The Warwick Pro Series Corvette Standard 5 String Bass is a combination of state-of-the-art manufacturing technology with old-world craftsmanship. The result is one of the finest basses available in t... Click To Read More About This Product
The Warwick Pro Series Corvette Standard 5 String Bass is a combination of state-of-the-art manufacturing technology with old-world craftsmanship. The result is one of the finest basses available in the world today.
The Corvette Standard is available in 2 body woods, Ash and Bubinga. Like maple, ash is a tried-and-true body wood, found in several areas of the world. Ash is the lightest body wood that Warwick currently uses beside Carolena. Acoustically, it has wonderful mid-frequency response and a very warm low end.
Bubinga is found in Equatorial Africa from southeast Nigeria, through Cameroon and Gabon, to the Congo region. It is a hardwood that is very lustrous and can be highly figured. Acoustically, bubinga is a very resonant wood that offers very clear lows and well-defined upper mids and highs.
When people comment on the unique sound of Warwick basses, they invariably use the word "growl." One reason their basses have such a special sound is because of the wood Warwick uses to make their necks. Ovangkol is a very dense wood that offers superior stability and outstanding tonal characteristics with a unique cosmetic look in a closed grain, stable neck wood. The fingerboard is made from wenge wood. Warwick players have toured through various countries and climates without having to make significant adjustments to their necks.
This Warwick bass has frets that are made from a special silver/bronze alloy. This material is commonly known as "bell brass" because it is the same material that the bell makers in Europe have been using for many years. Bell brass is an extremely resonant metal that is perfectly suited for use as frets.
The Warwick Pro Series Corvette Standard 5 String Bass has an onboard active preamp and Active MEC J/J pickups. The controls include a Push/Pull Volume Control, a Pick-up Pan Control and a Stacked Tone Control.
4 and 6 string models are also available.