Warwick’s cooperation with Adam Clayton of U2 goes back to 2008, when Adam contacted Warwick-founder and managing director Hans-Peter Wilfer about building a bass with his specific specifications and requirements. In 2010 the first Adam Clayton Signature model, the Warwick Reverso was born.
In 2013 Adam Clayton bought a new Warwick Streamer CV featuring a P-pickup. He liked this bass so much that he expressed the desire to make this his new signature-instrument. From this collaboration, the Warwick Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature model was born. Adam showed and played this bass at the record release for U2’s new album “Songs of Innocence”.
In addition, Adam uses his new Warwick signature bass for recordings and live gigs all around the world and you can see Adam playing his new Signature bass on their 2015 Innocence + Experience Tour.
This Masterbuilt beauty is now available from the Warwick Custom Shop in Markneukirchen, Germany.
The new Warwick Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature model is characterized by the following special details:
- Maple machine heads
- Maple trussrod cover
- One piece maple neck
- Maple fingerboard with beautiful black block-inlays
- Brass nut and bridge
- Black/White/Black Custom Shop pickguard
- Passive Seymour Duncan P Quarter Pound (SSPB-3) pickup
- Passive MEC electronics
- Cream white high-gloss finish
- Selected swamp-ash body, extra light
With his new Streamer CV Signature, Adam Clayton proves once more his intimate affection to Warwick instruments. We at Warwick feel particularly distinguished by Adam Clayton with this new signature-instrument.
In the foreseeable future we will report about the "little brother", the Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line bass.
Warwick Adam Clayton Signature Model Specifications
•Neck Construction: Bolt on
•Headstock: Standard Warwick
•Headstock Angle: 11°
•Machine heads: Warwick Machine Heads with wooden knobs
•Nut: Warwick Just a Nut III Brass
•Scale Length: 864 mm / 34"
•Fretwire: Warwick Jumbo
•Frets: IFT – Invisible Fretwork Technology
•Fret material: 21 Jumbo Bronze (extra hard) frets (Width: 2.9 mm / Height: 1.3 mm)
•Fingerboard Wood: Maple
•Fingerboard Inlays: Black Block Inlays
•Neck Wood: One piece Maple Neck
•Neck Shape: Standard Warwick
•Fingerboard Radius: 9 1/2" / 241 mm
•Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 21 mm
•Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 24mm
•Neck Width at Nut: 38,5mm
•Neck Width at 12th Fret: 54mm
•Bodywood: selected Swamp Ash, extra light
•Pickguard: Black Pickguard
•Pickup: passive Seymour Duncan P Quarter Pound (SSPB-3)
•Electronics: Passive MEC Electronic
•Layout: Volume / Bass / Treble
•Control Knobs: Dome speeds
•Bridge System: Warwick 2 pcs. Bridge Brass
•Hardware color: Chrome
•Strap Locks: Warwick Security locks
•String gauge: Warwick EMP strings 045" - 105" (38200M)
•Packing: Flight Case by RockCase® (RC 10830 SA W)
•Finish: Creme White High Polish
For more information, please visit Framus & Warwick at: www.warwick.de