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Warwick Corvette Standard 5-String Bass Guitar

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The Warwick Corvette Standard 5-String Bass Guitar is beautifully made and has that characteristic low growl for which Warwicks are famous. As with a...Click To Read More About This Product

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Raising the standard for all basses in its price range.

The Warwick Corvette Standard 5-String Bass Guitar is beautifully made and has that characteristic low growl for which Warwicks are famous. As with all Warwick guitars, it features premium tonewoods throughout: a bubinga body and 3-piece ovangkol neck with wenge fingerboard. This is an active bass capable of a full range of modern bass tones”studio quiet and incredibly punchy. Fitted with MEC J/J pickups, MEC active 2-way electronics, and chrome hardware. Includes deluxe gig bag.

Bubinga body
Ovangkol 3-piece neck
Wenge fretboard
MEC J/J pickups
MEC active 2-way electronics
Chrome hardware
24 frets
Angled-back keys for easier tuning
Includes deluxe gig bag

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I've got an old one, but it's awesome

By VpShockWave

from Tyler, TX

I bought a '96 model Corvette Standard 5 String off Ebay. I've fixed it up, and boy is it awesome. Mine is beautiful. My '96 has passive pickups and simple tone control/pickup blend. But it's still amazing, so I can imagine how this new one would sound with two band EQ and active electronics.Bottom line, buy one.


The best bass at any price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Bottom, top, middle, growl, punch, sustain, quality. I'm hooked. It's heavy, but that's the only negative. This bass is better than all of the other higher priced basses that I tried.


Warwicks are all quality

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I highly recommend anyone looking for a bass to buy a Warwick. They are the best sounding basses out there, and the looks are great too. Very high quality.


Just Awesome

By Stuart V

from Perth, Australia

I had my heart set on a 5 string Jazz Bass but luckily my guitarist convinced me to try the warwick corvette standard and its the best bass I've ever heard, seen or played. It makes other bassists jealous and can make an awesome sound through ANY amp. I'd recommend one without hesitation!


The last bass I'll ever get

By TwistedLance

from Kansas City, MO

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The tone that I get out of this bass is simply amazing. The quality and feel of a warwick is unmatched and this bass shows it perfectly. Paired up with my 1,200 watt amp this thing rules the stage, I've never seen anything like it.


Sanctified Sound

By Ric-a-shaw

from Payson Az

For several years I owned what I considered to be some pretty nice bass guitars. One day in a music store I was encouraged to try a Warwick Corvette Standard 5-string. I was hooked. It took me a year to save enough to buy one and I don't have a single regret. I've played it at church 3 times a week for over a year now without a single problem. It is so nice to walk into a music store and know that nothing sounds better than what I already own.


Great sound, great price

By fivestringbassplayer

from Columbus, Nebraska

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If you want a good quality sounding bass for a good price this is a nab. I'd prefer having some humbuckers but that can come on another bass. It only takes moments to get this this to sound good through an amp.


Great bass

By Nelson Jacobson

from Michigan

I feel that this bass is perfect for anyone who wants to play a high quality Instrument for a great price. This bass has it all for players who are entering the more advanced world of bass. I've had mine sinse i was about 7 and it's still one of my main basses.


Hip Replacements Bass

By Wally H

from Portland, OR

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I have hated this bass since I first picked it up, but it sounds so much better than anything else, I'me stuck with it. I still have yet to find anything that competes. When I bought it I played a Music Man, a Fender J, and this. I played the Warwick last and asked my drummer "can you believe this stupid gimmicky thing," and he said the Warwick was certainly the best. I bought it, knowing he was right, and have not regreted it yet. It rips because it penetrates through the music to the back of the audience, with unbelievable clarity. It's not so easy to play at first, but your fingers will get stronger. It sucks because it is so damn heavy, and looks rediculous, but if you want sound, this is the bass for you. P.S. I only rated the features as a 5 because it is simple. For me, that is a ten, but other people have different standards for which to judge.


