(Originally written by astroperenoel/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
My model was made in 1988 and it is different from recent ones. This 4-string bass guitar with golden hardware was built in Germany.
24 bronze frets, active EMG pickups (HGL Series), active electronics with bypass, volume (push/pull), balance, low and high controls.
Warwick bridge with "3D" settings: even the height of the brass nut is adjustable . You'll need a lot of time to find the perfect setting.
5-piece wenge/maple neck-through-body, wenge fingerboard, 2-piece maple body.
Design by Ned Steinberger, same design as the Spector NS: very slim carved body.
To keep it short: very high-class features!
Very pleasant and fast neck.
Easy access to the upper frets thanks to the widening neck and the cutaway.
Before anything else, let me say that this bass is no longer in my possession.
Warwick Streamer Stage I made in germany in 1989.
Maple body, neck-through 5 parts wenge / maple, ebony fingerboard. Oiled finish. Golden hardware.
Equipped with adjustable easel typical Warwick in all directions and a brass nut.
Pickups P / J Guy (or EMG I really do not know) and active electronics (passive or by push / pull on the volume knob) 2 band eq + balance that goes with it.
There's no getting around it, the quality is outstanding except for a small electronic sake of (see below).
Ergonomics issue, I would say first that this is not particularly low light, it is still quite heavy (because of the maple probably), but fortunately perfectly balanced. One of its selling points at the time was its playing comfort thanks to ergonomically cut body ... Yeah ... Personally and honestly, I never saw any advantage over my Fender time (Jazz and PB). At the grip I have not been struck by a particular comfort and long it was even reversed because its upper horn was causing me pain (and even blue!) On the coast just below the heart!
The handle was a treat on the other hand with its flat profile and just enough modern narrow it takes!
I put a 7 due to weight and sore ribs which made me a little poisoned the existence ...
There is a first class. She can do anything! However, it has the defect of its qualities, because you know everything, it does not in my opinion a real identity. It has always bothered me in some way, but I admit this is purely subjective. Something that does not really appealed to me is that either active mode, there is always a kind of bump to 250 Hz and a high medium quite dug that does not help to pierce a mix at all times despite an output level of bison, and brings this sound a little "quack" to jazzeux quite expensive (but personally I hate). In short not a fan of onboard preamp. Especially that after 3 years of use the preamp in question began to have intermittent failure due to moisture (perspiration probably my) when agitated concerts. A bass that price is not jojo ...
I put 1 July because it remains objectively an excellent level ...
It was in my possession 5 years. For new purchase in a store, I gave in exchange a Fender Precision 1969 and money! And in retrospect it was a mistake, because until today I have never ceased to regret my old Precision. Even if it is 2 low to none. More aesthetically, I liked it less, but it does not come into play because it is again purely subjective. So, I ended up separating me and I have absolutely never regretted.
With the experience I would do this naturally does not error, as well as for those who love this kind of low, it has a rather unfavorable value for money. So quite pragmatic, Cort Artisan A4 gives almost as much for a fraction of the price ... But for sure there's no written over Warwick ... So should know what you want ...
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sman02's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
24 frets Active MEC pickups
neck-wide but very comfortable!
Handle very pleasant
weight is not excessive
very good ergonomics including the scne!
but its specific highs a little too powerful
to settle 700 RB Gallien head but as potent c requires bowls after!
Ltilise past year I have a problem from the beginning of jack o
since it works perfectly
to see which amp is used with but the sound is recognizable warwick!
I head for the purchase dn `Gallien Krueger 4x10 (or ampeg)
it is clear that the price is a bit high (even if we must negotiate)
c but the price has to be a reliable instrument for
only drawback: the french distributor is a disaster (and obviously !!!!!) enormous delays almost impossible to try an in-store!
color models are expensive!
if somebody advice on a combination head + speaker I'm interested
for the time being `no regrets -)))))
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fours's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
My streamer is made of t Allemangne (like most I think)
it includes 24 cargo a brass precision micro jazz and a brand Mec (active)
the bridge is part 2 (setting, rglage ...)
volume, bass + medium acute active passive switch (push pull)
the handle is part 5 driver (Maple, Wenge, E, W, E)
The handle is comfortable trs, trs good Access in acute and fortunately with repert for boxes at the top of the key (I've seen some without) a force of habit we are more too but I need much aid.
trs for comfort is well calculated, given the size of the handle and the weight ass Whereas that is beginning m'us.
for sound is a simplicitedconcertante, we are left branch while the central position and off you go ...
Diffrent style I play and I chose this bass because of this, for me the most versatile c'tait era of Warwick and the brand has a real shot t coueur it m ' were needed!
I have a peavey tnt jou with 115s for years and a Hartke head with baffles and ebs different purpose (see my profile stuff)
all sounds are possible so the rglages ffective are the roots reggae to metal to jazz and of course all that finger slap, tap and mdiator ...
j'addord mdium that the electronic (my more) trs good bass, very deep, the acute trs are good but be careful, lightweight blast horizon.
I use this bass for 10 years, it dates from 1997.
I love it, it's my bass has everything to do with a musicality and playability of a superb but unfortunately my back it starts the ahir.
during my purchase I had a problem of jack, a priori I am not the only one it replaced and now it does ok.
my big problem has a much harder does not encaissn'tant rafters I sent my bass violin as security for the sake of comfort handle, I referred it r gl j'tait but not satisfied and I ended up regret my choice and of course the warranty APRS just before selling it I take it to a luthier to me clear my problem, a true spin round country road, given the cost of DCID Repair Tool I have to keep it to profitability and I have actually seen the number of years that it gives me satisfaction.
inscident travels to small!
I recommend this instrument has everything a bass player because now this bass has come sonn in all registers as old as modern but with a real characters.
I remake this choice if I was ten years younger because my back no longer wants him and of course without the intermde the handle, I do not want to know a person is like that.