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The Spector Headstock Streamer Thread

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by schlobodan, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    The cherry of your bass has a wonderfull grain

    I think I have to do that as well:)

    How long did it take you?
     
  2. !Khwe

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    A friend of mine did it, so I don't know how long.. He has done that multiple times on different warwicks.
    The whole process will last about 2 weeks cause now it has an oil finish and it takes some time to do it properly. It also has to stay untouched for some time till it "soaks in".
    It's really a pleasure watching old warwicks come back to life, they look like they just got out of factory :D
     
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  3. !Khwe

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    Does anybody know what pickups and electronics were used in 84? And a picture of electronics would be helpful.
     
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    I've refinished !Khwe Streamer. And it really has the most beautifull cherry grain that I've
    seen. Mine from '87 was a totally different beast, equally beautifull 'thou quite oposite in
    grain structure.
     
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  5. Goran

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    So here is how I've done it a lot of times:

    1) I took out all major dents, dings and sctraches with soldering iron and
    a fine, wet, soft cloth.
    2) 60,100,200,400,600 grit sanding paper was used on the body.
    3)
    I've releveled and recrowned frets and I've cleaned the fretboard.
    4) Neck was in good shape with no major dents, dings or scraches so
    I've used only 400,600 grit sanding paper to maintain the same
    profile and the thickness of the neck.
    5) I've cleaned the hardware.
    6) Whole bass was redone with 800 and 1000 grit sanding paper
    7) Bass was refinished with 7 layers of boiled lineseed oil and 5 layers
    of warwick bee wax in this order:

    8) First layer of boiled lineseed oil was applied and bass was left for
    30 minutes to soak the oil. After that the "extent was removed" with
    a fine, soft cloth. After 12 hour I've repeated the whole process.
    9) Third layer of oil was applied and left for 30 minutes. The bass was
    buffed with fine, soft cloth. 12 hours later I've buffed the whole bass
    with 2000, 3000 and 4000 grit "sanding" paper. Warwick beewax was
    applied and the bass was left for 12 hours.
    10) The whole process was repeated several times till I had 7 layers of oil
    and 5 layers of warwick beewax.
    11) So the bass is now finished with oil/wax satin finish and doesn't require
    standard warwick wax maintnance. After playing standard soft, cloth is
    going to be more than enough.

    Cheers!
     
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  6. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    cool - thanks for sharing
     
  7. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    PUs where EMGs

    The electronics where handsoldered I will post a pic asap - the eq did not fit in the comartment
    and therefore they chiseled a little wood away - this is the same for all these basses:)

    When I saw this at my first one I thought this was done to the bass aftermarket:)
     
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  8. !Khwe

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    Hah! That means mine might be original :) That chipped part of wood bothered me.
    So the original electronics were BEC?
    Anyway here is what mine looks like http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/8421/dsc04039k.jpg
     
  9. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I do not know what you mean with BEC here - but the guys who founded MEC did the EQ I believe (Hansal).

    And your's is original:)

    on earlier models there where just different pots.

    When I find the time I will post pics of the electronics of all my paddels:)
     
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    You're welcome!
     
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    Florin can you please conntact the HQ and clarify us this.
    I'm very intrigued about this!
     
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    I don't even want to think of what I would do to get my hands on this bass :|
     
  13. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    he sold it again:)
     
  14. Florin

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    What do you need to be clarified?

    Mr Vlado Hansal worked with Framus before, then he started working with Warwick. He founded then MEC company, and the name of the preamps were BEC II (2 band) and BEC III (3 band) But he always did the electronics for Warwick, except the "special" orders.
     
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    No!
    maybe you can see: 'Emg US H84' (at the backside) - this electronic are build from hansal between 1983 and ca. 1985.
    MEC was foundet in 1986! The 'Spector' headstock-bass died earlier.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The piece of the wood was really unprofessionaly removed!
    I wanted for you to clarify us that that was really the way how they
    were fitting electronics in to the basses at that time. I just
    can't believe that 'coz there are many ways to fit that electronic
    board in electronic compartment and not to ruin the "integrity"
    of the bass while doing it.
     
  17. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    :)

    believe me - I own 4 of them (all the same:)

    What can Warwick say:) --> Well all we had was a chisel:))
     
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    Yeah, I said to myself: "If anyone knows that probably should be Schlobodan 'coz I don't know anyone who had more vintage streamers then he had." :)
     
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    ...and here is mine:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice thread,thanks Schlobodan!
     
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