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Warwick Corvette Standard Ash 5-String Electric Bass
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The body of the Corvette Standard Ash 5-String Electric Bass consists of 2 or 3 pieces of ash. With its shape, ergonomics, and sound the Corvette Sta...Click To Read More About This Product
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The deep, smooth resonance of ash combined with superior electronics.
The body of the Corvette Standard Ash 5-String Electric Bass consists of 2 or 3 pieces of ash. With its shape, ergonomics, and sound the Corvette Standard bass guitar satisfies the aspirations of the most demanding of electric bass players.
The MEC pickup combination and three controls provide flexible tone control, whether in the studio or onstage. The highly sensitive dynamic response of the Warwick Corvette 5-String Bass lets you articulate the most gentle of nuances or slap it for crisp, fat bass lines.
Warwick bass guitars are a unique synthesis of craftsmanship and technology. All of this contributes to the rich sound and stability of the finished instrument.
- Ash body
- MEC pickups
- 3 controls provide flexible tone control
- Scale: 34"
- Warwick Black Label M Strings
- Wenge Fingerboard
Corvette Standard Ash 5-String Electric Bass
- Fingerboard radius: 640mm
String Spacing: 16.5mm
Reviewed by 13 customers
Seems that every time a manufacturer decides to put a low B string on a bass, they automatically have to cram it full of electronics... and personally, I don't like the sound of 18-volt multi-band preamps (call me old school). I thought the only way I would ever own a high-quality, PASSIVE 5-string would be to have a private luthier make me one for a zillion dollars. Then I found the Warwick Corvette Standard. Just look at those lovely knobs... all three of 'em! Volume, pickup pan, and tone. For me, it's the ideal setup. I don't need an aresenal of tones, I need two: dark and punchy (for reggae/dub and folk/Celtic) and bright and punchy (for alt-country). So, a simple treble roll-off control on a bass that sounds naturally FANTASTIC is ideal.Workmanship is, of course, flawless (it's from Germany). The neck is, of course, an absolute log (it's a Warwick, you either love 'em or hate 'em). But the tone of this bass through my David Eden rig (Time Traveler head,2x12 cabs) makes me want to lay down on the floor and weep. It's huge, it's warm, it's growly and punchy and woody and organic... but it's NOT honky, quacky or brittle. It's extremely lively when played unplugged, which probably has a lot to do with the ash body (some Warwicks with heavier woods feel a bit dead to me). With the tone rolled off about 95% it sounds like a 70's vintage recording of a P-bass on steroids. Turn the treble up, and a good pop on the A string will shatter your beer bottle. This is the best sounding mass-produced bass I have ever played in my 28 years as a bassist. There's 60-cycle hum to deal with in some venues, but that's why E-H invented the HumDebugger.I gave this bass a 3 for features... because it doesn't have any! Actually, it does come with straplocks installed. And the gig bag is outstanding.If you're a 5-stringer who is sick of basses that can be tweaked to sound AWFUL in a dozen different ways, try this one. Plus, think of what you'll save on batteries!
I play a range of styles, my band plays in open A, I fill in as bass player at a couple churches, and I play in the pit for musicals every now and again. This bass does everything i need from a growling low A in open A that still hits as hard as the low B in standard, and crisp warm highs. works great in standard at churches and musicals with warm crisp highs and lows lol. I play a dean Q5 bass in shows sometimes if a break a string, or the battery in my wireless dies. The only problems ive had were i had to get the bridge filed one time to prevent spurs, and the screws backed out, but i went to the hardwere store and bought a longer bigger set of screws and put them in with wood glue no problems since. I was recently offered a partial endorsement to play spector basses and i turned it down because i didnt want to not be able to play the warwick on stage i love it that much.
I'm only 15 but I have my aspirations. I played one of these today. Full, beefy tone. The passive controls had HUGE effect on the tone; I was amazed. String spacing & B string are gonna take some getting used to coming from an Ibanez GSR200, but I fully loved the experience. Just can't imagine how it would sound through my church's sound system or an Ampeg.
Its not often i right a review but this bass deserves an excellent review. I had this bass for two years and i must say this thing is a beast. I took it to a gig and....WHOA!!! Some people aren't to thrill about the warwick signature growl but when you apply it to a live setting it kicks some serious Booty.one of the best features of this bass is the "B" string. I own and played almost everything out there... Dingwalls ,Roscoe and i even owned a sadowsky MV5. But the "B" string in the standard is the best in the business and i cant believe its a 34" scale. WOW!!!!! warwick must have the perfect formula for making a killer 5 string bass..
The neck is made of bubinga wood which is awesome it's the heaviest part of the whole bass. It can reach some pretty deep tones and has an amazing range. This bass is so playable because the neck is the perfect size you can play very fast on it.
I got this bass as a graduation gift when I graduated from high school , and Im not gonna buy any other type of bass again, this thing is a beast. Only complaint I wish it came with a hard cases not a gig bag but the roadrunner molded hardshell bass cases fits it. Ive played musicmans, fenders, gibsons, and rickanbaukers and this bass out plays them all and its cheaper than a five string american fender, and musicman, and there isnt a 9 volt that needs replacing every 2 or 3 weeks, the absolute best bass ever.
I have played many types of basses for the past 20 years and I can finally say that I found my dream bass. I play thru a Hartke system and this thing sounds killer in all styles of music. The funk sound is incredible and the pickups deliver tons of tone. The only drawbacks is the weight, heavy, and the maintenence needed to take care of the wood. Warwicks are pricey, especially the German made instruments, but it is well worth the coinage. Go buy a Warwick NOW!
Everyone knows Warwicks are amazing, sound, tone, and feel, warwicks has it all. This Warwick is still amazing even tho its a little cheaper then most warwicks. I was searchin for a new bass, i had the choice of either a musicman, warwick, or an ibanez, i got the warwick because it was the best choice for the price, and it was a little cheaper, that was a plus. Don't get me wrong or anything, musicman and ibanez basses are extremely amazing guitars, but this was the one for me. The finish is darker in person also, its so beautiful. Get this bass, you wont regret it.
I give this bass a 3.0 for features because it does not really have many "cool" features. However, this does not mean that the instrument is lacking. In a sense, because Warwick did not focus on adding little features here and there, the overall sound and quality of this bass was taken very seriously. The passive pickups sound extrememly wonderful, both punchy and deep/dark, just the sound I was looking for in a bass. The body fits very comfortably whether playing sitting or standing. And although many people complain about the wieght of Warwick instruments, I think that if it is something that you can deal with (if you're healthy enough), there is no reason not to love this instrument. The wood finish is, of course, very beautiful, much prettier than shown in the picture on this site. It is actually much "blacker." The action an playablitiy of the bass was set perfectly for me right out the box, I haven't had to make any truss rod, or bridge adjustments at all. For this price, I don't think the Corvette Standard (passive) can be beat. It is my new favorite to play, and I'm sure you'd feel the same.
Recently changed bands and styles, and found that my current bass was not so cohesive with this style of playing. I needed more low end, and crisper highs. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase, and would need a very convincing bass retail lobbyist to convince me to buy anything but Warwicks for the rest of my bass playing career. Enjoy, cheers