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The Spector Headstock Streamer Thread

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

  1. Hardy

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    Many thanks to DemBoneZ for kicking #200 down the road to me. Legend!

    It’s in pretty good condition, few scratches on the body nothing worth a refinish, the obligatory headstock repair but it’s quite well done, almost not visible. It started life as a fretted but has since been defretted and slots filled with a light material and it’s a good job. It appears the entire fretboard which is a lovely dark ebony has been flattened, it’s a completely flat fret board. I don’t believe this is normal so any input as to the standard radius would be appreciated. I suspect the clean fret slot filling is due to taking down the radius.

    Pics to come but it plays damn well, first song I learned on it (I’m new to fretless) was “Wherever I lay my hat”, now I need a chorus pedal!

    Oh and I managed to track down some history, at some point it was living in Ireland.
     
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    Some pics, not mine yet still have to crack it open. Non original truss rod cover or nut, but everything else is spot on except for some missing frets. One strange thing the preamp has no centre detente, so it’s hard to find the pickup balance and EQ centres. I assume it’s vol/bal and not vol/vol?
     

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    And some more including a side on shot so you can see how anorexic looking this thing is. Sounds super fat though! Haven’t had a chance to try except through a Phil jones bighead but it’s awesome. The weekend and thunderous slightly out of tune bass goodness awaits.
     

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    Anyone know what the original fretboard radius would have been? Warwick’s are usually around 20” or so right? This ones so flat it feels concave!
     
  6. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    regular thing until late 85
     
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    So slim, insane!
     
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    Picked it up again this morning for new photos, super light!!

    Headstock face and crack repair, looks like it was a partial break as it’s from the middle to one side. The truss rod cover should be easy to replace from the Warwick web store, the brass nut I’m thinking a JAN I which seems like it could go much lower than a JAN III, which might be needed for the reduced fretboard material, and plus it looks more old school to fit the bass, even though the original was a carved solid brass nut.
     

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    You can see the cutout to fit the preamp which seems common going through the rest of this thread. One of the screws was not a brass threaded insert and had been replaced with a wood screw. How common! I doubt I could track down a new brass insert, sad face.
     

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    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    the trussrod cover is larger than on non spector headstocks and is not available from the web shop. Regarding the inserts they might be. When I was asking they sent me some for free and hpw wanted to add them tonthe web shop offer.
     
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    So this isn’t going to fit?
    WARWICK Original Trussrodcover 1985-1995 "Streamer Bass" incl. 3 screws

    I did happen to find the inserts too! I think.
    WARWICK Threaded insert / dowel for anchoring old electronic compartment covers & straplocks (pre-1998)


     
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    here some pics
     

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    Any front of the body shots?
     
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    2nd set
     

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    Yeah, that is indeed an unusual depression near the base of the neck. Beauty though! Good luck with the possible purchase :)
     
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