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Warwick Corvette Standard Bass

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The Warwick Corvette Standard Bass is beautifully made and has that characteristic low growl for which Warwicks are famous. As with all Warwick guita...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 Bass is beautifully made and has that characteristic low growl for which Warwicks are famous. As with all Warwick guitars and basses, it features premium tonewoods throughout: a bubinga body and 3-piece ovangkol neck with wenge fingerboard. This is a passive bass with a traditional tone and incredible punch. Fitted with MEC J/J pickups, MEC passive electronics, and chrome hardware. Warwick includes a deluxe gig bag with your Corvette Standard Bass.

FEATURES
  • Bubinga body
  • Ovangkol 3-piece neck
  • Wenge fretboard
  • MEC J/J pickups
  • Passive MEC electronics
  • Chrome hardware
  • 24 frets
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4.9

(based on 81 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

versatile, great tone

I got a Corvette Standard at GC about a year ago on clearance for $800. Best steal of a purchase I've ever made. If you like that "growling" tone (think...Read complete review

I got a Corvette Standard at GC about a year ago on clearance for $800. Best steal of a purchase I've ever made. If you like that "growling" tone (think Ryan Martini) this is your bass. The electronics are very versatile though, allowing you to dial in just about whatever sound you need. I'm running mine through a GK RB1001 and two Avatar cabs (2x10 + 2x12). Loud as hell with a bunch of headroom. The only downer is the weight, but it's worth it once you hear the sustain...

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Overrated

I always pick up this bass, just to hope it has changed, and finally play's well.it sounds so floppy and the strings are unresponsive and even stainless steel roundwounds feel like flats on...Read complete review

I always pick up this bass, just to hope it has changed, and finally play's well.it sounds so floppy and the strings are unresponsive and even stainless steel roundwounds feel like flats on warwicks. this is nowhere close to a slap and pop bass, and the passive setup with MEC's is frankly dull. i love the body, i love the look, i love the beefy neck, i like the adjustable bridge but it just plays and sounds terrible. if you like any brightness or response to your bass, dont buy a warwick.

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5.0

versatile, great tone

By cmhanck

from Chicago

I got a Corvette Standard at GC about a year ago on clearance for $800. Best steal of a purchase I've ever made. If you like that "growling" tone (think Ryan Martini) this is your bass. The electronics are very versatile though, allowing you to dial in just about whatever sound you need. I'm running mine through a GK RB1001 and two Avatar cabs (2x10 + 2x12). Loud as hell with a bunch of headroom. The only downer is the weight, but it's worth it once you hear the sustain...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sick tone

By Brendan-7sAT5

from Troy NY

I swapped out the old pickups with bartolini actives and it sounds amazing. i play in a rock/funk band and the slap tones on this are amazing if you like da funk buy this bass

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Give me a break!

By Time keeper.

from Chicago

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Other than a fancy finish and nice look, this bass is the worst. Tried it a few different times. Each time thinking, how can it be that bad, I must try it again. And each time it's the same conclusion.

 
5.0

Warwick is top notch

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Once you play this bass you will not to touch anything else, because its subpar. I love musicman, however this bass is far more versatile, though I would still buy a musicman for funk purposes. My warwick has bartolini pickups which makes it sound far better than the standard. The feel and sound is awesome, it plays itself, no buzzes, hisses, deadspots, etc. It is heavy, so it takes getting used to. For the price, why get a fender trash, that you have to greatly modify to get a decent versatile tone out of. Once you go Warwick, you'll never go back to fender.

 
5.0

A decent piece of wood

By Read

from King of Prussia, PA

For the price Warwick stuff is about as good as it gets. I slap around, am in a jazz ensemble, am in a folk ensemble, and also am in a rock cover band. The Warwick is excellent for much although the highs become to melodically bright. For a bass this price it is the best at producing harmonics (for Jaco enthusiats) that I have ever played.

 
5.0

Awesome

By Hellscream

from Colorado Springs, CO

I've been playing bass for 13 years now, and out of everything I've played this is by far the best. I'm sure some of the higher end Warwicks are much better, but compared to other basses in it's class this is the best. It is very resonant, and produces booming lows. The Neck width and radius is very comfortable resulting in a very smooth playing experience. The factory setup was perfect, all I had to do was tune the strings no other adjustments were necessary. If your looking for a well rounded bass look no further because this is it.

 
5.0

GREAT BASS

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've been playing bass for ten years and I've never seen a better bass. It works for any kind of music. The sound is so clear and it never goes out of tune. I really recommend this for beginners or professionals.

