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    Default NBD - German Made Warwick Streamer Standard 5

    Recently picked up this bad boy which is my first bass purchase.
    Itís a German Made Warwick Streamer Standard 5 made in November of 2001.


    Carolina Pine Body
    Ovangkol Neck
    Wenge Fretboard
    24 Bell Brass Frets
    MEC Passive Vintage Soapbar Humbuckers
    Volume Volume Tone wiring.
    It plays like butter but Iím finding the pickups to be a little weak and want more bite/growl and thump from it.
    Any suggestions for the Electronics?
    Any Questions?, Feel free to ask.


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    Default Re: NBD - German Made Warwick Streamer Standard 5

    great basses! i wish i never sold the thumb 4 i had. mine didnt have the soapbar style pups, j style, but there was plenty of growl with some of the neck pup rolled off, bridge and tone full up

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    Default Re: NBD - German Made Warwick Streamer Standard 5

    I get the feeling the A8 will blow your skirt up more so - Edgecrusher

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    Default Re: NBD - German Made Warwick Streamer Standard 5

    that site doesnt have any content for me. it loads, i can click on home then bass pickups then j style or p style or soapbar style but those pages are blank for me ???

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    Default Re: NBD - German Made Warwick Streamer Standard 5

    Do you want pickups or a preamp? I recently got my first active bass. It has a Delano MM style humbucker, with a 2-band John East preamp.

    Don't be afraid to try different strings, too. In my experience, bass strings make a much bigger difference in sound than guitar strings. Before you dig into the electronics, be sure to try out several different types of strings. I'd recommend SIT Foundations and Nickel Powerwound, D'Addario NYXL, Prosteels, and XL, Ernie Ball Cobalt and Slinky, Dunlop Super Bright, DR Fat Beams, and GHS Boomers.

    I've tried all these for a decent amount of time, and liked them all for specific things. To begin with, I'd say get the Boomers, Fat Beams, and Foundations. Those all sound very different from one another, and might give you a good idea of what direction you want to go.

    That said, if you want to go active, that East preamp is the only one I've tried, but it's pretty great.

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    Default Re: NBD - German Made Warwick Streamer Standard 5

    Quote Originally Posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
    Do you want pickups or a preamp? I recently got my first active bass. It has a Delano MM style humbucker, with a 2-band John East preamp.

    Don't be afraid to try different strings, too. In my experience, bass strings make a much bigger difference in sound than guitar strings. Before you dig into the electronics, be sure to try out several different types of strings. I'd recommend SIT Foundations and Nickel Powerwound, D'Addario NYXL, Prosteels, and XL, Ernie Ball Cobalt and Slinky, Dunlop Super Bright, DR Fat Beams, and GHS Boomers.

    I've tried all these for a decent amount of time, and liked them all for specific things. To begin with, I'd say get the Boomers, Fat Beams, and Foundations. Those all sound very different from one another, and might give you a good idea of what direction you want to go.

    That said, if you want to go active, that East preamp is the only one I've tried, but it's pretty great.
    Iím going to whack some Elixir Stainless Steel Nanowebs on it as well as installed the Darkglass Tone Capsule and see how it goes, if It needs even more refinement then Iíll get nordstrand to build a custom set of rehoused Dingwall Pickups.


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    PRS SE Mark Holcomb (Alpha/Omega set) Drop C
    ESP LTD EC-1000 FR (EMG Het Set) D
    Jackson USA WR1 Absinthe Frost (EMG 81/85) D
    Ibanez MMM1 (Blackouts) Drop A
    Ibanez RGIT20FE-SBF (Loomis Blackout Neck/Mick Thomson Blackout Bridge) Drop C
    Ibanez SZ320 (ibanez/duncan pickups) Drop D
    Schecter Synyster Gates Custom (Invaders set) D
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    Default Re: NBD - German Made Warwick Streamer Standard 5

    I forgot to say this before, but a German Warwick is a wonderful thing, and yours looks awesome.
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