Dolphin Pro II

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dudemeister, Nov 27, 2001.

  1. Hello,
    I've found a person here in Sweden who is selling a Warwick Dolphin Pro II. What differences are there between Pro I and Pro II? The only info i got was that it was bolt-on instead of neck-through.

    He is selling it for 7500 swedish crowns or 710 US$. Is it worth the price?

    I've also found A Warwick Streamer Stage I for 9000 Swedish crowns or 850 US$. Is it worth the price?

  2. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    Kings Bay, GA
    wow...honestly, they 're both steals...the better steal of the 2, in my opinion, would be the streamer, as it is one of the "high-end" warwicks...neck through, more attention to detail...all that stuff. the dolphin pro II, is one of the lower priced bolt on neck basses, now discontinued, i believe. they are both good basses, but depending on what you like, and what your needs are, it's up to you. you should try them both out.
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    DO NOT get the Dolphin bolt on. The Stage 2 is an incredible deal! Hans Peter Wilfer told me that the reason why they quit making them was because the Korean company that made the bodies did very poor work. That's also the reason why he stopped the revamped Alien A/E's. He actually smashed and burned about about 10,000 Alien pieces last year after they were reintroduced! Warwicks now makes ALL of their basses with no subcontracting, because they couldn't find anyone that was satifactory. By all means, get the Satge 2!;)
  4. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    Kings Bay, GA
    well, there ya go... ;) i hope the opinions of 2 warwick fanatics has made your decision...heck, even the man from markneukirchen himself offered you something...if hans is going to smash merchandise, that tells me that he's after quality, not quantity...a testimonial, if you will...get the streamer ;)
  5. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    noooooo get the dolphin...

    and tell me the phone number of the guy with the stage I!!!

    seriously, i put the dolphin bolt on right around streamer standard level. compared to an SSI for 100 some dollars more....i don't think there's even a question.

  6. Thanks alot.
    Now the only thing i have to do is make the 6 hour buss trip to try the Streamer out... :D
  7. PJR


    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    The Dolphin Pro II is a cool little bass.....I own one.
    Thin, fast jazz type neck......lite ash body and a very distinctive shape.....balances well with a strap (hard as heck to keep on a normal stand though....)

    My only complaint is the tone tends to be a bit thin....... yes, it has that classic twin MEC pickup growl....but the bass is not that deep. I end up thrusting the bass control almost full, and compensate more at the amp end.....and all is fine !

    I was recently trying to sell mine on Ebay (to thin out the herd.....for more 5's) and 2 times it didnt reach my reserve of $700 ......So..I'll keep her !!

  8. OK...
    I've tried out the streamer (btw it was a SSI, not A SSII) and the sound was excellent. It's made in '92 so I think its one of their early handmade models i've heard about. There is one BUT. The finnish isn't really that nice. It was quite dirty and the wood was a bit dry. He hadn't played it for a couple of months and had not applied any wax on it for quite some time.
    I am a little, ok... very, unsure what to do.

    I's there any way to fix the finnish. What would it cost to leave it to guitar shop and let them fix it and how nice do you think they can get it?

  9. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Since you're in Europe, the Warwick factory will do it for you. Give 'em a ring.