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Warwick Corvette Standard Fretless Bass Guitar
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The Corvette Standard is beautifully made and has that characteristic low growl for which Warwick basses are famous. As with all Warwicks, the bass f...Click To Read More About This Product
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Raising the standard for all electric basses in its price range.
The Corvette Standard is beautifully made and has that characteristic low growl for which Warwick basses are famous. As with all Warwicks, the bass features premium tonewoods throughout: a bubinga body and 3-piece ovangkol neck with wenge fingerboard. This is a passive bass guitar with a traditional tone and incredible punch. Fitted with MEC J/J pickups, MEC passive electronics, and chrome hardware. Includes deluxe gig bag.
- Bubinga body
- Ovangkol 3-piece neck
- Wenge fretboard
- MEC J/J pickups
- Passive MEC electronics
- Chrome hardware
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After decades of searching I've finally discovered an electric bass worthy of a superior personal evaluation and nice enough for me to recommend.I have recently used (among many others w/ and w/o frets...Read complete review
After decades of searching I've finally discovered an electric bass worthy of a superior personal evaluation and nice enough for me to recommend.I have recently used (among many others w/ and w/o frets over the years) fretless basses from Hofner (don't ask), Fender Jazz, Fender Precision, Ibanez (I forget the "SR" number) and Yamaha. They are all extremely responsive and playable basses (I've never played a bass I didn't like).My most recent bass was fretted from Pedulla. A truly remarkable instrument! At the first rehearsal to which I took the Pedulla I began having difficulty with the frets. NOT Pedulla's fault. If I had had time I may have ordered a fretless from Pedulla. However, on the way home from that rehearsal I stopped by my friendly local Guitar Center to see what was up in fretless basses. There were two there. A Warwick Corvette Standard and a used Pedulla Rapture 5 string. I am a great advocate of 5 strings (specially that low B!!) but cannot adapt - too many years of playing to accept that the B is not the E and the spacing had caused problems too. Great for improvisation, but for me, not so hot with anything else. I avoided even trying. I already knew. And then there was this beautiful hunk of wood hanging there unobtrusively. The Warwick (new) - and no frets! WhooHoo! I asked, they said OK, I auditioned, I liked VERY much. "You take trades?" Out to the car I went returning with the Pedulla. "Take a look," says I. They did. A deal was struck when I agreed to a small monetary investment if they would change the strings for me.Believe me I got the better deal. I don't care what $$ GC might make. I walked out with an instrument I could play without a significant break-in and that I could use NOW. The Warwick documentation is as obtuse as any. The difference being that their docs seem to be geared more toward the player than most. Even I could understand some of the periodic adjustments required.Passive electronics, (welcome home old guy - and who isn't working with more power than most of us need? Buy the power! Just KEEP IT DOWN!) ebony fingerboard and extraordinary "playability" are awaiting my fingers.Did I mention a tendency toward verbosity when I like something?Try it. Any luck, you might like it. Almost as much as I.
Most Liked Negative Review
not as good as it looks
This bass is really heavy, it hurts your shoulders from the weight, and they could at least put lines where the frets are, besides that this bass sounds great but is overpriced for...Read complete review
This bass is really heavy, it hurts your shoulders from the weight, and they could at least put lines where the frets are, besides that this bass sounds great but is overpriced for what you get.
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Simplicity is everything with this bass. This corvette is as basic as a Warwick gets, but still has the signature Warwick sound. I played this bass a few times at a local store and was blown away. A bolt on neck thats fat, but comfortable at the same time, with a smooth feel. Tight, punchy mids that dont get in the way. Low end thats never muddy. Crisp highs. About the best tone you can get out of any passive fretless. A little pricy, but still a far better value than a jazz bass in my opinion. If you got the bread, go for it.
I walked in to Guitar Center hoping to find a used Steinberger. I tried this one and almost bought it. It plays nice and sounds fantastic. If I was single, I'd own it.
Someone else already stated this,quality quality quality...Warwick basses (not rockbasses by warwick) are excellent quality. They are made from the highest grade of woods which give them a distinct tone. Some may not like the tone they're getting, but these have a very low end growl from them. They have a natural sound to them (the sound of the wood). They are good for many types of music and not just metal. After only a few fretless basses to choose from, I knew warwick was the one for me. I've learned on a fretless jazz bass with lines. But this corvette is unlined and I can play by feel and sound (the best feature about this other than the material/quality). Other bass companies should stop putting lines on fretless basses...it doesn't look right.
I'm only 13 years old, so I'm not super experienced, but of all the basses I've played (which is a TON), this was the best. I originally played upright bass so a fretless was a perfect transition. This is a great bass with a sweet look.
I play both double bass and electric bass, and my new Warwick Corvette fretless is a doubler's dream! It's fast and clean neck is about the width of my upright, so there's much less cross-over shock (playing in tune from bass to bass is MUCH easier). When playing on stage with a symphony orchestra, looks DO matter, and this bass gets everyone's respect right away. It's clean mids and bell-like highs are never overpowered by the bass growl for which Warwick is famous. As for quality, it is one of the few electrics that can stand up to the level set by violin makers. I may even give up my'66 Precision and buy one with frets! (A hard case would be nice for such a great bass.)
I just bought this after owning a FNA jazzman 5.The sound is to die for and the quality is top notch.Heavy as a bowling ball but that sound is worth the weight.
The guy that reviewed before me needs to get a clue. I've been around for a while, and you can not find a better fretless for this price or for even a few hundred $$ more. If you need lines on a fretless bass you're missing the point. Learn how to slide man. Yes it is heavy, but you'll get used to the weight. Quality. quality, quality!
I've played basses from all across the spectrum. This is probably the best bass yet. Although I prefer neck thorough this bass is solid and stable. It's a bit heavy but that's just fine. The neck/fingerboard is fast and oh so smooth. The pickups get a great low end but this bass has the best high end I've ever heard. This is basically the greatest bass ever and if they made 5 and 6 string versions(and I had the cash) I would have it in my hands playing it. GO BUY THIS BASS!!!!
In Corvette Standard Fretless models fingerboard wood is not wenge but ebony. This bass is not painted so you can feel real/live wood (waxing required time to time) but humidity changes doesn't affect it at all. It's quality remembers me of Carl Thompson basses ;)
My Warwick put a new feel to the Jazz Band I play in. It has a dominating power that sets a good solid back bone for any jazz style. The weight issue is not bad and it fits your hand either on the pickups or the start of the finger board. Overall it is a great bass for people who want to take their playing serious.