Warwick Streamer 4 Active Dual HB Reviews
Color is sort of amber-clear oil finish with chrome hardware. Neck is very dark, a nice contrast with the lighter body wood, which looks like ash but is much heavier than most ash basses. Frets are brass.
I use it in small eclectic ensembles where the dual humbuckers [and other elements] produce a deep mellow tone no matter what the control settings might be.
If you're lightly built, it may be a poor choice for 4-hour stand-up gigs ... unless your breaks are really loooong .... It manages to be conservaive looking yet offers a complete break from the 'Leo looking' basses, and it has the Olde Skool tone like the old Leo basses, so it's a great alternative. It's prolly not a great ergonomic solution for slapmeisters, cuz it's got a 24 fret neck and not too much space between the neck and the PU's ... but it's a really great fingerstyle ax ... especially if you get to sit down ! I do wish it had a 3-band EQ ... but it's a very effective 2-band. Unfortunately, that means if you boost your mids by cutting BOTH the bass and treble, then you noticeably cut your maximum output. Better to cut at your rig, where you can cut the deep lows but not the low mids. On this 2-band you can't seperate them like that :-( So ... this ax offers cool tone, but it's definitely NOT a control freak's dream. Fortunately, it doesn't require endless knob twiddling to find a fave tone ! Since it plays well, sounds cool, and is reliable, it's worth a '4' [ignoring that it's kinda pricey in the US cuz it's a German import].Golem rated this unit on 2010-08-30.
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