Jump to content
Left leaderboard

Recommended Posts

Didn't think this day would ever come, but here it is.
For sale is my Warwick Streamer stage 1 that was made in 1987. 
I bought it on this forum about 7 years ago, and it's been my number 1 gigging bass since then.
Probably played close to 300 gigs with it. 
For it's age, (over 30 years old!! ) its in really good condition.

Price drop because there is a bass i want. If it sells, it'll go back to starting price. £1400

But there are a couple of bad bits......
* There is some player wear above the pickup, where my thumb rests, and i guess where the previous owners thumb rested. 
*The pickups are original, and have worn back where the strings have hit them over time.
*There is also a tiny bit of damage to the back which i've tried to photograph.

But there is no neck crack. Which is a common theme on these basses. And the rest of it is in cracking nick. I've really looked after it.

The good bits.....
* It has a low , low action, and one of the smallest, thinnest profiled necks you'll ever play.
If you like to play a bass that has a bit of a chunkier neck, this is not the bass for you.
* It comes in at 40mm at the nut, 53mm at the 12th and 60mm at the 24th fret.
* The bass is light at 3.8kg on my digital scales. 3812g if you want precision.
Cherry body and 5 piece Cherry and Wenge through neck
* Original EMG pickups and Gold Hardwear
* The 4 controls are Vol, Bal, Bass and Treble. With those control options, and that pickup, you have a lot of tonal options under your fingertips. Which is one of the reasons i loved this bass. I never fiddled with the amp. I play in a wedding band and could go from dub reggae, to motown, to rock no problem. The Swiss army knife of basses!! 

Here are some pictures. Ive tried to include as many as possible. Any more you want let me know. Apologise that they are poor quality, i only have my phone to take the photos with.


1uML1H6.jpg
LRpJXGZ.jpg
26cQ0FL.jpg
OwumdQn.jpg
WJ4qs1K.jpg
sSadP9x.jpg
jRdPPzB.jpg
kdgRPxp.jpg
0fGgYu2.jpg
iZU1iAf.jpg
n7Xg6Kj.jpg


Its hard to get a good impression of the bass through photos, and for this reason i really would prefer the potential buyer to come and try it out.
I live in South Wales. You are welcome to bring your entire amp and speaker set up, or you can use mine.
I will post, but it will be up to the buyer to arrange courier, and it will be at their own risk. I will do everything i can to package it up safely, but i wont take responsibility for what happens after it has left my hands!!
Only trade i might potentially be interested in is a 2 band Stingray, preferably an older one.
Any questions, feel free to ask.
Thanks for looking

Edit to add the strings on it are old, because that's how i like them. So a new buyer might want to get a new set, if you like a bit of zing in your low end . OOOoooOoOoOhh

 

 

 

 

 


 

Edited by FuNkShUi
Change in price
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful bass and fair price.

AFAIK these necks that are mostly Wenge are immune to the cracks the other necks from this era suffered.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, dyerseve said:

Beautiful bass and fair price.

AFAIK these necks that are mostly Wenge are immune to the cracks the other necks from this era suffered.

Ah thanks, i didn't know that was the case.
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lovely! I have an early 1984 myself. Stunning basses.

What's the serial number?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Aero71 said:

Lovely! I have an early 1984 myself. Stunning basses.

What's the serial number?

I will have a look for you when i get home :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Serial number should be around 6xx or 7xx, I have one of its siblings, #67x, march ‘87. Great bass, light and fast, and the growl you can get with those active pickups by digging it’s just addictive. You can tell it’s not a massive production bass, too. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well Mr FuNkShUi, you thought you'd never see the day..... but I also thought I'd never see this day! :o
Having played this bass at a Bass Bash event in South Wales (a few years back) - I can confirm it's an absolute beauty to play
And that's coming from me, who doesn't normally get on with Warkwicks.....

The through neck construction, and the neck dimensions make this an absolute dream to play, I must say
EDIT: I wanted to really like Warwicks, so I tried a few, and owned one - but this one stood out from all the others...

I can also assure any potential buyers that this seller is an absolute gent, and most trustworthy BC member
GLWTS matey

Edited by Marc S
add useful information
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 31/10/2018 at 10:46, dan-horro said:

You have a really nice piece of wood, I have a '86 one and it's a joy to play. 

GLWTS mate.

Thanks Dan, it is a fantastic bit of craftmanship

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mate I've just noticed the nut, what's up with it? Seems as though it isnt fixed to the neck properly as it's hanging over the edge of the e string side. Also, the nut doesn't look like a Just a nut I - is that the original nut or a replacement?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, dyerseve said:

Mate I've just noticed the nut, what's up with it? Seems as though it isnt fixed to the neck properly as it's hanging over the edge of the e string side. Also, the nut doesn't look like a Just a nut I - is that the original nut or a replacement?

