or playing style. The truss rod can be accessed easily.
Also electronics are easily serviced. No tool is needed to access the battery which by the way is found inside an ultra clean electronics area. Just use your fingernails fo open the rear electronics plate. Cool. Conductive paint is used thoughout and just the right amount of wire and top notch parts. We love it.
Warwick's trademark headstock is also ergonomic. All tuners are placed for the player to reach them easily. The adjustable nut (a classic feature from Warwick) is the final touch on a perfectly designed bass.
German made MEC electronics are used. The term here would be ultra quiet and effective. You get Volume, Balance, Bass and Treble. Of course you also get Passive mode by pulling the Volume pot.
Two German MEC Active Single coil pickups yield a clear and deep sound. The neck pickup is warm and beefy. The birdge pickup has a great attack but it is not too midrangey. Blending both pickups produces a slightly scooped modern sound that is just perfect for almost any style of music. These are noise free pickups so no need to worry in this case.
The Low B string in this bass is simply perfect. Loud, clear and in perfect harmony with the other 4 strings. This is something you don't find in all 5 string basses, by the way.
This instrument comes with a Premium Line RockBag gigbag plus all the tools you need to set up the bass as well as straplocks.
Warwick Katana BO Natural 5