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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AmazingAmpharos, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Hey Guys!

    I know there are a fistful of you out there who have played every single Warwick model out there and I need your advise!

    My friend from Israel is clearing out his gear and has 3 different Warwicks, only one of which I can afford. I need something that is very diverse as I play a lot of different music, but I want foremost the loudest and nastiest sounding one. I've only played the Corvette Proline and the Thumb, so I guess Im wondering how much of that signature Warwick sound you can get in the Fortress and Streamer.

    So my options are: 97 Corvette Proline, 96 Fortress Masterman, 2002 LX Streamer. All 5'ers.

    So yeah, just looking for some testimony from anyone who has experience with these models and might know the route I should go. Thanks all! :bassist:
  2. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Being a big Warwick fan myself, you can't go wrong with either one. If it's diversity you want, I would say go with the 2002 LX Streamer.
  3. zackthompson

    zackthompson Endorsing Artist: MJC Ironworks Strings Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    Virginia Beach
    I agree. I would go with the Streamer as well.
  4. Happynoj


    Dec 5, 2006
    I like turtles.
    +1 on the Streamer, although if the Corvette has got two jazz pickups then I would be equally happy with that.
  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Streamer. You can't beat that Spector body :)
  6. sleevey55

    sleevey55 Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Billings Montana
    The Streamer will be the most versatile. The Corvette would be next for tonal "variety" but the Streamer would be my pick. I have 8 different Streamers so Im speaking from experience. Ive owned or own all the basses youre comparing to as well soooo..
  7. gleneg61


    Jan 10, 2008
    Osaka Japan
    Streamer. Anytime!
  8. Some people say that Streamer LX is even better than Streamer Stage 1 (matter of taste). So not a question for me. Streamer.
  9. Even the Streamer with the maple neck?
  10. Can I get any testimony on the Fortress Masterman either? This would be the most convenient one to get and it has this beautiful french violet top...
    bass6strng likes this.
  11. Apolicious


    Jan 16, 2014
    I really, really like the Fortress body shape, but due to the pickup configuration isn't not going to be as diverse as the other models. Still fantastic, but not as diverse. Tough call. Although there are worse problems to have :p
  12. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    Streamer +1 and yes the Ned Steinberger designed bass bodies is one of my favs too.
  13. westopher


    Jul 4, 2012
    +1 on the Streamer LX, mine is my favourite of all my basses and I own some more expensive Warwicks too!
  14. Gizmot

    Gizmot Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Nashville area
    My pick of the Warwicks is the Infinity NT. Its light and resonant
    and the workmanship of them is a smidgen better than other models. Its curved body feels perfect too.
  15. I had one. great bass. It would be the one I would choose