Warwick PJ 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MikeBass, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. MikeBass

    MikeBass Suspended Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Endorsing artist- Suhr basses, PedalTrain, GHS, Ultimate Ears
  2. UnderTone

    UnderTone Guest

    Mar 22, 2009
    Tucson, Arizona
    i've always been a fan of the p/j, 5 string, streamer body, and warwick sound. so sexy.
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That looks like a NT Streamer with an ash body. I'm guessing it is $3,000+.

    I checked, and I see it is a Sig model. It is probably around $4,000.
     
  4. MikeBass

    MikeBass Suspended Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Endorsing artist- Suhr basses, PedalTrain, GHS, Ultimate Ears
    At least.
    Just ran across it. Thought it looked pretty sweet.
     
  5. The_Owl

    The_Owl

    Aug 17, 2004
    Lund, Sweden.
    That is the Jäcki Reznicek Signature bass. I got a quote from Warwick at around €4000...

    Link
     
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    So I estimate that would be around $6,000-$6,400 in the USA? That's Fodera money.:eek:

    I'm definitely not saying the bass isn't worth it, I'm just saying that's alot!:bag:
     
  7. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Still cheaper than an Alembic.
     
  8. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker Guest

    Apr 9, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    I'm a Warwick fan, owning 2 and I'll say it.........It's NOT worth that kind of money :rollno:
     
  9. I have one, love the old stuff & agree. What planet are they on to ask these prices?
     
  10. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    +1

    If it were a bolt on LX model or whatever it takes to bring the price down I think they'd have a winner, but I can't afford used Stage models so this is right out. :(
     
  11. humpy thumb

    humpy thumb

    Jul 23, 2005
    Sydney Australia
    Warwick bass forum moderator.
    Like someone stated,this is a signature bass,not a production model.Signature models are always going to be way over-priced,& let's face it,they arent known for their high sales numbers.Making for a higher price.However,the custom shop can build you a Streamer Stage 1 with the same pickup config.for alot less than the price of the Reznicek signature model.
    In Australia,where I live,the Pino Palladino signature Fender is $6000 list.With this bass you get no neck thru construction,no active electronics or pickups,no fancy woods or hardware.You basically get a red P-bass with Pino's name on it.Now I'm a Pino fan from way back,but I aint payin 6 grand for his bass in a fit.I mention this to give some perspective on the signature bass market.imho,signature models are simply an excersize in marketing.They're not made for the masses.It's simply advertising.
    Warwick recently decided to relocate production of all signature models basses to their Rockbass factory in China,meaning a significant decrease in their price.
    Cheers guys.
     
  12. humpy thumb

    humpy thumb

    Jul 23, 2005
    Sydney Australia
    Warwick bass forum moderator.
    Due to popular demand,the Streamer LX has been re-issued.
    This is a bolt on,with P/J config on the 4 string,j/j on the 5 & 6 string.
    The custom shop offers the P/j config on the 5 string as well.
     
  13. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker Guest

    Apr 9, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    I'm a firm believer in capitalism. I like to see companies, especially smaller ones profit. As long as they have base model lines that can support the higher end, limited edition stuff, power to them. Hopefully they will sell all the high end stuff they turn out. But.........They are putting HUGE value on "custom" or "limitied edition" or "signature". I see higher end Warwicks hanging for years in the local stores. Also on the internet sites. At my local GC, there's a Buzzard bass and a "limited edition" Katana that have been there for years. Why?? They are priced WAY too high. They have been PLAYED and PLAYED and at this point, should probably be sold as used gear.
     
  14. pricey, but cool
     
  15. humpy thumb

    humpy thumb

    Jul 23, 2005
    Sydney Australia
    Warwick bass forum moderator.
    Not to sound too picky,but the LTD must've been the Buzzard,coz there's no Katana LTD.
    They're priced way too high because of the dealer,not because of Warwick.Some dealers have no trouble selling Warwicks,coz they're willing to sell for more reasonable,or street prices.The dealers that want to sell for the list price,& wait for someone to wander in & pay it,dont sell much.
     
  16. First, all warwick sig models are very expensive except for the P nut since it's made in larger batches than this one per exemple. I don't know how many Jacki sig they did, but I bet it's under 20. Also, this bass has LEDs which, on CS price list, is a 600 or 800 euro upgrade ALONE. Finally, this is suggested retail price, I bet you can get it for something like 4500 USD (4000 euros = 5,681.12 USD).
     
  17. humpy thumb

    humpy thumb

    Jul 23, 2005
    Sydney Australia
    Warwick bass forum moderator.
    It wasnt even 20 Fillipe.It was more like 2,for Jacki.
    To build this bass,they have to interupt their production line.At a factory like Warwick's,that's pretty big money.
     
  18. So the bass is like a CS bass with pre defined options?
     
  19. MikeBass

    MikeBass Suspended Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Endorsing artist- Suhr basses, PedalTrain, GHS, Ultimate Ears
    I couldn't tell if they offered the PJ on the Streamer 5.
    Would be sweet though!!!

    Didn't they just make a Thumb with PJ config?? Might have been a CS one I saw.

    But man, if you could get Nordstrand PJ pick-ups thrown in there.....
     
  20. humpy thumb

    humpy thumb

    Jul 23, 2005
    Sydney Australia
    Warwick bass forum moderator.
    Yo Mike.
    The P/J Thumb is the Dirty Blonde.A LTD Edition from 2006,only 320 were built.The P pickup on this is the traditional Fender style arrangement with the bass side closer to the neck,instead of reversed as Warwick normally do.
    A mate just threw Nordstrand fat stacks into his Thumb NT5 custom to replace the Seymour Duncans.There's a definate difference in tone.
    There's no reason you cant fit Nordies to any Warwick bass ;)

    @ Fillipe.That's right.A signature model has pre defined options that arent open to negotiation.But you can order a custom shop to you specs.