Some bass Sam Rivers had in a pic...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff2287, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. Jeff2287


    May 4, 2002
    Hello. In an ad for SWR in Bass Player Magazine, Sam Rivers is crouched in front of a large set-up with what appears to be a custom Warwick of some sort. It's a basic Warwick 5-string (wide neck, perhaps with inlays) with a sort of mirror finish on the upper-half of the body with the rest finished plain white. How exactly did he get that perfect mirror finish? Could the body be part or all metal? Is it just a carefully sculpted mirror (ha! fat chance!:rolleyes: )?
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    probably got it from warwicks custom shop, or has a luthier do it. It is not that hard to chrome plate a bass. But you have to have skills and a good shop to do it. But lets face it, the guy isn't hurting for money.
  3. dragonbass

    dragonbass Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2003
    ........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder..........................................................
    Warwick offers that as a option.....Only through their custom shop...Since Sam is a warwick user that was probally built at his request....

    Warwick Offers unlimited options on their basses, If you have the money!
  4. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    like i said, he isn't hurting for money by any means, so he could have any warwick his little heart desires. Lucky basstard.
  5. I've actually heard the opposite in discussions about guitarist Joe Satriani's Ibanez "Chromeboy" guitars. As I recall, the issue is wood expansion which leads of cracking/peeling of the plated chrome. For the second run they used luthite bodies which lead to better success, although I've heard of players attaching static-vinyl to protect the finish.
  6. I've never seen that bass.. but this one rocks![​IMG]

    Its a custom Streamer Stage I with Ibanez monorail 2 bridge..
  7. Stuart Zender (ex-Jamiroquai) also has a chromed Warwick streamer.
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!

    Here it is.
  9. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Thats a beautiful color Sam has on that bass :D
  10. Too bad he sucks
  11. CKYBassist


    Nov 28, 2002
    False. He's probably the only person in his band with any real skill at all. He has more cool licks than most bassists in other numetal bands that i've heard.
  12. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I 2nd that.
  13. I'll 3rd that...I can't stand Limp Bizkit but Sam Rivers is an awesome rock bassist, and man, his collection is frigging beautiful.
  14. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    I'll 4th it.

    Sam is a great bassist. Especially that he's only 21 (I think)
  15. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Despite my hatred for Limp Bizkit, I'd have to agree with the above posts. Sam Rivers is better than most of the bassists in popular nu-metal bands these days.
  16. Hmm, that was a bit harsh, but I guess my extreme hatred for limp bizkit had let me to say that.
  17. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    I was going to say that CKYBassist, i just though i wouldnt risk it in case of starrting something :D

    Ill 4th it or whatever your up to :) He is one of my favourote players, and as much as LB have died in the rear end, i think him, wes (i know he has left) and john are the only talented ones in that "group"
  18. Chris_AtariDoll


    Dec 8, 2001
    I think good old Martin Sims ( will have done the chrome job on sam's bass. From what i remember he did Stu zenders chrome bass too. I think he offers the chrome as an option.

    Also noticed that sam's chrome bass has the Stage II Ying Yang inlays on it.
  19. those aren't inlays they are LED's that arent turned the way has anyone seen the green Streamer St I with the green LEDs he used on MTV icon now that was something hot.
  20. scottlee


    Feb 17, 2003
    Here it is :hyper: