I want to chime in on the new 2012 Warwick Rockbass Streamer. I just bought one and it's fantastic! Before you go thinking that's because I haven't played any other good basses, here's a run down. I started playing back when Gene Simmons of Kiss made it look cool (in the eyes of a 10y.o.) I got an American Fender P-bass that my Dad bought for my birthday I learned on it and grew up with it. I've had too many to count but here's where it gets interesting. In 1999 I was giging with my brand new $1200 German Warwick Streamer and it's gets ripped off. I had a Fender p/j deluxe as a back up that turned into my main giging ax for about 3 years. I have had a G&L SB-1, U.S. Masters Bass, Epiphone Allen Woody, Lakland Skyline 44-01, Sterling Musicman Ray 34, G&L L-2000 Tribute, Gibson SG Bass, Warwick Corvette, MIM Fender Jazz deluxe, and a boutique C.P. Thornton 5-string, to name a few since then.
My point is, the new Rockbass sounds as good, feels as good, and looks as badass as any of the previous bass's I have owned and giged with. The price on these are just plain ridiculous for what you get! I mean it's an incredible value. For me, and my small hands, this neck is like butter. For my ears, its got better tone than my...do i dare say it...1980 American P my dad gave me that I still have. And it's so light! Quality craftsmanship. I think it's better than my WarWick Corvette was, and just as nice as the German Streamer i owned back in 99. And great job making the RockBass logo so small. Nothing says "hey look at me and my China made guitar" than a huge ass logo.
I agree with the earlier sentiment, I don't care about impressing other player's in the club. And yes, the ladies dig how it looks on me!
GREAT JOB WARWICK!!