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£875 Shipped - Warwick Streamer Stage 1 - 1992 - Repair By Wilkes Guitars !!!!
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Up for sale is my Warwick Streamer Stage 1 from 1992 - £875 Shipped Mainland UK, though given the below I'd prefer a buyer to view the instrument.
 
****Update 24th October Luthier Update*****
A previous owner has contacted me to say that the bass was professionally repaired by Dougie  Wilkes Of Wilkes Guitars.
The bass had a knock that caused the crack.  The headstock was not detached.
The age of this repair is approx 4 years ago.
 
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All flame maple body and neck (I believe), wenge fingerboard.  Very little fretwear indeed.
 
The stock electrics have been changed to EMG pickups complete with EMG pots and wiring (and knobs!).
 
The bass is quite light at 3.62kg on digital kitchens scales, that just under 8lb!
 
There are a few scars on the body and a little wear over the P pickup as shown in the photos but overall in pretty decent shape for a 28 year old bass.
 
Now then - Full disclosure, the bass at some point in its life suffered the almost legendary for some Warwicks of this era - a neck / lacquer split / crack at the headstock end.  
Please see photos, I am more than happy to provide any more information and photos are requested.  
I've taken many photos of the neck and below I've attached the best ones.
 
I, of course, realise this may put off many a potential buyer.
 
I'd describe this crack as minor, I hope that my feedback and reputation on here gives some comfort to any potential buyer.
I'd say it has had a crack but never completely broke off completely as the crack  doesn't extend along the full width of the neck as far as I can see.
The neck is functionally fine and the truss is sound and adjustable.
Also, note that the truss rods are easily user replaceable in these early non volute Warwicks.
In my opinion there is no ongoing issues whatsoever with this now or with any repair that was historically made.
This is not something that negatively influences  the playability whatsoever in my view - the bass is well set up and tweaking the relief  action and truss rod to suit is not a problem - I've adjusted it many times.
 

 

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Beautiful bass! I had a similar refinished 1990 Streamer S1, it was amazing. If I had the cash  etc etc! 😁

Fantastic price, from a long standing seller, buy with confidence.

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Wow, I like this one. Cool looking bass. I just reminds me of another bass I just posted about 😎

GLWTS 👍

 

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50 minutes ago, lee650 said:

Beautiful bass! I had a similar refinished 1990 Streamer S1, it was amazing.

I know it came back to me but I let it go again... wouldn't mind it back mind!  :)  

GLWTS  ;)

 

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14 hours ago, warwickhunt said:

I know it came back to me but I let it go again... wouldn't mind it back mind!  :)  

GLWTS  ;)

 

Poor bass has been around a bit, was in my stable too...

They're lovely basses, though.  Love the wenge stringer Streamers.

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I have an '84 Streamer, also with a crack in the neck (the head actually completely sheered off at some point). As long as correctly fixed, this very common problem has ZERO impact on playability or neck stability.

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I used to have one of these from around the same period that was also really light,  and I was always surprised when I saw 9, 9 1/2 lb weights for Streamers as I initially assumed they’d all be like mine.
 

GLWS!

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On 29/04/2020 at 08:53, bagsieblue said:
Up for sale is my Warwick Streamer Stage 1 from 1992 - £899 shipped Mainland UK.
 
All flame maple body and neck (I believe), wenge fingerboard.  Very little freatwear indeed.
 
The stock electrics have been changed to EMG pickups complete with EMG pots and wiring (and knobs!).
 
The bass is quite light at 3.62kg on digital kitchens scales, that just under 8lb!
 
There are a few scars on the body and a little wear over the P pickup as shown in the photos but overall in pretty decent shape for a 28 year old bass.
 
Now then - Full disclosure, the bass at some point in its life suffered the almost legendary for some Warwicks of this era - a neck / lacquer split / crack at the headstock end.  
Please see photos, I am more than happy to provide any more information and photos are requested.  
I've taken many photos of the neck and below I've attached the best ones.
 
I, of course, realise this may put off many a potential buyer.
 
I'd describe this crack as minor, I hope that my feedback and reputation on here gives some comfort to any potential buyer.
I'd say it has had a crack but never completely broke off completely as the crack  doesn't extend along the full width of the neck as far as I can see.
The neck is functionally fine and the truss is sound and adjustable.
Also, note that the truss rods are easily user replaceable in these early non volute Warwicks.
In my opinion there is no ongoing issues whatsoever with this now or with any repair that was historically made.
This is not something that negatively influences  the playability whatsoever in my view - the bass is well set up and tweaking the relief  action and truss rod to suit is not a problem - I've adjusted it many times.
 

 

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Really beautiful ! 

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Probably me being dim, but has it actually had a repair, or is it unknown at this point? 

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11 minutes ago, 4000 said:

Probably me being dim, but has it actually had a repair, or is it unknown at this point? 

I'd have to say unknown as I bought it like this.  

My opinion:

 - There has been a split / crack and been repaired.  

 - I dont think the headstock has completely sheared off as I cannot see that the crack or and witness marks extend across the full width of the neck.

 - Its a little hard to see in the photos, the crack looks to originate from close to the screw for the tuning peg on one of the laminates, runs down and back up in a U/V shape then ends close to the other laminate.

 - I'd say its had a split, a 'flap' lifted upwards and been glued back into place.

Thats my honest opinion of it.

...think I'm going to have to withdraw it and have a crack at selling something else.

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It’s a lovely bass. I would imagine that if it hadn’t been repaired it would move pretty easily, so be fairly obvious.

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8 hours ago, bagsieblue said:

...think I'm going to have to withdraw it and have a crack at selling something else.

*snigger*

Its a tough one this. I’m not sure what repair could have been done that would be so clean as to not require a refinish or at least leave behind something. I’ve had two streamers with identical cracks and both have had notable repairs, ie you can feel it under the hand.  Stable as you like.  It’s the usual truss rod crack that plagued so many Warwicks before they introduced the volute.  
 

Perhaps having a luthier Check the Bass out and give his opinion may reassure a buyer? must admit to being tempted myself, hard to ignore any NT Warwick that’s under a grand!

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Well I’ve seen Martin Petersen do pretty much invisible repairs before, and this isn’t invisible. May indeed be worth checking with a luthier though, just for reassurance.

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5 hours ago, Kev said:

 

Perhaps having a luthier Check the Bass out and give his opinion may reassure a buyer? must admit to being tempted myself, hard to ignore any NT Warwick that’s under a grand!

Yeah, especially when you’ve just spent a day listening to early Stu Zender. 😁

I have it on good authority that one of the problems with the earlier Warwicks was the truss rod was too near the back of the neck.

 

Just out of interest, how do the EMGs sound compared to the MECs? Don’t think I’ve ever played a Streamer S1 - bar the early cherry/wenge ones - with EMGs in it. 

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1 hour ago, 4000 said:

Yeah, especially when you’ve just spent a day listening to early Stu Zender. 😁

I have it on good authority that one of the problems with the earlier Warwicks was the truss rod was too near the back of the neck.

 

Just out of interest, how do the EMGs sound compared to the MECs? Don’t think I’ve ever played a Streamer S1 - bar the early cherry/wenge ones - with EMGs in it. 

EMGs - More rounded and articulate to my ears.

I can do a deal on including a set of MECs and a EMG solderless module for ease of swapping pickups  if any buyer wanted.

 

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I've now had this looked at - in person - with a local luthier.

Their opinion is that it has had a knock - most likely on the tuning peg itself as that is where the fracture originates from -  and fractured.  We are fairly sure that the headstock has not been completely detached.

 

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