The early basses predate JAN and were solid brass as per this, dab of glue req'd.  ;)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeh this is original as far as im aware.
Hadnt noticed that, but as Warwickhunt says, easy enough fix.
Ill get it sorted :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Marcoelwray

This machine deserve a refin :D ! Suprinsigly, owning it doesn't tempt me as much as refinishing it, that is just weird.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Marcoelwray said:

This machine deserve a refin :D ! Suprinsigly, owning it doesn't tempt me as much as refinishing it, that is just weird.

Whatever floats your boat 😂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Marcoelwray
1 hour ago, FuNkShUi said:

Whatever floats your boat 😂

Wood, mainly. Sex with wood. Warwick's. Wax. Oil. Sex. Wood.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Marcoelwray
8 minutes ago, StuartB said:

He's from Belgium.

"Mini moi aimer le chocolat, Scotty n'aime pas" it's from Bruges... (Dr Evil)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



  • Similar Content

    • By tvickey
      I just put some D'Addario nylon tapewound strings on my Warwick Streamer.  I'd never tried any strings like these before and I normally play with roundwounds. 
      These are silky smooth to the touch... like playing with a silk glove on the hand.  Very warm and thumpy.  I tend to be a fast and heavy pick player, and was worried that I would simply tear them apart when I play, but they seem to be really robust. 
      However, the tapewounds are a lot more quiet than the roundwounds that I just took off... but I have a GK Legacy with 800 Watts and there is plenty of headroom... so I just turn up the volume.  It's a bit of an experiment, but I have to say that I'm quite pleased with these strings at the moment and they gave me a very good first impression.

    • By marcblum
      Warwick AL Bootsy Collins Spacebass
      Made in China
      Neck: Maple/Rosewood
      Body: Mahagony
      Electronics: vol, pan, active/passive, +/- bass/treble
      super sturdy flightcase (custom, ordered by pre-owner)
      according shoulder strap
      frets professionally reworked
      strap pin relocatd
      really lightweight instrument, easy to play,
      sits very well in totally different band contexts, changed the I think about mahagony body instruments
      punchy and well defined
      currently strung with Warwick Red Label
      new: 1229€
      pick up price: 1100€ incl. case (net after currency conversion and banking fees)
      shipping cost depends on destination
      no trades
      location: Aachen, Germany







    • By Stefbonte
      Hello, I decided to put up my D-bird for sale. I live in Belgium. I received it in april after a 15 month wait. I somehow do not get really connected with the bass and pick other ones I have in the house for playing, rehearsing and gigging. This bass is in a immaculate condition, included are two sets of Dingwall strings and a high quality bassbag (very sturdy) As everyone probably knows, this bass cannot be ordered anymore due to another company filling complaints everywhere. 
      Bass is passive, volume, 4 way PU selector, and tone. Included are as well the straplocks (sunk in holes on the back). Set for E-A-D-G strings. Can be used for B-E-A-D as well (nut needs adapted a bit for the bigger string gauge and a turn on the trussrod)
      If any questions, do not hesitate to shoot.
      I am not open for trading. I will buy a complementary Spector LT.






    • By big rob
      Claas Leviathan Custom 4. Handmade in Germany Info: https://claasguitars.com
      Body:Ash
      Neck and Fretboard: Flammed Maple.
      SeymoreDuncan Musicman and Jazz Pickup.
      Richter 3-Band EQ.
      The bass is in good condition and the frets are like new.
      The jazz pickup and preamp are modifications from the original bass.
      She may look from the future and has all the modern tones but can also do old school really well.
      Looking for £1600 £1250 , down from £1850 might consider other trades or partial trades (cash my way).
       









    • By big rob
      This is one awesome bass.
      So the story on this one, the previous owner found and purchased an unfinished nightingale with one pickup.
      He went to Bernier Goodfellow at GB basses and had the bass finished and a new old stock nightingale pickup fitted and an agular opb3 preamp fitted.
      This made sense as Bernie was a partner in the nightingale basses enterprise making these basses by hand.
      Then onto the paint shop for one of the best paint finishes i have ever seen, totally flawless.
      She is light with a fantastic sound and a really lovely snake wood fret board.
      To look at you would think she was made yesterday.
      This is one great bass but i always go back to my status series 3 as i am a creature of habit.
      Would consider trades or partial trades with cash my way, however cash is king.
       





×
×
  • Create New...