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The Spector Headstock Streamer Thread

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

  1. NMBASS

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    ha ha ha!
    the piece of wood? ... legendary, 'the sound of wood!

    :( i lose my little piece of 'wenge' wood out of my pocket.
     
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    ... take care with the positioning of your battery. ... you are going to burn the 'diode' and other parts if you confound 'plus' and 'minus'!
     
  3. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    and here the currently highest serial known
    #316
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    thanks Voborn for sharing
     
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  5. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    cool

    thanks for posting

    However, I believe the Statement about the serial to be wrong! :)

    This is most likely one of the very last Streamers with a Spector Headstock.
    To me it looks as somebody used a leftover paddle headstock neck to build this bass in 1986.

    Reason:

    The contour of the neck at the body is like on newer models from 86 with the Warwick Headstock
    + the Hardware is already Warwick by Schaller (but it was introduced after January 86). In fact this is the only Spector Headstock Warwick
    I have ever seen with this hardware:)

    The serial would have been >320

    One other thing noticeable is that this bass does not have the licensed by spector on the truss rod cover and the
    electronics compartment which makes it very rare because normally all models above 200 something have this.
    In addtion the wood that was removed to have room for the electronics was not simply chiseled away
    like for streamers up to #300 it is exactly like on a 86 model.
    This instrument here seems to be a transition or 'use leftover neck' model and is very unique and even rarer than the rest here:)

    just my 2 cents
     
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  6. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I changed my mind about this statement:

    New Thesis: When building streamers on the basis of NS2 HP wanted to have some changes in the design (no exact copy)
    one of the changes was the thin and more contoured bodies. As soon as the licensed by spector had to be printed
    the bodies got NS2 like (thicker).
     
  8. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    some more pics before it leaves for a new home:)
     

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    #103 is now located in Hellsinki Finland... taking good care of it!
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Supporting Member

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    Hi Guys,
    I stumbled around this thread yesterday, and was wondering in which year my Streamer was made.
    So, I asked the guy who builded it. Mr. Wilfer said that it is from 1983, he can´t really say which month
    ´cause it´s got no serial.
    Just have a look, not really mint, but a wonderful player.
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    Robinson, That is truly an amazing piece of history! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your very early Streamer! Welcome to the forum!
     
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    never sell this one unless it's h.p. asking for it!!!
     
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    Sell it to me! i have always wanted a bass older than me, and being born in 83 its not gunna be easy with a wick!
     
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    Hi Robinson, that's a beautiful bass. I like the aged, darkened cherry wood.
     
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    +1
     
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    These basses where mad during 84 - 85
    Your bass has already the licensed by spector
    On truss rod cover etc so it should be an 85er
    There is no way to tell it exactly as these basses had neither month nor year
    In their serial the serials go fromm 001 to about 345
    have fun
     
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    Hi Folks,

    thanks for all the nice posts, sorry I am on tour, so there´s not much time.

    @schlobodan: I also was thinking, after some research, that my bass is from ´85, as you mentioned it´s got the "licensed by Spector" trussrod cover. I don´t know why H.P. Wilfer said it´s from ´83, that´s just the information I got.
    Maybe the black hardware is an indicator? Or was it just a variation of the more common golden hardware?

    Would be cool if you could write me your opinion.

    cheers
     
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    Aside from anything else your bass has a JAN not the earliest solid brass nut so that assists with dating (assuming it is not replaced).
     
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    Ready to be shipped :)
     
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