I am selling my Warwick Dolpin Pro II as I am just not using this, plus my wife has been made redundant.
This historic bass deserves someone else to play it as it's great! There's very few of these around, from what I can tell. Very few in the UK anyway.
The story behind these basses is that they were made by Warwick in Germany when Warwick was still small (before 2000). Warwick was too small to make them in great quantities so subcontracted to another company, which made items with bad necks and was selling these "out the back door" and thereby giving Warwick a bad name. So they eventually shut them down and moved production to Japan. This is one of the few that actually came from Germany, from what I can tell - 300 originally made I think?
Unlike post-2000 Warwicks, this has a fairly thin neck. It has Just-A-Nut I on it (brass) where each string has an adjustable saddle to sit in on the nut. This is from 1990 so a super early one. Someone has done a bit of mix-and-match with the colour of the knobs (gold/black), tuners and bridge but I think it looks alright.
Although the labelling has worn off the pickups, this has MEC pickups in it and a two-band EQ. Unlike some others, this DOES NOT have a passive toggle on the volume control so is active only all the time (9v battery at the back).
This looks to have been bashed around before I owned it (perhaps it fell off a stand due to its awkward shape) so has spots of damage on the edge and a ding on the body that someone has filled. I've tried to photograph these as best I can, but it is nearly 30 years old, remember.
Pictures and a demo video are available here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BNQtEDbgzp42jifoiISAjXjr3M3pUwrp
Any questions please ask. I am just outside Worcester, Worcestershire and would prefer not to ship this as I have no case for it (didn't go outside the house) and I have no cardboard to package it. I am happy to drive up/down the M5 a bit if this helps you for travel purposes.
If you feel this is priced too high, please make an offer.
Cash or Bank Transfer please, ideally bank transfer when we meet.
POLITE NOTICE: I've had timewasters on other sites like Gumtree and those that think this bass should be 20p or free due to it not being a Streamer / Fodera / a thru-neck / not made of titanium / more than they want to pay. I've had quite a few daft requests and people believing I should be giving this away because it doesn't quite fit with their hazy dream of an ideal bass, eg. it's not a thru-neck... I've had people not show up when they said they'd buy it and all sorts of clowns and jokers. Let's leave them at the circus!
Warwick Streamer LX bolt-on - 1997
That time of the decade for me to have a clear out.
Solid 2 piece centre jointed Maple body with wenge neck and wenge fingerboard. Body is in fair condition for 23 years old; a few scrapes, light rash and dings but nothing structural at all, all cosmetic. Not a baseball bat neck, in fact quite slim with a headstock volute for strength. Hardware has minimal tarnishing from 23 years of use. Just over 9lb 2oz in weight.
MEC pups and pre, all original inc brass JAN I nut (none of those silly plastic jobbies here). No neck break, no truss rod faults, no electrical issues.
Comes with a Warwick gigbag
Extras - can swap gigbag to a Generic hard case for £20 extra or a Hiscox case for £40.
I 'really' didn't think I'd ever part with this or be without a Thunderfunk (used them for almost 10 years) but I now use one of those new fangled full valve amps from Poland, so this needs to go to a new home. Comes complete with a shallow Boschma flightcase; please note that this has a slide out perspex cover which I've modified to fir over the DI output pot and as such I've removed the rubber knob. If you want to you could cut a wider slot in the perspex to accommodate the knob being fitted... I haven't bothered. This is not a heavy amp for what it is and does, easy one handed lift. Don't need any amps or cabs but vintage Warwick are always tempting!
Thunderfunk Bass Amps are the direct descendants of the amp that Jaco Pastorius loved, the legendary AMP BH-420, improved, and handmade in the U.S.A. by Dave Funk. Quieter than other amps, with TWO great sounding DI's, it's perfect for Studio or TV use.
The Thunderfunk's tone is achieved by using high quality film caps in the preamp's signal chain... just like a high quality mixing board. Twenty-five times more expensive than electrolytics used in other amps, film cap's tighter tolerances maintain phase coherence through the amp, producing a focused punch unlike any other amp. Add two to three times the filter caps of other amps, you get a round, focused bottom that doesn't roll around the stage but instead projects into the room.
Dynamic range is a function of power, transient response, and quiet. Thunderfunk purposely doesn't use toroid transformers as they've found they don't sound as good as the old-fashioned "EI" iron. And to reduce hum, they add a "hum-bucking" wire across the transformer to inject hum into the preamp's ground cancelling the radiated hum achieving an amp quieter than an equivalent toroid powered amp. With their unique "SS/Tube Switch" you'll be able to choose from a super clean solid-state tone for slap and double bass playing, to a gutty, warm, tube-tone for all the rest.
750-watts RMS into 4 Ohms
"The Switch" with indicator LEDs
New Mute Switch with indicator LED
4-Band Parametric Equalizer
Headphone Jack/Line Out
New Pre-EQ Balanced DI Output
Post-EQ Balanced Output w/Level Control
Ground Lift Switch for both XLR's Out
40,800uF Supply Filter for Deep Response and Increased Mids Clarity
AC Signal Coupled to Reduce Input Pops
Pre-EQ Effects Loop
Post-EQ Effects Loop
Jacks by Switchcraft and ADC (of Minnesota)
2-1/4 in. speaker outputs
2-Speakon outputs +1/-1
Weighs only 17 pounds
Time Delayed Turn On
Quiet AC Power Switching
Quiet and reliable
Auto-Fan with Backlite!
For sale here is my Warwick Triumph Lite (Rockbass). It's hardly used but does have a couple of dings which I've included in the photographs. Comes with the body attachments.
Looking for £700 (oto) or maybe willing to trade for a similar value Yamaha BB2004 or similar