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Curbow Petite 4 and Warwick Streamer Stage 1

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Walbassman, Apr 14, 2004.


  1. Walbassman

    Walbassman

    Nov 27, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    I am looking at one of each of these basses. What do you all think are good prices to pay for basses like these in excellent condition. I am not sure of the year on the Curbow, but the Warwick is a 98. I am not very familiar with either of these other than what they look like. The Warwick is blue and the Curbow is trans blk with barts. :help:
     
  2. I can only really comment on the Warwick. Something in the order of $1500 isn't a steal. Brass nut? Wenge fretboard? Can you hang back and wait for an older one to come along? If possible, play it before you plunk down your hard-earned cash.
     
  3. Walbassman

    Walbassman

    Nov 27, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    The Warwick (based on the pictures) is 1200.00...I can't see paying MUCH more. I have other bass needs but if the price is right I may have to experiment. Looks like a wenge fingerboard. MEC pickups. need to check the nut.
     
  4. That price doesn't sound too bad actually. It won't be what you're used to :D , but should provide a pleasant diversion. The necks can vary widely between instruments, so it's a good idea to try to give it a whirl in person if at all possible.

    Best of luck!
     
  5. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    If your interested.
    I have a Curbow Petite Retro II 5 for sale.
    Don't know how much the 4 your looking at is but my Retro 5 is $1350 with HSC.
    Some specs:
    One piece ash body, maple multi-lam neck (just like the rockwood necks, just maple) with rockwood fingerboard, Bartolini p/u's & 2 band pre.
    It's one of two built this way, Sam Simms from Janet Jackson has the other.
    http://www.lowdownsound.com/usedgear.htm