This is one for the Warwick/Spector enthusiast. Serial number 300, all original Streamer Stage I. You'll quickly notice that the headstock, rather than having the signature Warwick shape, is instead reminiscent of a Spector headstock. They made the switch to the classic Warwick 'stock in 1986. All hardware on this bass is completely original, right down to the pots, cables, et cetera.
The previous owner had a conversation via email with Hans Peter Wilfer, owner and founder of Warwick. The following is a direct copy-paste of that conversation (complete with typos) which helps describe the exact spec of the bass.
thanks for your mail and your bass is one of the really early one and I beliee it was made in late 1984 bevor we changed 1986
to the new Headstock designe.. the problem is, that I never wrotte really the numbers down in this time .. nether thought
that I would survive this time of my life... so I guess your Bass is early/mid 1984 in the spring time…approx
- The specs are as following :
- Bass Streamer Stage I
Old previous headstock design.. pre New Warwick Headstock designs in 1986 !
Serial Number 300
Year I guess 1984
Neck Wood Wenge Wood
Fingerboard Wenge Wood
with mother of dot pearl inlays
Frets Bronce Warwick Frets
Nut Brass Version
Neck construction Neck Through
Body 2 pcs. solid Cherry wood
Surface oil finish / BeeWax
Pickups 2 active EMG PJ Pickups
Electronic active MEC 2 Band Electronic
Hardware Gold Hardware made by Schaller for Warwick
Made in West Germany, Pretzfeld / Franconia
The bass is in fantastic condition for its age. There are some marks and wear from playing over the years, however they are negligible compared to the wear of many instruments from the same era. The neck is perfectly straight, and feels fantastic. There's some tarnish on the bridge, but nothing that affects its functionality. The bass plays like a dream, and sounds just how you'd hope a vintage high-spec bass to sound.