Warwick Introduces 5-String Streamer CV Bass
Warwick’s Streamer CV bass is getting a little bigger with the introduction of a five-string model to the lineup. The model, which was originally debuted in 2013, combines the company’s Streamer model with a vintage aesthetic.
The Warwick Streamer CV 5 is built with a US swamp ash body matched with a one-piece maple neck topped by a rosewood fingerboard for fretted versions and a tigerstripe ebony fingerboard for fretless versions. Fretted models have 21 jumbo bronze frets that are finished with Warwick’s Invisible Fretwork Technology. A cream pickguard sets off the retro look.
Warwick fits the bass with a set of passive MEC J/J Alnico V pickups paired with passive MEC electronics. The controls include volume knobs for each pickup as well as tone controls for treble and bass.
The Warwick Streamer CV 5 comes in natural oil, colored oil, and high polish finishes. It’s made at the Warwick Custom Shop in Markneukirchen, Germany and is available for order now starting at $3,399.
Warwick Streamer CV 5 Bass Specs:
|Scale Length:||34″ (long scale)|
|Tuners:||Warwick machine heads with wooden knobs|
|Nut:||Just-a-Nut III Brass|
|Neck:||1-piece maple neck|
|Fingerboard:||Rosewood fingerboard (fretted), Tigerstripe ebony fingerboard (fretless)|
|Side Dots:||Illuminated Side Dots|
|Frets:||21 Jumbo Bronze (extra hard) frets with IFT - Invisible Fretwork Technology|
|Body shape:||curved body shape|
|Body (top / back):||US swamp ash body|
|Pickups:||Passive MEC J/J Alnico V pickups|
|Electronics:||Passive MEC electronics|
|Potentiometer:||Volume (Neck) / Volume Bridge / Tone Treble / Tone Bass|
|Bridge system:||2-piece solid brass Warwick Bridge|
|Strap pins:||Warwick security locks|
|Finishes:||Natural oil finish, Colored oil finish or High polish finish|
|Hardware color:||Black, Chrome or Gold hardware|
|Strings:||Warwick EMP-strings 045″ – 135″ (38301M)|
|Accessories:||Warwick User Kit|
|Case:||Flight Case by RockCase (RC 10830 SA W)|
|Certificate:||Individually issued certificate of authenticity|
Pricey but its most likely worth every penny.
For that price you could get a high quality custom made bass.
I love Warwick and have owned several over the years. They are still my over all favorite. But I have to say that I hate when they put pick guards on there basses!
Also yeah the price is a bit high.