Low made in 2005 in Germany, 24 frets put on a striped ebony fingerboard, neck-through in several strips of maple and other wood (edit). The wings of the body are also maple.
Standard pitch for low: 34 inches.
Warwick bridge into two parts, adjustable in all directions (height of the block and strings individually, of course intonation and string spacing). The two troublesome points of the bridge are: 1 when winding the rope around the mechanics, the ball tends to make the trunk of the slot, and 2 must be careful in pulling the strings, because the housing which should put the ball is rather narrow. I think the latter has been corrected on the new models.
The Streamer Stage I, 5-string, is equipped with two microphones MEC soapbar type, which feed a preamp MEC three bands. So there is 3 knobs (bass-midrange-treble) and a double (micro scale down, volume up) the top button disables the equalizer when pulled.
The handle is very nice. Really wide (Broadneck, as they say in WW, about 47 mm Nut) with the spacing of the strings at the bridge set as a 4 string (about 20 mm), and pretty flat. So this brings me to width down a little note.
The interface is also very good. My bass must weigh within 4.5 kg, which is ok for a 5 string. The shape of the bass allows him not too "nosedive".
Access to acute is very good, with the body that joins the handle higher than the twentieth fret, do not worry to go play notes that hinder guitarists!
And as regards the sound, I think I'm not far from nirvana when I have my coffee in hand.
Sounds right for my style of music (pop-rock, like everyone else ...). I find it hard to bury me in the mix with this instrument. I play in a group on my stack MarkBass (LM250 Traveler121H +), with a Zoom B3 multi-effects (effects used: at times, the hair in sound with distortion, and at other times, bubbles with a envelop filter) . I usually leave everything flat on the amp, and I adjust to match the song on the equalizer bass, or simply with the position of my right hand.
One can spend a large and well wrapped, full bass at a very growling sound, a few turns of knobs.
No sound that I hate, I love all the sounds out me this bass.
I bought this bass there eight months, this is my fifth bass. Before this, I had some time a Sandberg PM5, a Bongo 5HH, and a Squier VM JB. And I still have my first, Peavey Grind Bass 5 Vietnamese.
I think this is the best bass I have ever owned; what I like most about this wonderful instrument, it gives me the desire to improve. What I like least is its extra large handle ... but we made it. The value is in my opinion "pretty bad" in the sense that it is a very good bass, but definitely overpriced nine. On occasion as I had, the value is greatly improved, although the instrument is expensive.
With experience, I would avoid the detours probably Sandberg and Musicman, and I would take this low phew directly.