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The Warwick Corvette $$ Double Buck bass guitar is similar to the other Corvette models, but distinguishes itself with unique electronics. It features 2 powerful MEC humbuckers nestled closely in the center position, completely covering the legendary sweet-spot that so many basses miss completely. This configuration gives it a powerful, solid tone with depth and clarity. To make it versatile, 2 mini 3-way switches let you choose humbucker, single-coil, and parallel or series operation. The passive pickups are matched to the MEC 2-band active preamp, making it a true passive/active hybrid. The Double Buck features a select swamp ash body, an ovangkol neck, bell brass frets, high-quality hardware, and natural or transparent color oil finishes.
Reviewed by 33 customers
I have owned this bass since they first came out and would never think of getting rid of it. I Traded a great Pedulla Rapture for it that was worth 3 times it's cost. The Pedulla was great too but only had 1 sound (1 soapbar pickup). The first thing I noticed when playing this bass was I had to turn the amp down considerably. Limitless sound options, very comfortable, Beautiful and modestly priced I highly advise on selection this bass over a similarly set up and priced instrument. The only flaw I can see is the natural finish has wear marks due to my aggressive slap style.
Right before my father passed away for my birthday he took me to the guitar store near us and was going to upgrade me from a piece of junk yamaha bass to whatever i wanted O.o Best day ever! I spent about 6 hours playing from bass to bass, i ended up picking the $$ 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
Yeah, so I've owned this bass for over 2 years and was very impressed upon purchasing it. While I've considered parting with it a handful of times for something else (I'm never satisfied), I just can't seem to let it go. The craftsmanship is world class, as is the sound. Reliability is not a concern, and the look is down right BA. The $$ is so limitless I now play in a metal band that drop tunes to B, and all I did was re-string with some .125 DR tapered cores and the Warwick played perfectly with only a bridge adjustment. Germans rule!
I tried this bass at a local music store and I was quite impressed. The one I tried was black, and I loved the finish- you can feel the grain and it was very comfortable and easy to play. The only thing that could have been better is that the neck is sorta thick or chunky, either that or it just feels different from my p-bass. I love the sound of the humbuckers and like the sounds you can get with the 3-way switch for each pickup. Overall this is a beautiful and amazing bass- if I ever got the money I would definitely buy it.
I first played this bass 4 years ago, and it didn't leave my head till I bought one about a year ago. It has a perfect neck, flexible tone, and a totally unique growl that every bassist should crave. Not one regret about buying it, its been the best investment I have made as a bass player. One problem with this bass is that it is very easy to scuff it up, so if your a freak about keeping all your gear in mint condition be careful. Having played Js, Ps, Stingrays, Bongos, and a few Tobiass, its easy to say this is my favorite bass ever.
When I was looking for a bass, money was not a concern. I wanted a bass that could match the various notions I had in my mind. I fell in love with the warm sound and the punch this bass provided. I tried a lot of basses, but I couldn't stop thinking about this one. The neck was a little thick for my really small hands, but Warwick made an adjustment for me (as I had mine ordered with a couple tweaks.) The only problem I have found is that when I get aggressive with the bass, the the strings pop against the pickups, so I had to lower them to suit my playing. Someone commented on not playing it like it owes you money, but I can't help but get into this beast. With this much versatility of sound, I can't imagine not having this bass. I am thinking about a Modulus 5 string FL addition as that bass plays so smooth and is extremely comfortable and not as bright as I though it would be; but I will always use my Warwick. It has a sound that is all it's own. Unique, sweet, and exactly what you think of when you think of that perfect bass sound. I am only considering the Modulus b/c i want a fretless and a 5 string for versatility in some songs. The Warwick will remain my mainstay.
I read all the reviews about this bass and did all kinds of research about it so I had pretty high expectations. When I first got to try it I was completely blown away. It's incredibly light, the fret board is smooth and easy to play and the range of sound you can get is absolutely incredible. I play it through my ampeg 8x10 cab with an SVT 1000 head and it's the best sounding bass I've ever played. I compared it to a musicman stingray and the $$ wins hands down. I recommend this bass to anyone who is serious and wants an amazing bass.
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!
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].
This bass is sick. It sounds great, it looks great, it feels great, its a Warwick 'nuff said. My only problem is the pickups are installed a little close to the strings and will pop if the strings hit the pickups, but you can fix that by lowering the pickups and not playing the bass like it owes you money. Forget the price, its worth the quality and dont let the fact that you only get a gig bag effect your decision, youre paying for a bass and your money will be well spent.