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Ohhh Snap! Its the Stryker!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sutton, Apr 27, 2005.


  1. Sutton

    Sutton

    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I kinda like it. That's pretty cool!
     
  3. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    I rarely like that basic body shape, but something about those strikes my fancy.
     
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    The standard Warwick headstock does NOT work with that shape.
     
  5. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Agreed. Terrible gumby shape for basses like the Vampyre, Katana, and now the Stryker. I
     
  6. Grim IMHO :scowl:
     
  7. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    I like Explorer shaped basses especially as JE was a big influence. An Alembic would be first on my list, but the Warwick looks good, and I bet it's a heck of a lot cheaper.
     
  8. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    I kind of like them but pale in comparison to the JE Alembic Exploiters I have seen.
    - Tom
     
  9. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    The only nice thing about it is the chambered body.
    I don't like that shape
     
  10. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    Looks pretty okayish to me, I could live with the headstock, but the reversed neck P pickup looks funny, in my opinion. The Stryker would probably look better with soapbars or non-reverse P pickups.
     
  11. CurbowPete

    CurbowPete

    Aug 28, 2004
    USA
    Warwick is trying way too hard to win over the metal crowd...

    -Pete
     
  12. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    Very 80's looking to me.......but if you are into that look they are cool.
     
  13. danman

    danman

    May 18, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    Ohh Snap!.....Its Ugly.

    danman
     
  14. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    Agreeing with the whole Headstock/body disagreement, does not work, and not into the pointy basses.. also.. didnt they call it the Spydr?
     
  15. I've always liked Explorer-style bodies, so I think it's pretty cool. As others have said, though, the headstock is all wrong for the body.
     
  16. It's called "The Cruiser", IIRC.
     
  17. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Yuck. Warwick should stick to its forte, which is blobby pieces of wood.
     
  18. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Hmm. nope.
     
  19. If the carmakers haven't run out of names yet, why has Warwick started recycling bass model names? The "Stryker" or more properly the "Stryker SST" was a Kramer PJ model from the early/mid 80's. Plywood body, maple/maple neck, on par with MIM Fenders et.al.

    And the "y" for an "i" is sooooo 80's hairband.:scowl:
     
  20. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave

    Oct 17, 2004
    Boston, MA
    I wouldn't want to be caught dead with one.