Andy has just taken delivery of his 16th bass. This time it is a German made Warwick Streamer Stage 1.
This stunning bass is new even though it was originally made in 2009. It started life with an oiled wood body from African Bubinga and was purchased by Sims Custom Shop just outside Ashford, Kent. The idea was to customise the bass in order to demonstrate just what they could do in their factory. Sims went to work on it adding high gloss white paint to the body, neck and even the fret board. The original gold plated hardware was replaced by black controls and the neck was cleverly modified to house 2 sets of blue LEDs.
The control switch for these was also added to the existing array of control knobs and they are powered by the same battery that powers the active circuitry. The bass has a through-neck design and is capable of producing an amazingly active sound with loads of low end grunt.
Andy considers himself lucky to have walked in by chance to Sims showroom whilst on a shopping trip to buy his son Jack a £20 jacket! (The new addition to his arsenal is so good to look at and listen to that even Andy’s wife didn’t put up too much resistance!).
I wonder what number 17 will be.....
January and February are generally quiet times for people and bands to
recover after the Christmas break, but don't worry, we'll be swinging into
action soon for another round of great music you can dance your socks off to!