I've got a chance to buy a used warwick bass at what I think is a good price but I have a few questions as I'm not clued up with Warwicks
Its a streamer lx jazzman, 4 string, in an oiled violet type colour (not my preferred choice but still)....
Now, I think its a German made warwick, there is no reference to rb or pro series anywhere on it. It just says made in Germany onthe back electrics cover plate.....?
It plays lovely, great toenail control, but most notably the super flat neck which I seem to be able to play twice a s fast/good on !
I just want to be sure what I'm buying is in deed a German made warwick.
Its up for £800 but as a shop regular and friend, I can have a cash deal of £599 as it came in as a trade in.....
Normally, bass/ guitar purchases for me are always a trade in with what i already have, but I have a fender jazz bass i just don't want to part with..... The jazz only has half the out put of the warwick and in comparrison the neck is slow and muddy (and its actually a very nice bass!) ....so this deals gonna be all cash, no trade in, so I have to be sure.
Is there any way of identifying the warwick as a German made model?
One other thing.... It when i play the bottom end and dig in a fair bit I'm getting a bit of distortion ? I changed the battery for a new one,still the same? It was a half decnt amp i was playing it through so I don't think it was the amp.........I'm a little cautious as I've seen how much the electronic mec components are and they are expensive !!!!
Any ideas? Are they prone to any issues ?
Is £599 a good price for a used, fair condition jazzman?
Your advice as warwick fans is appreciated .