=The Warwick Streamer Club=

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New addition to my 90s Wicks : a sexy 5 strings LX in honey polish.
I’m halfway in the refreshing work, waiting to fulfill the integral hardware replacement from the oxydyzed gold parts to a full chrome setup. Tuners are Graphtec’s Ratio (love them) and I put on a JAN3. I’m waiting for the bridge, tailpiece and knobs and she’ll be perfect.
What a growly mean machine ! And this wenge stick is to die for, straight as an arrow after 26 playing years, just like the other four.
 
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New addition to my 90s Wicks : a sexy 5 strings LX in honey polish.
I’m halfway in the refreshing work, waiting to fulfill the integral hardware replacement from the oxydyzed gold parts to a full chrome setup. Tuners are Graphtec’s Ratio (love them) and I put on a JAN3. I’m waiting for the bridge, tailpiece and knobs and she’ll be perfect.
What a growly mean machine ! And this wenge stick is to die for, straight as an arrow after 26 playing years, just like the other four.
How are you liking the EMG's in the Fortress?
 
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Well… I don’t, not that ones.
The passive GZR-PJ are too middy sounding for the Fortress‘s pickups placement (way closer to the bridge than your average P-Bass).
I quickly switched to a PJ-X kit. Much better sound, full, deep and bright, perfectly matched with the BTC Control.

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You can hear my four 90s, in this order :
  • Streamer LX 97, stock MEC, eq bypass, new Pro Steels
  • Thumb BO 95, sock MEC, eq bypass, new Pro Steels
  • Fortress 94, EMG GZR + BTC (flat), fresh EB Slinkies
  • Corvette 97, EMG J-A, passive controls maxed (flat), fresh EB slinkies
  • Thumb NT fretless 97, stock MEC, slight mid-boost and trebble-cut, fresh Pro Steels

 
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You can hear my four 90s, in this order :
  • Streamer LX 97, stock MEC, eq bypass, new Pro Steels
  • Thumb BO 95, sock MEC, eq bypass, new Pro Steels
  • Fortress 94, EMG GZR + BTC (flat), fresh EB Slinkies
  • Corvette 97, EMG J-A, passive controls maxed (flat), fresh EB slinkies
  • Thumb NT fretless 97, stock MEC, slight mid-boost and trebble-cut, fresh Pro Steels

Sound great. Amazing playing too!
 
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You can hear my four 90s, in this order :
  • Streamer LX 97, stock MEC, eq bypass, new Pro Steels
  • Thumb BO 95, sock MEC, eq bypass, new Pro Steels
  • Fortress 94, EMG GZR + BTC (flat), fresh EB Slinkies
  • Corvette 97, EMG J-A, passive controls maxed (flat), fresh EB slinkies
  • Thumb NT fretless 97, stock MEC, slight mid-boost and trebble-cut, fresh Pro Steels

There's just something about Wicks from the 90s. The ingredients just seem to work. I can hands-down say that my 97 LX is the best sounding bass I've owned for both live work and recording. Never lets me down.
 
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Used my trusty '97 Streamer LX for some live recordings at a recent practice session for our new post-punk synthwave band 'Preventer'. It's all original material we write and play:
 
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Sound battle between my 97 Streamer LX5 and my early 95 Thumb BO (walnut/wenge).
Same strings (ProSteels), bypassed eq, finger play than slap, Streamer first :

 
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Sound battle between my 97 Streamer LX5 and my early 95 Thumb BO (walnut/wenge).
Same strings (ProSteels), bypassed eq, finger play than slap :

They both sound great. Don't know which is which though. Some kind of time stamp would be helpful.
 
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Superb Streamers !

Just recorded my LX5, eq bypassed with fresh Pro Steels

I think this bass naturally gets the growly and percussive sound Dirk Lance had on Incubus second album.

 
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Safe and sound after some transport stress... Welcome home SS2. This bass has been around on the forum. Germany, Romania, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and now back in the Netherlands again..

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