Warwick experts: is it a Warwick german model?

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  1. Hab101

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    Well, I'm not quite sure if it's a chinese/korean one or an original german Warwick Streamer LX5. I cannot figure it out only by photo.
    I really think that it is german.
    Here are some pics:

    Note that there in not Justanut system. Does that means that it is not german? Could yo tell the year?
    Thank you folks
     

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    Oooh, it sure is pretty! I'm no Warwick expert, but the plastic, non-adjustable nut makes me think it's Asian.
     
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    I used to be a Warwick guy so here is what I remember...

    I'm not sure how long but at least the last 5 or more years the LX models were made in Korea. So if you are sure it's as new as that then the answer is yes. You might check in at the Warwick forum. As I recall the moderator is very quick to respond and quite knowledgeable.

    Super nice looking Streamer by the way!
     
  8. Asomodai

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    Pretty sure it's a German one. The non German ones have maple necks.
     
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    German Streamer LX 5 (with a replaced what looks to be platic but maybe not nut)

    Look on the back of the headstock the SN will tell you everything you can even plug it into a place on the Warwick website and it will tell you everything about it.

    Numbers... first is the month - specs of the bass - last 2 are the year made.

    Brass frets on German Wicks FYI except new Korean models
     
  10. kikstand454

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    Who cares?! That thing is sweet!


    ( I agree with means2nend...)
     
  11. Hab101

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    Maybe a better question is: Is it a Warwick Series (german) or a Rockbass (china), or proseries made in korea?

    I'm about to buy it and I don't want to be cheated.
     
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    Very easy.

    Ovangkol neck + brass frets: German made. :)
     
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    Fwiw.... my rockbass has MEC pups. It has a black nylon nut. It has rockbass on the truss rod cover. It has a maple neck ( with rosewood fretboard).

    Yours has none of those things.

    I would ask the seller to give me the serial number and then plug it into a search engine. That'll answer your questions for sure.
     
  15. Hab101

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    That's what I think but the the plastic nut confuses me...
     
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  17. Hab101

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    I can barely see serial number but I think the last two numbers are 99.
     
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    Want to sell it :D
     
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    Ok, I've got the serial number and Warwick confirmation. It was made in Germany in 2006. The previous owner seemed to change the original nut.

    Thanks to everyone.
     
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