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SOLD FSO:Warwick Streamer 5 LX/SE Vavona Burl !!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by RockFistMusic, Aug 24, 2012.

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  1. RockFistMusic


    Apr 25, 2008
    JAX FL
    I just got this bass not 10 days ago, and love it. Fortunately or unfortunately I am clearing out some non Spector basses, I have 2 Spec's but gained a lot of others and I need to stick with my brand. I even sold my MTD 535 now THAT wasn't easy.

    SO - without further adieu here comes a DEAD MINT Warwick Streamer LX 5-string Special Edition #23 of 40 made. featuring a thick slab of highly AND EVENLY figured Vavona Burl (Redwood)

    Here is Ed Friedland playing the 4 string version > http://youtu.be/SLZH2NWa9tY

    Here are EXCERPTS , an article from Guitar World:

    Originally published in Guitar World, October 2010

    When players think of Warwick basses, heavy-duty rock and roll immediately comes to mind. It’s easy to see why: Warwick’s artist stable includes bass icons like Jack Bruce, Adam Clayton and Robert Trujillo as well as Mudvayne’s Ryan Martinie and Napalm Death’s Shane Embury. But while the tightly focused edge of the Warwick tone lends itself to aggressive musical settings, it also satisfies players as diverse as funk master Bootsy Collins and jazz-fusion virtuoso Jonas Hellborg. Warwick has managed to create a sonic signature that is both recognizable and versatile, crossing stylistic boundaries with ease. Plus, the company’s basses are built solid and look sweet.

    Every year, Warwick comes out with a special-edition instrument that represents the pinnacle of its product line. For this year, it’s the Streamer LX SE USA Redwood bass, a prized beauty that features top-shelf engineering and a combination of unique woods.


    While the Streamer is available in several variations, the LX version, which came out in 1996, features the versatile P/J pickup configuration. The LX SE USA has a swamp ash body with a beautiful Vavona burl redwood top—though the one-inch thickness of the redwood actually constitutes half of the instrument. The relatively soft redwood blends nicely with the swamp ash’s solid lows and crisp highs, filling in the midrange for a well-balanced tone. A thin black veneer of Ekanga separates the two woods, highlighting the contrast between the red and white, and the whole package weighs in at a very manageable 8 1/2 pounds.

    An Ovangkol neck is a frequent sight on a Warwick bass. The attractive African wood provides the stability and snap of hard maple with a more pronounced midrange. The relatively flat, 20-inch-radius tiger-stripe ebony fingerboard has 24 jumbo brass frets as well as Warwick’s own adjustable nut, the Just-A-Nut III. I was able to play up to the 21st fret unhindered, but the lower cutaway prevented clear access to the top three frets. Other familiar Warwick appointments are the two-piece bridge, easy-access truss-rod cover, angled tuners, a well-padded gig bag, and a lavish toolkit.

    A two-band bass/treble preamp offers boost and cut and seems well suited to the LX’s natural midrange presence. Pop the master volume’s push/pull pot and the electronics become passive. It’s a life-saving feature should your batteries fail you, but the bass sounds great this way as well. The split-coil J pickup avoids the dreaded 60-cycle single-coil hum that plagues many P/J instruments. A 34-inch-scale five-string version is also available with a J/J pickup set. -


    Construction: Bolt-on

    Machineheads: Warwick Standard

    Nuts: Just A Nut III

    Scale length: 34"

    Frets: 24 jumbo / fretless

    Fingerboard Wood: Tigerstripe Ebony

    Neck Wood: Ovangkol

    Fingerboard Radius: 26"

    Body wood: US Swamp Ash body with 1" Redwood top

    Finish: Natural Oil Finish

    Pickups: Bartolini J/J

    Electronics: Bartolini 2-way

    Control Knobs: Standard

    Bridge system: Warwick 2-pieces bridge

    Strap Locks: Warwick security locks

    Hardware color: Black


    Special features:
    rstripe Ebony fingerboard
    Swamp Ash body
    1" Redwood top
    Ekanga veneer between top and back
    Bartolini pickups
    Bartolini 2-way electronics
    Black hardware


    So- original list price = $5,000 street price was $3,500


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  2. RockFistMusic


    Apr 25, 2008
    JAX FL
  3. RockFistMusic


    Apr 25, 2008
    JAX FL
  4. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Really sweet bass. The top is spectacular.
  5. RockFistMusic


    Apr 25, 2008
    JAX FL
    Thanks Scuba I know you can appreciate it :smug:

    SOLD DOWN UNDER ...pending payment
  6. RockFistMusic


    Apr 25, 2008
    JAX FL
    Paid & gone !

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