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Raising the standard for all basses in its price range.
This 6 string electric bass is beautifully made and has that characteristic low growl for which Warwicks are famous. As with all Warwicks, the Corvette Standard Bass Guitar 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 tones—studio quiet and incredibly punchy. Fitted with MEC active soapbar pickups, MEC active 2-way electronics, and chrome hardware. Deluxe gig bag.
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I played this used but it was in great condition. The pictures on here don't barely display what it looks like, it looks classy in person. I plugged it into an Acoustic B200, an amp which I own and I will hold against almost any other bass amp. This bass has a nice tone and sound but there are some drawbacks. The action is VERY LOW but there's no buzzing or anything so it's just kind of strange rather than a problem. This thing weights about 15 pounds. Warwick's all have a crazy weight due to the wood that Warwick uses but it's not just the body on this one, the neck weighs more than the body. Compared to other basses I've played, it's not as loud, the volume pot turned all the way up just wasn't as loud as the others. Overall this is a nice bass with a smooth sound that you could play any style with. Two main problems: weighs waaaaay to much, way too expensive but still worth a try.
I have a '99 Corvette, six strings. This bass is a sonic wall!. The B string allow slapping it without losing bright or distort the low frequencies. The Basslines pickups are amazing, and only with vol-balance controls, you can have several different sounds...and after you have to add the bass-high preamp controls! It can sound like a thunder or like a cristal. Also, I love its almost flat fingerboard and the oiled wood that feels very warm and friendly. The perfect stilistic detail for me are the black hardware that gives it a rough and mature scenic presence.Definitively, this will be my musical partner for many years, and I think it will be difficult to find a replacement (nevertheless, I will keep it anyway!).The only feature I don't particularly like is the access to higher notes, because the neck is so shifted into the body (or the body is too long, whatever), difficulting to play the high strings in high frets, but cm'on, this is a BASS guitar. Anyway, with a little practice, you can adapt yourself to play those notes.
Mine vette is from 98', as I think many would agree the 90's wicks were a tad nicer. I upgraded my pickups to Basslines, and threw it a Bartolini preamp @ 18 volts. If it weren't a tone monster stock, it certainly is now. The heavy body and neck provide ridiculous sustain. I used to play stainless strings, as I loved the crisp bite. However, I decided to switch to light nickels. The difference in tone is significant. It lost that tin-like sound, and embraced the warm mid-low growl you all hear about. Don't get me wrong-- the bass can still bite! The nickel just leave your fingers and frets happier. I'd definitely recommend this bass to anyone. They're gorgeous and sound incredible. It's my number one bass.
I played the first Warwick?s that came over to Canada around 15 years ago and fell in love with all of them then. The low end on these are unsurpassed but for mid and high register "note solo" type of playing it works just as well. The tone can be shaped quite well with just the onboard controls and make a crappy little amp sound 10 xs bigger. I use it for everything from rock to jazz gigs and it's versatile enough to do it all. After longing for one for 15 years I finally bought one and wouldn't trade it for anything. If you're serious about your playing it's the bass to go with. Get a big wide padded strap to compensate for the weight, and the price may be a bit high for some people but this bass will last longer than buying cheap.
This bass is great. I have always loved that trademark low growl that you get from these basses. This thing sounds good through any kind of rig you play through.
This bass is utterly amazing! There is something deeply stirring about this axe! It has a punch and growl that makes ya move. The quality of construction is peerless. Sure its a little heavy but the natural resonance of the exotic woods yeild low frequencies that more than compensate. This bass is richly satisfying and guarantees to take first place in your line up.
This bass is amazing. I was always partial to Warwicks because I did not like the tone my friends were getting with them. But when I finally sat down with this bass, I was amazed. The lows have very good sustain and the highs cut through very well. This bass is heavy, so I would reccomend some kind of strap with padding. I wouldn't hang this bass low because it is neck heavy. I would tighten the strap and play it higher up, because it gives you better access to the C string, and higher register notes, but will leave you with a bit of a reach for first position. Last, don't try to put this bass on a normal stand, the neck is wide and probably wont fit. It's a beast of an instrument, and I love it.
I own this amazing bass and i truly love it. The tone quality is unmatched and it has awesome lows as well as the highs. I have been searching for a long time for a bass of this quality and this Warwick stood out to me. The only set back i think is its price and it's just a little heavy but its definitely worth it.
This bass is nothing short of perfect. The tone is KILLER, with the right strings (DR stainless) the lows are punchy and perfect for any style (maybe a bit too agressive for country though) and the highs have a tendancy to sound as bright and sparkly as an acoustic guitar. The string spacing is perfect for slap-style playing, as is the tone. I only use it and my Brice V2 Custom 6-string fretless (another wonderful instrument)for all live and studio work. The sound blends in flawlessly with anything from a great drummer to congas to marching cymbals. The quality of the bass blew me away - it looks and feels great. Other reviews have said that it's REALLY heavy - they are right, but with a good padded strap it's not really that bad at all. It plays like a big stick of butter - you tell it to make a sound, and it makes it. Just like that. Even if you sit a first-time bass player down with it, it make them sound like the second coming of Jaco. I say that any intermediate to pro buy this bass. It's an investment that will pay off infinitely, both in value and playability, for years to come.
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