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RockBass by Warwick Corvette Basic 5-String Bass   

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Get rubber on all 5 strings!

A killer deal on a poppin' thumper with active MEC pickups and 2-band electronics that let you dial-in your tone to perfection. The 2-piece alder body bolts up to a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.

FEATURES
  • Active MEC pickups
  • 2-band active electronics
SPECIFICATIONS

Corvette Basic 5-String Bass

  • Scale: 34"
    Warwick Red Label M strings
    Bolt-on neck
    Rosewood fingerboard
    String spacing: 16.5mm
    RockBass one-piece bridge
    Setup tools: 5mm and 1.5mm Allen wrenches (included)
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4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

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5.0

Anything but 'basic

By William J.

from Chicago

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I don't know about the other guys who posted it's not a "real" Warwick or, "for that small amount of money its okay as a 2nd bass". I've been playing over 30 years and it only takes a couple of minutes to know whether a bass is a pedigree or a mutt. This is no mutt. Bottom end fills out nicely and the highs are quite clear and articulate. As far as the price goes, it's not lunch money but it doesn't require taking out a second loan on the house. Besides, PRICE does NOT equal QUALITY. a 2ND bass??? This can be your Alpha bass. Don't put on airs and buy a boutique bass, it'll only collect dust because you will play the warwick.

 
4.0

Great bass for the price

By Low-B

from Melbourne, Florida

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I love this thing. It's lightweight and plays great. The only problem I have had yet is the jack. It's not a standard jack like Fender, so if it goes, you should have some on standby to replace it. Other than that, you can't go wrong with this baby.

 
5.0

Warwick kicks #&!

By Deftone798

from Michigan

I love this bass, it just has that Warwick sound that no one can top. The only complaint I have is that it goes through batteries a little quicker than other basses, but it's worth it. No matter what style of music you play, this bass is awesome.

 
5.0

Awsome!!

By James Council

from Newport News, Virginia

I purchased the Rock Bass January 08, I very please at the overall full sound. I highy recomend this bass...

 
5.0

whee

By heavymetalbassmasta

from boiling springs,nc

Nice bass for the price. Oh yeah people say it eats batteries, you have to unplug the cable from the bass or it will eat the battery. Remember that and yeah you should be fine. Buy this if you want something around the price.

 
5.0

It rocks me

By Cheshire

from Crystal River, FL

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This bass is the best bass I have ever played. It sounds awesome. It fits like a glove and plays so smooth I just glide up and down the fret board. Every note hit rings out clear and rich from high to low . I have played the more expensive models and they sound the same but are much heavier in weight. I actually like this lower end model opposed to the higher end model because it is lighter and the neck is thinner wich gives me better action. My only complaint is the 1/4 plugin seems to drop out some times I will be playing and everything is still pluged in but no sound if I just barely touch the cord or jack the sound come back. So there is something not right with that. I'm going to get in touch with warwick and see what they can do about that but overall this bass is perfect for anyone. I hope they make a red stain I'll buy that one also. Warwick is the best bass company out there.

 
5.0

Love the sound

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Great bass, great growl, I love it!

 
5.0

Good bass

By BoyWonder

from Portland, ME

Good bass, didn't care for the pickups too much though.

 
5.0

Power. Playability. Prime Choice.

By Bassadilla05

from Houston, TX

This bass was a great transition from 4 to 5-string for me. The decreased 16.5 or so mm spacing is great for finger playing and not too small for slap bass. It also makes the neck width increase from a 4-string nearly negligible. The pickups are beautiful, wonderfully placed for great tone, and the preamp gives great ranges of tones to use with any style of playing and dishes out a massive ammount of power. It serves my sound alot better than my Fender Standard P-Bass, which was always a little weak sounding, and the position of the pickup wasn't where I really wanted to pluck. My only complaint with it is the bridge, which is one piece instead of Warwick's usual separated bridge and saddle which is a joy to use. Neck joint is very comfortable for playing way up on the fretboard, angled tuners are very convenient, and the bass balances itself nicely. It's a beautifully built bass that sounds as good as basses in the thousand dollar price range. Great for intermediate players wanting to go 5-string or go with active electronics. You get more than you pay for.

 
5.0

Great quality bass

By Rob-BDIg.

from England

I play a black version of this bass. I love it to bits. It's sturdy so it won't break EVER (within reason) and has a fantastic deep and VERY growly bottom-end. To be honest, I've played many-a-Warwick bass in the past and this bass goes to show that Warwick doesn't let their standards slip when making a cheaper bass. I can't find any difference in sound or playability. The only difference between this and a "true" Warwick is that the nuts and tuning keys are make out of plastic. Don't let this put you off because they are just a durable and pretty, and besides many bass manufacturers use plastic nuts as opposed to metal ones. This bass is great for starters and more accomplised musicians who perhaps cannot afford an expensive version of the same thing. The pickups on my model are active (I recommend using active electronics because they create the sound you expect from Warwick). I tried a passive version in the shop and as soon as I plugged the active in, I knew what to buy. (Also. note that the passive version is much heavier. To change the batteries on this model you have to undo 5 screws at the back, but this is no real hardship as the batteries last for upto 3000 hours! This bass has been crafted in Korea under strict supervision of Warwick (in Germany) so there is little or no change in the quality of production. The pickups are the same as the ones used on the expensive Warwicks, so there is little or no change in the tone either. The strange thing about playing this bass is the fact that it is very neck-heavy. Be prepared for this if you're are a Fender or Ibanez player especially. Overall I would recommend this bass to absolutely anyone.

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