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=The Warwick Streamer Club=

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by FunkyMan, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. PaulS

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    Jester what is this Satan chrome you speak of? Is it very evil???
     
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    Ooooooooooh yes, very.
     
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    Her she is.....before and after pics

    I think it looks pretty good!!

    Before

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    And after

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    RIP California U.S.A. Supporting Member

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    Yeah that was not to good of a pic I showed earlier.....it did look black in that pic. Which the Satin would have looked great if it was black....or it would have worked with brown to :)
     
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    Gold would look very interesting. Or some other more unusual tone.

    Bass-Machine Heads BM Light | Schaller

    Under "Versions" there's Sating and also Ruthenium and Vintage Copper for example. A bit of an escape from the Chrome-Black-Gold triad.
     
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    Here are my only current Wicks I have. Two 90's Streamer LXs. Love 'em!

    1997 on left is amber satin and the 1999 on right is honey violin satin. These are my main gigging basses.

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    Oh mein Gott and Oh la la. Also, reverse P. <3
     
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    Just counted backwards: that is my 11th Streamer! :eek:

    They come and go in a constant flow...

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    Nice, always loved the grains on SS2s. Will buy another one some day.
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    I KNOW WHERE MY STREAMER LX IS.

    That would be, here. Some pics:

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    It is a 2009 limited run Streamer LX with AAA flamed maple body. There is a mark over the P pickup that I'll be able to get rid of since I contacted HPW and the bass is natural finish and not honey violin as I initially thought. On pics with flash it looks better as the grain pops out but the looks do not represent an unstained finish. Oddly enough it looks more like honey violin in real life but it's just aged maple.

    The neck wood is ovangkol and the profile is somewhere between fat D and slim C. It is very comfortable but still substantial for a big tone, I just love it. The bass balances perfectly too as the body is heavy enough. Total weight is exactly 4kg. The fretwork is insane as the previous owner had it professionally leveled, luthier obviously did a great job.

    Tonally, ovangkol's complex mids blend beautifully with maple's sparkle to create a very nice timbre. I was afraid that ovangkol+maple could mean a bit of an "ugly" tone but that was not the case after all. I love the P/J combo and it is my first Wick with this pickup configuration. The reverse P is awesome, because of its top coil the bottom two strings get a bit of a ringing tone slightly reminiscent of a Thumb BO for example, very defined and punchy. Top two strings are fuller which is great, especially with a pick. P/J offers maximum flexibility for optimal pickup height adjustment.

    If I am not mistaken these basses are not made any more, meaning you can't find a maple Streamer (wood changed to Cherry on WPS models). I wouldn't change a thing on this bass, it's just epic.

    I'd like to thank @verb whose help with arranging shipping from the UK allowed me to purchase this fine instrument. Without him it wouldn't have been possible and I give him extra thanks because he offered to do it.
     
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    Ohh yes! Congrats!
     
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    Finally: congrats!!!

    Your first Streamer?
     
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    Thanks guys. It's my first 4-string Streamer (and first P/J Warwick). I 've had and still own 5-string Streamers.
     
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    Nice! Congratulations Yanni! She’s a beauty!
     
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    I waited quite some time for something special to appear. :)

    Thanks Rehan, you sure can understand me since you know the joys of Streamers well.
     
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    I am the happy owner of a 1988 Streamer. :)

    Anegre body, Wenge/Anegre neck, bartolini pickups, MEC preamp, all original parts.


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    After a bit of sanding and some beeswax, she recovered some nice colors. [​IMG]

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    Still tempted to put some MECs or EMGs or...

    As for the sound, despite the "warm" bartolinis, she does growl. :)

    Incidentally, I also had purchased a (new) 2011 Korean Pro Series Starbass a couple of months ago...

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    Finally, a little question - I think I remember reading something in this forum related to the action of this switch in the preamp, but couldn't find the explanation again... does anyone know? Many thanks in advance!

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    That is a trim pot. It regulates the gain from the pickups to your pre-amp. Setting it too high will result in a saturated, somewhat distorted sound. You can use this to adjust the maximum output level of your bass.

    Oh and welcome to the forum!
     
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    Cool, thanks :)
     
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