Hamer XT Velocity 2 vs. Ibanez SR 810 vs. Warwick Streamer Rockbass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Keenwa1, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Keenwa1


    Jun 5, 2020
    Hi, just like the title says, I wanna hear opinions on the following basses. These are some of the local deals I am tempted by. Off craigslist or Offer Up

    Used Hamer XT Velocity 2 w/ hard case = $225 (would try to negotiate price)
    Used Ibanez SR 810 = $250 (negotiate price?)
    New/Open Box Warwick Streamer Rockbass $350 (price likely firm, lol)

    It is hard to find info on the Hamer and Ibanex SR810. There are tons of video demos of the Warwick, and honestly, I am not crazy about the sound. Sounds kind of nasally to me, lol. It does seem like you can get a variety of sounds from the Warwick though, more so than the others. I do like how many of Ibanez basses sound in the videos, but I can't many for the SR810 for a true comparison. I found one video of the Hamer, and it sounds pretty sick. Here it is:

    Please let me know if you have experience with these basses and what you recommend. I play pretty much every style - funk, rock, electronica, hip hop, folk, lol. I record guitar, bass, and drums all together. Looking for a flexible bass that can create a variety of quality tones, but a deep, smooth bass sound is what I like best. For reference, my only bass right now is an OLP (MM2 model, I think). It is cool but sounds kinda cheap. If I can get the Hamer for closer to $150, I think that gives me the best bang for the buck, but I don't mind spending more if one of the other basses worth it. Thanks for reading my somewhat lengthy post, and I appreciate your feedback as well!
  2. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    the Hamer sounds like it should with that PU set up ...in a video, overall bad IMO
    save your $150 for the Warwick if those are your only choices. otherwise there are already a million threads here to answer your basic question, usually with me saying to just grab yourself an awesome and easy to find $100 LB11 P bass and get on with it.
  3. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    From what I saw, the SR 810 harks back to ~2000 and MIJ by Fugi-whatever...can't beat that. The Soundgear offerings from that era will smoke your other selections.

  4. Keenwa1


    Jun 5, 2020
    Yes, it is a 2000, made in Fujigen. Any idea on what these cost new?