Mighty Beefy

By BassMent-vYy_T

from Chicago, IL

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Think of a thick, juicy porterhouse steak, cooked to rare, wonderful perfection and you've got the idea. This bass is all about the low and low mids. The strong thundering tone are most excellent. A mid cut/boost would be a dreamy addition and be ready, because this bass weighs a ton. (I know, I own a metal neck Kramer four and eight string.) I was able to get it on loan while I wait for my fretless version to arrive, which I expect will be one killer axe.


Great Bass

By Brad-koaqx

from Ontario

I've played this bass a few times at a music store not too far away from my house, and I have to say it blows away everything I have ever played. The sound quality, the feel of the body and neck, it was just easy to play too. I own an Ibanez 5 string, Squier Precision bass, and a Yamaha RBX170, yet none of them met up to par with the Warwick. Even though its pretty expensive, you are definately getting your money's worth.



By Jimbo-7P06k

from Forked River, NJ

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I own an Ibenaz with the wizard neck. Easy to play. My wife drove me nuts, so I gave it to her. I bought a 4 string Corvette. Nice. I went and played the 5 string and fell in love. I bought it. Exchanged the gig bag for a hard case. Big fat neck. My playing style is going to change some, but it's all about taht bottom end growl. Records great.


Simply the best

By Matt Woodall

from KY

I bought my Standard 5 about 2 years ago, and I can say this is the best bass I have ever owned. I have only had to replace the input jack once, and have had no other problems with it, and I play lots of gigs with her. Awesome tone, especially with new strings. Great recording tone. The only thing I would switch to would be the streamer stage series. Buy it, you will never regret it.


Pure Bass

By ZackStonehigh

from West Palm Beach, FL

If you want a bass that can plug into any amp and just kick you right in the face from the start, than this is the bass for you. Perfect For all styles of Rock.


The legend.

By Trevor-4si4x

from Springfield

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This bass has exeeded all the basses I have ever owned. Its punchy low end can only be immitated but not pulled off by any other bass. I have found the love of my life!


Almost perfect

By gsivers

from Orange, NJ.

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I bought this bass after playing it for hours at the store on a line 6 amp. I played many other basses that day on the same amp and chose the warwick. I was happy until I got home and plugged it into my ampeg 210 and was extatic. As great as this bass is it gets even better when matched up with great gear. I have done a few private recordings and was amazed at the quality of the tone. It rumbles when I do the r&b thing and growls when I do the rock thing. I also own basses from fender, brice and yamaha and trust me, the Warwick is doing things the others can't. I give this bass a 9 for features because I would like 3 way electronics. In which case I could always get the streamer 2 which in my opinion is the best and most versitile warwick, but at twice the price, I will stick with my corvette st.


The perfect bass, except the weight. 12lbs. Ouch!

By Brian-ijOEC

from Mesa, AZ

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Everything you want in a bass. 2 band EQ. Nice string spacing. Wonderful bridge and adjustable nut. Flawless quality throughout. This bass is very heavy. If you are strong, you're not strong enough. Start working out. A couple of hours on stage will bring you to tears.



By RkujUbhDo

from Omaha, NE

this bass is 1000x better than the run of the mill fender american jazz and for not too much more. the woods absolutely glow. the low end is incomparable. i chose this over the music man because it doesn't accentuate the treble nearly as much, but focuses mainly on the low-mids. a sure investment.


This guitar is so awesome in quality and sound

By warwickguy666

from La Habra

My idol Rick Martine uses Warwick Corvette Standards and he rocks! This guitar is so awesome in quality and sound!


You need a warwick!

By Yourdudness080-I_Xvk

from Quito, Ecuador

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Mine is a corvette pro line 5 which is higher end version of the corvette standard. Anyway This is a fantastic bass with the signature warwick growl that is famous among pros worldwide. Beautiful, top notch flawless finish, nice contour on the body, smooth neck it is really a perfect bass the only two things worth mention as a problem is the first, that for a bass in this price range it should come with a hardshell case, but the gig bag included is very nice though.The second thing is that because of the saddle on the lower b string you can ONLY use tapered strings and there are not many manufacturers doing sets for this bass. Sure you can make a special order for a tapered low b string but anyway I think Warwick should just make the saddle in their bridges a little different and cut the crap with the string problems.

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