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Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric Bass  Natural

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The Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic is beautifully made and has that characteristic low growl for which Warwick basses are famous. As with all Warwic...Read More

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Warwick quality, affordably priced.

The Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic is beautifully made and has that characteristic low growl for which Warwick basses are famous. As with all Warwick basses, this 5-string bass guitar features premium tonewoods throughout: an alder body and a 3-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. The 5-string bass adds passive MEC electronics and a passive MEC J/J pickup combination. 4 control knobs (volume, balance, tone, and tone) provide flexible control in the studio and onstage. The highly sensitive dynamic response of the Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic lets you articulate the most gentle of nuances or slap it for crisp, punchy basslines.

FEATURES
  • Bolt-on neck
  • Alder body
  • 3-piece maple neck with Ekanga veneers
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Scale length: 34" (long scale)
  • 24 frets
  • Passive MEC J/J pickups
  • Passive electronics
  • Easy Access electronics compartment
  • Natural oil finish
  • Warwick tuners
  • Just-A-Nut III
  • 2-piece Warwick bridge
  • Chrome hardware

SPECIFICATIONS

RockBass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric Bass

  • Fretboard radius: 20"
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WarwickRockBass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric Bass
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great bass for a great price

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from Ohio

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Pros

  • Customizable
  • Customizeable
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Stability
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric Bass:

      I've been a guitarist and an on-again, off-again bassist for the last 10 years, and in that time I've owned and played many high-quality basses: This Warwick is the second best one I've played, only beaten by a German Warwick.

      First off, I have to mention the stability. This bass feels right. The strings aren't loose or flubby, it stays in tune perfectly and is eminently customizable to your setup tastes. Out of the box, I only had to do some slight tweaking of the truss rod to get it where I wanted it. And with the quick-access truss rod cover and extra long wrench, it was the easiest truss adjustment I've ever made.

      As for tone, the passive MEC pickups do not disappoint. I'm a tinkerer, and it's rare that I stick with stock pickups. But in the Warwick, I'm completely satisfied with the tone. Even the tone knobs have a wide sweep, giving you a surprising amount of control over your tone on a passive bass. No need for a pickup change.

      My biggest complaint is the wood...with the oil finishes (mine is Nirvana Black), the German ones stand out because of the stunning grain of the wood. On these alder bodies, with a dark oil finish, the wood grain is boring and barely noticeable. Still, it's a small price to pay for a great sounding, stable, great feeling bass.

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      4.0

      Solid bass with good tone

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      from Memphis TN.

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

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          Comments about Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric Bass:

          Good quality for the money. Solid with good tone.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice product!!

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          from Houston, Tx

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric Bass:

            Great bass. Nice sound, light and smooth neck and fret board. Great product and affordable.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I own this and love it

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            from Florida panhandle

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric Bass:

              I've had one of these for almost 4 years. When you get this have someone set up both ends of the neck. The strings on mine are less than 1/8 inch from the top of the frets the entire 24 fret length - meaning my left hand never gets tired. I also had the strings set in a curve to match the fingerboard. When you get it, don't just play through a 4 X 10 cab. You gotta hear this through a 2 X 15. This bass will churn your tummy when paired through 15s. Yes it's heavy. Big deal. Build a bridge and get over it. Get it. I'm glad I did.

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              (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing bass for any style.

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              from Brooklyn MD

              Comments about Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric Bass:

              I want to start out by saying i gave this bass a 9 only in the fact that i wish it was a bit higher end, and also a bit neck heavy( just buy a thick strap and youll balance it just fine) With that said im still extremely satisfied and happy. I own a warwick! not many can say that. For this price it cant be considered a cheap cheasy bass its still pricy, and most of the time at this price you know its going to be of good quality.i bought this as a birthday present to myself to own a really good pretty high end bass in honey violin, i wanted to get that traditional warwick natural wood look.I play death metal, black metal, thrash metal. rock , classic rock and guess what, this fits all styles without either being too muddy ,too twangy, or just not having power.My main draw after i bought this was the MEC pickupsi know they are warwicks own brand...but man oh man were they great.everything about this kicks ass.Like i said sounds great feels even better and ...its a warwick cant go wrong there. I want to aim someday to get a warwick amp and see how it growls. Also im not sure what strings this comes with, but they sound really really good.i just like to have something like flatwounds on it to add that low end.I love it buy it i wish i got to advertise for these guys because i cant say enough good about them.
              Great pickups, tone knobs let you tweek its really well for great tone. also the just-a-nut III works out well too so when you need to adjust it, it helps out greatly.plus you can use any sort of strap locks since it has the warwick straplock pins already installed, just not the locks themselves.
              9 fits this just because its not made with the best wood, still amazing and pretty decently weighted but unlike those heavy as hell german warwicks its a bit lighter, which is both good and bad depending.
              All i can say is that its a warwick.So great brand and great playing bass.

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              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              FANTASTIC!

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              from Charlottesville, VA

              Comments about Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric Bass:

              I purchased this bass right as they came out in September of last year, and it has become my #1 bass I perform with. My '76 Fender Jazz Bass sadly collects dust because this bass blows it out of the water. Its range and dynamic sound make this bass one of the best I have ever used. And who can beat the price!

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              (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Warwick Corvette Rockbass Passive

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              from Maine

              Comments about Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric Bass:

              When I bought this bass I was very excited to be owning a Warwick. I had played a few in a few different stores. When I got the bass home it was in dyer need of setup. So far out of tune that the neck was pretty bowed. After tuning it, Setting the just a NUT III, Setting the string height, resetting the truss, resetting everything, getting the intonation right etc etc. It plays great. I was however really disappointed that it seemed to have missing notes and a muddy sounding E string. I played with the pickup height to no avail. A week went by and I was getting steamed...so I bought a set of DR Hi Beams which I play on my Ibanez bass. FINALLY, the quality of sound I was looking for. The Warwick red label strings do not do this bass justice. If you are cosidering this bass and notice what im talking about, tell the store to throw a decent set of strings on for you. Night and Day difference.The tone adjustments are decent. Quality if pretty good, didnt like how the neck meets the body, cheaply cut in my opinion. Easily playable. low action.

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