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Warwick LWA 1000 bass amp and Triumph Upright bass are MIPA nominees

At Winter NAMM show 2013, Framus Guitars and Warwick Basses launched many new products. Although the company won't be exhibiting at Musikmesse Frankfurt 2013, the Warwick LWA 1000 light-weight bass amplifier and the Warwick Triumph Upright Bass both have been nominated for a prestigious Musikmesse International Press Award 2013. The amplifier was again nominated for a MIPA in 2014 and actually won in its category.

Framus Guitars

Framus teamed up with 'Accept' founding member Wolf Hoffmann and developed a new signature model “Made in Germany” for 2013. The heavy metal guitar player worked with Framus Custom Shop to create an instrument exactly matching his requirements.
Framus has upgraded its Panthera to eight string, Made in Germany. The carved top body of the eight string Panthera is made of mahogony, Additionally stabilising the neck, the maple structure is laminated with Santos rosewood stripes. The sound of this “deep-tone“ guitar is transduced by two active Seymour Duncan pickups.
A modern rendition of the Framus Jan Akkerman guitar, which was a signature model by the acknowledged Dutch guitar player built in the mid-1970s at the Framus factory in Bubenreuth/Germany, is revamped launching the 2013 model AK 1974 S. Combining a hollow body with a mahogany neck-through-design, the new AK 1974 S provides perfect playability up to the second octave.
Framus AK 1974 S
Framus AK 1974 S
The Diablo is a classic from the Framus factory. For 2013 this model range gets an upgrade: a Framus Custom Shop model with 24 frets is also available.
The 5/168 Golden Strato de Luxe is a new model from the Framus Vintage range, made in Asia. It is based on a classic model from the 1960s, when Framus guitars were made in Bubenreuth/Germany. It features a slab body made of Mahogany with a bolt-on maple neck and a bound rosewood fingerboard,

Warwick Basses

Combining features of the past with modern precision, the popular Warwick Streamer Series is expanding with new model Streamer CV (Classic Vintage).
As anticipated, Warwick offers another very special new limited bass model at NAMM. The Thumb BO Limited 2013 is crafted from gorgeous, FSC certified woods, and deigned to provide cutting-edge features and perfect playability. The bass is available as 4- or 5-string model, fretted or fretless. A left-handed model is also available.
The popular Warwick Star Bass is available as a RockBass version Made in China, shipped after having passed a quality check on site by German staff.
Available as RockBass model in Solid Black Satin and Metallic Red High Polish, the Warwick Triumph Upright Bass is made in Markneukirchen, Germany according to the original Framus designs of the early 1950s.
On the occasion of its 30th anniversary in 2012, Warwick received a special present from one of its distributors: a bass withe a Warwick-W shaped body. Inspired by this idea, Warwick releases the RockBass W-bass which is only available as four string model, right handed, and iwith a Solid Black Satin finish.
2012 Warwick introduced the RockBass Corvette short and medium scale model range, which is more comfortable for beginners or bassplayers with small hands who prefer a shorter scale length. Back in 2012, these models were only available with four strings. 2013 the RockBass Corvette Medium Scale 5-string is released.
RockBass Corvette 5-string
Warwick RockBass Corvette 5-string

Warwick Amplification

Lightweight Bass Amps have become increasingly popular over recent years - they're very practical to carry around, but sometimes sound is an issue. Warwick has taken time and effort to properly develop its entry into this field: the LWA 1000 delivers thousand Watts into 4 Ohms (500 W into 8 Ohms) but weighs in at only 6lb (2.8 kg).
The latest addition to the Warwick BC series of combo amps, the Warwick BC 10, has been developed by popular demand. Featuring the same super EQ and punchy sound as the BC20, the BC 10 was designed to be just as noise free and transparent, but in a smaller convenient package for even more flexibility.
The Warwick W CA 810 8x10 speaker comes in a new version featuring a solid birch ply construction with Warwick's custom 10” drivers and fabulous bullet horn.
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