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Corvette $$ Double Buck 5-String Bass Guitar Burgundy Red

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The Warwick Corvette $$ Double Buck is a 5-String bass guitar that is similar to the other Corvette models, but distinguishes itself with unique electronics. It features 2 powerful MEC humbuckers nest... Read More

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The Warwick Corvette $$ Double Buck is a 5-String bass guitar that is similar to the other Corvette models, but distinguishes itself with unique electronics. It features 2 powerful MEC humbuckers nestled closely in the center position, completely covering the legendary sweet spot that so many basses miss completely. This configuration gives it a powerful, solid tone with depth and clarity. 2 mini 3-way switches let you choose humbucker, single-coil, and parallel or series operation. The passive pickups are matched to an MEC 2-band active preamp, making it a true passive/active hybrid. The Corvette $$ Double Buck features a select swamp ash body, an ovangkol neck, bell brass frets, high-quality hardware, and natural or transparent color oil finishes.

Features
  • Select swamp ash body
  • Corvette body shape
  • Ovangkol neck
  • Dual MEC humbuckers
  • 3-way coil tap switches for hum cancelling, single coil, or parallel/series pickup operation
  • Bell brass frets
  • High-quality components
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5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Bass!

By P. Kittens

from Nashville TN

I got this bass about 1 month ago, and have spent plenty of hands-on time with it. I replaced a Sting Ray 5, and found that the $$ outperforms it regarding tone, playability, weight, balance, and comfort. If you play a wide variety of music, this may be the bass for you. This bass is capable of producing any type of tone that I've wanted. I struggled with the Warwick strings (though some may like them!) and replaced them with DR Long Necks. These strings are worth a try if you own this bass. I have the Nirvana Black model, and found that the finish scratches VERY easily (i.e.-- touching it to a metal watch band will leave a permanent white mark). I remedied this with a black Sharpie pen. Just touch and blend with fingertip. I'm still giving 5 stars, because in the Grand Scheme, bass scratches are merely battle scars, aren't they?

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Decent Gear with awesome versatile sound

By Clemens

from Germany

That piece of wood is really fantastic. After some nice 4-string corvette rockbass and awesome 5-string Corvette Bubinga I ended up with the Corvette $$ 5-string. The playability of all Warwicks I know is great. I just needed to find the right sound. The $$ give me the power/strength and the versatility I need. The ability to steer the pickups serial/parallel separately give you all you need to find what you need. For some harder rock I love that Humbucker sound. Whereas, for smoother stuff I would go for my Warwick Corvette Std Bubinga which has a great warm, softer tone.

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

La Madre De Todos Los Bajos (the mother of all basses)

By Ricardo Vazquez

from Santa Ana, CA

I purchased this bass because I sold my Warwick Rock Bass and needed a Warwick replacement to start working/playing after a few months off. Money was tight and I had to have a Warwick. After playing the Warwick Corvette $$ Double Buck 5-String for a few minutes I knew I had to have it. Couldn�ۡ���t get anything better for the price. The Dual MEC humbuckers are sweet, loud and deep. The 3-way coil tap switches make it easy to change the sound on the fly without losing a beat, took a while to get used to find the right position for the right hand not to get �ۡ��̏distracted�ۡ�ݕ�_ by the huge humbuckers, but is all good after getting used to them. Great for Latin music like cumbia and polka where the bass needs to be deep without getting muddy. Se lo recomiendo a todos los bajistas de musica Mexicana y latina.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

La Madre De Todos Los Bajos (the mother of all basses)

By Ricardo Vazquez

from Santa Ana, CA

I purchased this bass because I sold my Warwick Rock Bass and needed a Warwick replacement to start working/playing after a few months off. Money was tight and I had to have a Warwick. After playing the Warwick Corvette $$ Double Buck 5-String for a few minutes I knew I had to have it. Couldn�ۡ���t get anything better for the price. The Dual MEC humbuckers are sweet, loud and deep. The 3-way coil tap switches make it easy to change the sound on the fly without losing a beat, took a while to get used to find the right position for the right hand not to get �ۡ��̏distracted�ۡ�ݕ�_ by the huge humbuckers, but is all good after getting used to them. Great for Latin music like cumbia and polka where the bass needs to be deep without getting muddy.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a Bass!!!!

By Bassman_USAF

from Dover, DE

Wow: I put my hands on this thing and wasn't leaving the store without it. The electronics in this thing by itself are so versital that I would recommend it to anybody playing any genre of music. It has to be the Swiss Army Knife of basses. As soon as you plug it in, you can set the 3-band EQ flat, find the sound you want with the selector switched, and your going to know where every dime went. I have the Nirvana Black Model. The Ovangkol neck is beefy but not clumbsy. The Bell Brass fretts give the strings a brighter ring to the sound that I wasn't uses, but was a refreshing surprise. The contruction is rock solid with great sustain. Bottom line: this is what would happen if you could put 4-wheel drive on bass!

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(50 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Warwick RULEZ!

By maddrakkett

from Glendale, AZ

Incredible, versatile crafted quality bass at a great price. Lots of tone options due to two massive MusicMan style pickups in the "sweet spot" area of the body, three-way switches for series and parallel humbucking modes, as well as single-coil tap, two-way active EQ with passive bypass by pulling up on the volume pot switch (dead batteries won't kill your ability to continue playing!). The feel is as incredible as the looks! Great for slapping and popping, easier to play than most, has that classic Warwick growl for hard rock styles, yet snappy for those R&B and funk gigs. Love the easy no-screwdriver access to the truss rod and electronics/battery cavity and the fully adjustable bridge (even string-spacing is adjustable) as well as the nut (set your strings to any height you like along the full length without removing or loosening your strings). The only adjustment I made was to lower the pickups a little to keep strings from slapping against the pole pieces and to remove some of the hot gain they put out. I cannot believe how amazing this bass is verses the competition in every area and yet thousands less than other exotic wood/custom electronics offerings. Mine is an '07 in Nirvana Black that GC only had for 2 days and they sold it for only $1350 with RockBag (list is $2000 and most places sell for $1600!) - GC rocks the competition on price for Warwicks (I also got a Corvette Standard 4-string fretless for $800) and Warwick rocks the competition for quality basses!

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