 
5.0

Great bass ... that grows with you!

By Play Bass

from LAS VEGAS, NV

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I've been looking at it for some time in the store and I finally broke down and bought it. Took it home and within a week 'I hated it'! But I kept on playing it and it's been 2 months now and I have come to love the thing. It's real heavy and long necked. But the tone and depth played through my Ampeg rig is just fantastic! The quality is true craftsmanship. The ability to adjust everything from neck to pickup and bridge makes it breeze to get just the right set-up for each taste. I have yet to perform or gig with it that someone hasn't come up to me afterwards to compliment my sound. It's not cheap, but it's worth every penny.

 
5.0

Versatile Sound & Feel

By Archiebass

from Boston, MA

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I've been playing bass for over 30 years and have owned many but this bass is the best I've played. Versatile tone and great feel with maximum adjustability. The Warwick Black strings give it that nice GROWL and I use these strings on all my basses now. If you can afford it, BUY IT.

 
5.0

Best Bass On Earth

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I recently pick up a Corvette Std. With a swamp ash body rather than bubinga, still with the same ovangkol neck and wenge fretboard. Best damn bass on the planet. Provides wonderful tight tones with no nast fret hum. Love how most hardware is adjustable. This is most certainly the greatest sounding/playing bass!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review

By bassman42

from Kentucky

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i bought this bass a few months ago used. it is hands down the best bass i have ever owned. granted, i havent owned any expensive basses. but still. i prefer this bass over a Fender American Jazz Bass any day. this bass will play whatever style of music you want it to. the minimal amount of knobs make dialing in on your tone simple and easy. this bass may not look like much, but it's worth the money and definitely one of the best basses you could ever own

 
5.0

primus god

By ChrisLewis

from Georgetown IN.

This bass is truly amazing its sound is so pure and the looks are to kill for. This bass delivers excellent sound for any type of music. The low thump or the funky slap styles this the one.

 
5.0

Best bass

By ryan baker

from Uniontown, Ohio

I have yet to see another bass out-do this bass. I have owned this bass for about 3 years now, and I'm just as satisfied as the day I bought it!

 
5.0

Perfect for any style or skill level!

By vVoodoomaster

from Undisclosed

At first when I was looking for a new bass (I already own a b.c.rich bass, barracuda bass and yamaha pecifica electric) I wanted something high quality but for a reasonable price. I looked into many models until I found the warwick corvette which I now own. Not only is it one of the most attractive guitars I've ever seen it also sounds better then it looks. When I pluged it in to a fender bassman for the first time it blew my mind. Although a bit heavy this guitar completely makes up for it with incredible looks and sound.

 
5.0

F'in fabulous!!!

By Tony-iJO.3

from Cement City, MI

This is one beautiful piece of work, It sounds so nice and the features are unbelievable. The only problem I have is that it leaves you with so many choices with the bridge that I dont know what to do. Not like its a bad thing. Its pretty expensive but the moment you hold it, you'll realize its deffinetly worth it.

 
5.0

Amazing

By Brian Williams

from Chicago

This bass can take a beating like no other bass. I beat my basses up badly when I play live, and this thing never goes out of tune, no matter how hard I play!

 
4.0

Corvette Sandard

By Marty P!!

from Cleveland, OH

I have a 1997 Corvette which has a much slimmer wenge neck and a brass nut. As for one you would buy in the store now, they are far less quality. The necks on the new ones are like baseball bats and are not made of wenge. The brass nut has been replaced by a plastic one, and if the bass isn't an active Corvette, they just don't sound that good.Anther thing I will say about these basses is that they are VERY heavy. I think mine was about 9-10 pounds on the scale. Doesn't sound too bad, but a 45 minute set with this bass will leave your back aching for sure. Also despite their reputation, these basses really don't play very well, sound is very dry and slap and tap styles really don't shine too much.However, these are beautiful looking instruments and they are built like tanks. So just decide what features are imporant to you before buying one.

 
5.0

Great Bass

By mdjbass1971

from Avoca, PA

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Great distinctive sound, beautiful wood construction, will get you noticed in any band...

 
4.0

Great Bass

By Hoekstrabass

from Oak Ridge, NJ

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This bass sounds awesome. The price may seem high, but once you play this bad boy you won't be complaining! Very reliable and sturdy!

 
5.0

Warwick Corvette Rules

By Thumper 11

from huntsville, AL

I have gigged with one I bought used 4 years ago, and I will never play anything else. Everybody that hears me play comments on the incredible tone. The horn comes up kind of far, and it is heavy, but it's worth it--you get use to it.

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