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Warwick experts: is it a Warwick german model?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hab101, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Hab101


    Nov 18, 2013
    Well, I'm not quite sure if it's a chinese/korean one or an original german Warwick Streamer LX5. I cannot figure it out only by photo.
    I really think that it is german.
    Here are some pics:

    Note that there in not Justanut system. Does that means that it is not german? Could yo tell the year?
    Thank you folks

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  2. Hab101


    Nov 18, 2013

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  3. Hab101


    Nov 18, 2013
    More photos

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  4. Hab101


    Nov 18, 2013

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  5. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Oooh, it sure is pretty! I'm no Warwick expert, but the plastic, non-adjustable nut makes me think it's Asian.
  6. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sacramento area
    I used to be a Warwick guy so here is what I remember...

    I'm not sure how long but at least the last 5 or more years the LX models were made in Korea. So if you are sure it's as new as that then the answer is yes. You might check in at the Warwick forum. As I recall the moderator is very quick to respond and quite knowledgeable.

    Super nice looking Streamer by the way!
  7. Asomodai


    Jan 21, 2006
    London UK
    Pretty sure it's a German one. The non German ones have maple necks.
  8. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    German Streamer LX 5 (with a replaced what looks to be platic but maybe not nut)

    Look on the back of the headstock the SN will tell you everything you can even plug it into a place on the Warwick website and it will tell you everything about it.

    Numbers... first is the month - specs of the bass - last 2 are the year made.

    Brass frets on German Wicks FYI except new Korean models
  9. kikstand454

    kikstand454 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    Who cares?! That thing is sweet!

    ( I agree with means2nend...)
  10. Hab101


    Nov 18, 2013
    Maybe a better question is: Is it a Warwick Series (german) or a Rockbass (china), or proseries made in korea?

    I'm about to buy it and I don't want to be cheated.
  11. Very easy.

    Ovangkol neck + brass frets: German made. :)
  12. kikstand454

    kikstand454 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    Fwiw.... my rockbass has MEC pups. It has a black nylon nut. It has rockbass on the truss rod cover. It has a maple neck ( with rosewood fretboard).

    Yours has none of those things.

    I would ask the seller to give me the serial number and then plug it into a search engine. That'll answer your questions for sure.
  13. Hab101


    Nov 18, 2013
    That's what I think but the the plastic nut confuses me...
  14. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
  15. Hab101


    Nov 18, 2013
    I can barely see serial number but I think the last two numbers are 99.
  16. Hab101


    Nov 18, 2013
    nop, 06
  17. sippi

    sippi Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    South Florida
    Want to sell it :D
  18. Hab101


    Nov 18, 2013
    Ok, I've got the serial number and Warwick confirmation. It was made in Germany in 2006. The previous owner seemed to change the original nut.

    Thanks to everyone.
  19. Hab101


    Nov 18, 2013
    I buying it.