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Warwick Corvette $$ Double Buck 4-String Bass
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The Warwick Corvette $$ Double Buck bass guitar is similar to the other Corvette models, but distinguishes itself with unique electronics. It feature...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Warwick Corvette $$ Double Buck bass guitar is similar to the other Corvette models, but distinguishes itself with unique electronics. It features 2 powerful MEC humbuckers nestled closely in the center position, completely covering the legendary sweet-spot that so many basses miss completely. This configuration gives it a powerful, solid tone with depth and clarity. To make it versatile, 2 mini 3-way switches let you choose humbucker, single-coil, and parallel or series operation. The passive pickups are matched to the MEC 2-band active preamp, making it a true passive/active hybrid. The Double Buck features a select swamp ash body, an ovangkol neck, bell brass frets, high-quality hardware, and natural or transparent color oil finishes.
- Select swamp ash body
- Corvette body shape
- Ovangkol neck
- Dual MEC humbuckers
- 3-way coil tap switches for hum cancelling, single coil, or parallel/series pickup operation
- Bell brass frets
- High-quality components
Reviewed by 33 customers
Right before my father passed away for my birthday he took me to the guitar store near us and was going to upgrade me from a piece of junk yamaha bass to whatever i wanted O.o Best day ever! I spent about 6 hours playing from bass to bass, i ended up picking the $$ up. It was the best decision i ever made! it has such a perfect low end! After a few shows i noticed that people were coming up to me after and complimenting the sound of my bass! That's the closest thing a bass player gets to a compliment :P
I have owned this bass since they first came out and would never think of getting rid of it. I Traded a great Pedulla Rapture for it that was worth 3 times it's cost. The Pedulla was great too but only had 1 sound (1 soapbar pickup). The first thing I noticed when playing this bass was I had to turn the amp down considerably. Limitless sound options, very comfortable, Beautiful and modestly priced I highly advise on selection this bass over a similarly set up and priced instrument. The only flaw I can see is the natural finish has wear marks due to my aggressive slap style.
I own this and a fretless Corvette Standard. These are the basses I have been looking for for 35 years. Worth every penny. An instrument to last a lifetime. IMHO the finest mass-produced bass guitar in the world.
Played this bass today. Amazing. The tone is great, really growls, but it's not over the top. It feels amazing to play, the neck is perfect, though as others have said, thicker than most basses. It also has a really nice and thick fingerboard, which really adds to the tone. Plus, this bass is amazingly light. I couldn't believe how little it weighed. The electronics are great, I really like the way Warwick has wired this one. Two coil taps, a two band EQ, and a pickup pan and master volume. It really allows for a wide variety of tone. Plus,the pickups have a ton of power, even though they're passive. Whenever I buy a four string, this will probably be it. I currently have a five string Music Man Bongo, and I'd buy that bass over this one any day, but this Warwick still rocks.
I have played countless basses worth up to 5000 varying between fender, gibson, rickenbacker, Furnatello, Tobias, Hofner, and now this Warwick. I have been waiting a long time before making a decision between which bass to save up for and once i played this double buck, my mind was made up immediately. The tone is incredible and can be changed so much. I use it for everything from Hard Rock to Jazz and everythign inbetween. This bass' pickups are so hot that my amp is almost clipping the whole time, especially when in the full humbucking mode, which sounds sweet. All you need to do if you dotn like clipping is run it through a good DI Box. This bass also sounds much better through my OD Pedal than my old number one Jazz Bass. Pretty much this is the sweetest bass ive ever played, and if i ever got another bass, i would just buy a second one of these.The only thing i caution you about is when you are done playing, unplug it, because it only takes one day to drain your battery if you leave it plugged in the whole time. But the german engineering is so well designed that changing the battery is a breeze.The pickup selectors and treble and bass knobs allow you to make this bass sound any way you want, its incredible. And if you want two different soudns, pull the volume pedal to override all the eq nobs and get just the sound of the pickups, awesome feature.Once again, this is the best bass money can buy.
I have tried a few basses in my life, but this one blows them all away. The neck is a perfect fit for my hands, the frets are nice, and the pickups blow any other bass away. The only problem is that is a little heavy. Otherwise, I would totally recommend it.
This Bass is by far the best bass i've ever played. The neck is thick, so my hands don't cramp up, but not too thick that i can't move around the neck easily. The neck doesn't have much coating, so you get a real "wood" feel, which is fantastic. The body also has a wood feel, although it has color- the best of both worlds. The frets are a nice size, with 24 of them. The angled tuners make it easy to tune. The strap locks which come with it are great ( i would have added them if it didn't have it. Although that it is quite heavy, it just adds to the growl that it already has. It is also the most powerful bass i've played. With the on- board EQ, you can turn the bass up to over power any other bass. It's so powerful, you need a decently sized amp, just to bring out it's full potential. The only thing i added was a hipshot "bass extender" to automatically put it into "drop D" Although it is expensive, it is worth every penny!
There's not much you can't get outta this ax. I've got both the FL and fretted and both are easy to play and a blast to hear. If you want to put it thru a 60W combo for a small ensemble or quiet venue, it works perfectly. The swamp ash Covette is well balanced and not heavy like the older bubinga version. The obvious altenative choice would be dual PU MusicMan. For the extra money you get more useful controls, 24 frets, and a passive bypass. The main drawback of the Warwick is that the single coil settings are not noise canceling, there's only 2 bands of EQ, and the neck may be too fat for some players, but mostly it's a personal choice. The less obvious alternative is a G&L L2000 which is much less, but is still a rather similar option.I'm fortunate to have all 3 options on hand. You can't go wrong with any of them, and with fretted versions they are very similar, but if you want a fretless, the tone of the Warwicks neck will come thru markedly different and desirable compared to the others. The ebony on ovangcal neck is magic for FL, but the brass frets on the fretted version somewhat mask that woody quality.If the Warwick seems to be the most expensive option, go compare it to a bolt-on Spector, an "older second cousin" of the Warwick that is just incrementally better [great body contour, over-the-top electronics] for a whole bunch more money. If you're always in the same bands, and so you know what to expect, you can pick the bass that fits your band, but if you never know what's gonna come at you, the Warwick $$ is the most versatile and flexible. Even with the active system switched bypassed, which then means your tone knobs are dead, the PU panning and 3-way switches offer so much variation that you hardly miss the active EQ [especially since it's only a 2-band anyway].
An employee came over and started talking to me about basses and let me play this baby. He got it down and the first thing I noticed was how light it was compared to my current bass (Epiphone Thunderbird Goth). I love this bass, it's fretboard is smooth and easy to play on. It has a great balance and is extremely comfortable to play standing up or sitting down. The swamp ash gives it an awesomely unique tone that I want!!! I don't remember how long I played it and the more I played it the more I wanted it! Just can't wait till I can save up to get this beast!
Ok, I was given this bass as Christmas gift and at first it could not believe it. When I finally plugged it into my amp I was almost heart broken because it had absolutely no tone, but that is only because of the Warwick stainless steel strings that were on it. I made sure it wasn?t the bass by slapping on some fender 8250's and this thing blew me away. It is so easy to play and I love playing it every second. But one thing if you're going to buy this bass. The switches that make it hum cancelling and parallel bring out the true monster that this bass is and distort your amp if you don't have a higher end amp. Overall the growl is amazing, tone is amazing. It?s great for rock, metal and heavy playing, but I?m sure it?s good for other styles of music as well.