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What kind of warwick do I have?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by timv, Dec 2, 2004.


  1. timv

    timv Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Chandler, AZ
    I bought it used and don't know what type it is. It doesn't match up with any of the types listed on their website. The body doesn't have the same shape as any of those, it seems a bit more standard if that makes sense. Anyway, it has a bolt on neck with the plastic adjustable nut. It has one passive soapbar style MEC pickup. It has 2 controls, one volume that pulls up for phase change or mid boost or something, and one tone. The jack is on the front also. It has a simple warwick bridge. It is a 4 string and that is about all the info I think someone would need. The serial number is K-068779-99. Does anyone know the type it is by this info. I can try to post a picture later today when I get home if needed.
    Thanks.
     
  2. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    two things if in fact it's a warwick

    -push pull knob is most likely active/passive option

    -the nut is graphite, not plastic

    could you post a pic, link, anything?
     
  3. timv

    timv Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Chandler, AZ
    I know it is a warwick. But it isn't active, no battery. I'll try to do a picture later. Has a warwick bridge. The warwick plastic truss rod cover. The snap in plastic control cover on back, etc.... I haven't seen another picture like it so.....
    Thanks.
     
  4. Streamer Standard?
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Can you post a pic??
     
  6. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Bingo.
     
  7. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    in europe Warwick has many takes on models. They do lots of limited runs and custom work. by chance this may have floated over here, it's happened before.

    my suggestion is to email Hans-Peter and I'm sure he'll be more then helpful.

    keep us updated
     
  8. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I had one of those. I have the truss rod cover around here somewhere that gave the exact model name, But I think Streamer Pro may be correct.
    Mine had a very lightweight, black body, single black humbucking MEC pickup, pull up on the volume knob to (i think) split the coils. It has a very nice, bolt-on Jazz profile neck in Ovangkol with a natural reddish color and no fret markers in the fingerboard, and a chrome, fender-style bridge, not the two-piece bridge.
    I'll see if I can find that truss rod cover... it has the name on it.
     
  9. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too

    that sounds right, but wouldnt there be 3 knobs?

    Vol (pull for scoop?) Bass, Treble...no?
     
  10. Two knobs on the single P/U and three on the double P/U models (I think :) )
     
  11. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Pro-M ?
     
  12. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    Nope, definitely the single pickup version of the Streamer Std. The volume knob pulls up activates a coil tap. Volume/Tone controls and the coil tap, that's it brother. Good basses, I had a 5 string 2 pup one and wish I'd never sold it, amazingly dark, warm basses.
     
  13. Absolutely!!

    I've been using a 4 string 2 P/U version since 2000 and it truly is a killer - especially at the price I paid . :smug: :smug:
     
  14. Ahhh, it's a warwick, that's all that matters!
     
  15. Indeed. :smug:
     
  16. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    If it's active: Pro M
    Passive: Standard
     
  17. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Streamer Pro owner here...
    The instrument described is NOT a Pro.
    The differences are HUGE.

    It's a German made Streamer Standard.

    [​IMG]

    The Streamer Standard is a predecessor to the Rockbass line.

    Carolena wood bodies, Ovangkol neck, Wenge fingerboard,
    Straight/Clean side input jack and brass frets.
    It has the "made in Germany" W logo.

    Warwick Streamer Standard

    Not even close.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    The Pro M cost twice as much as a Streamer Standard.
    (More then any Corvette, Fortress, or the Streamer LX)
    The German Streamer Standard cost twice as much as the Chinese version.

    Streamer Pro M MSRP:................$1,799 (1997)
    Streamer Standard MSRP:..............$999 (1999)
     
  18. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    something like this????:
    [​IMG]

    Then Streamer Std.
     
  19. timv

    timv Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Chandler, AZ
    yes, that picture is it. Mine is a black wood grain color. Thanks for the help.
     
  20. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I went out and dug around in the parts bin and found the truss rod cover, and "Streamer Standard" is what I had.... that pic is it exactly!