Originally Posted by bongostealth
It looks like it is from that 80's era. The old Warwicks did not have the snap-on rear cavity plate like the new ones do. The old ones were made out of that shiny plastic that you have to manually unscrew, just like the one on this bass. Also, the rear plate has the Warwick information printed on it, which was also typical of that era. I'm sure there are other characteristics that can be looked at to verify the authenticity. It would be best if you could the serial number and then contact Warwick to verify.
I would be willing to bet it is legit.
i was more referring to the story, it's marked on the back under the clearcoat "property of Warwick"
no serial # .....
Well, the absolute Warwick lovers dream. I came across this beauty from a friend, it has changed hands a ton of time and has tons of history to go with it. From what I understand, this bass was the first Warwick to enter the United States. It was sent over from the owner of Warwick as a demo bass to a store in New York, around the 85ish era (hence the white). The owner of the store sold or traded it ( the story gets a little fuzzy there) as Warwick was not heard of here in the states at that point, he just assumed that it was a company that was not going to make it. I contacted the owner of Warwick because the bass has no serial number, and never did. It would be what became the Streamer Stage 1, but it is just called a Streamer Bass. He told me in an email, and im paraphrasing, this bass was stolen from me, (he said around 85/86 maple body, right after the current head stock change) that's about all he could tell me, because it has been modified. He told me to play it and love it because it was mine.
The pickups are bassline, and the electronics were spec built for for John Pena. It still has a push pull, but it is full time active, just changes how hot the pickups are. Comes with pickup, tone, mid, and bass knob (bass and tone are stacked). This is for the true Warwick lover, a ton of history, I know just from me playing it has been on the same stage as Tim McGraw, David Allen Coe, Montgomery Gentry, Little Big Town, and a lot of others. The "energy" that is felt when you run your fingers across the strings is magical. I have recorded many songs for people, and two albums with my band, and every engineer says the same thing "that it is the best sounding bass that they have ever had in their studio". It has paint cracks, dings, discoloration, and they are absolutely beautiful and make this bass what it is. Past that I really don't really know anything other than this is to date the best bass I have ever owned and am sad to see it go. The appraisal value is higher than what I'm asking, so go ahead and snag this dream. Play and own a part of bass history