#1
so in a few weeks im getting a new bass.

im not sure if i should get a
Warwick $$ Corvette 5 string



or

Warwick Corvette Standard 5 string



the thing is, im not sure which is best to get for the type of music i play.
im going to be plaing music like amon amarth, kittie, arch enemy etc etc
so basically metal, so i dont really need a clean sound.
#3
hahaha the vampire is too expencive for now but that would definitely be my next bass choice.
but i was looking into corvettes cos most bands i like play them...its so wired.
sucks cos they dont have many warwicks at the music stores around here so i cant try one out
#5
Am I the only one who thinks Vampyres are disgusting? They look like wannabe BC Riches.
#7
I'd get the Corvette Standard. It has more Warwick character. I think the double 'bucker loses some of the trademark growl.
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#8
Do not buy either without trying them out - the 5 string Corvette's have a strange neck profile that takes some getting used to. It was enough to put me off. I couldn't find a comfortable way to hold it.
#9
thanks!

ok now i really think all i can do is try them both. if the standard has more growl to it(which i think is what i want )id have to see for myself.

yeah im sure ill ask big stores to get both for me to try out.

i just need a deep damp juicy sound...
Last edited by Potty Mouth at Mar 1, 2007,
#10
Well, the double buck bolt on only comes in passive. Also, it only comes in Ash. Whilst with the Standard you have more options, i.e. active preamp, active pups, bubinga or ash.

I myself have just sold on my active ash corvette, and I was very happy with it. It was quite a versitile bass IMHO, the corvette is the most versitile range Warwick make. I myself am not a fan of double humbuckers. I feel they get in the way of my slapping... but that's just my opinion.

Definately A/B them out, and see how you feel about them both.
#11
Don't just buy a bass because the bands you like use them, try out some other basses in the price range such as Ibanez and you may find that you like them more
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#12
Go for the double $$, played that exact one and was lovely, only didnt get it as I wanted a four string
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#13
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Well, the double buck bolt on only comes in passive....



Actually, the pickups are passive, but it has an active preamp.

A few weeks ago I bought a Warwick Corvette ProLine and I A/B'd with a $$. The $$ has a billion different tonal options and pickup combinations, but I hated ALL of them. Me, personally, I don't like the humbucker sound on bass. I think it's tone is too... round? The strings sound like they're balls? However, if that sound is your bag, it's a versitile axe.

I love the sound of my ProLine (which is essentially an active Standard with a flame maple body). It's crisp and VERY clear. I find a 2-band EQ to be a bit limiting, but the Treble knob's crossover point is at 2kHz, and that's perfect for bringing out note attack. I have it strung BEAD, and it handles the B string very well.
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#14
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Actually, the pickups are passive, but it has an active preamp.



I stand corrected.
#15
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the normal Vampyre's look crap... the LTDs and the Dark Lord look awesome


...they all have the same body style...
#16
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...they all have the same body style...


Well, the Standard is shiny black with all black hardware. The LTD has a quilt maple top, and the Dark Lord is 10% bigger with different proportioning, and it's stained wood that was sandblasted, giving it an amazing texture.

I agree that they look quite different. I think the black finish looks cheap on the Standard.

But the black finish on a Buzzard... now we're talking!
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#17
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...they all have the same body style...


different tops I've seen for each one... the LTD has a quilted top which looks really nice, and the Dark Lord is sandblasted... the standard ones don't. I'm just a sucker for quilted tops, I'm afraid, they complement the body style much more, adding to the overall visual effect.

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But the black finish on a Buzzard... now we're talking!


If I were an assassin, that thing would be my weapon of choice, lol... you could kill someone with that bass
Last edited by Deliriumbassist at Mar 1, 2007,
#18
I was going to buy a Buzzard instead of my Jazz, but it was just too expensive. If I had realized that www.warwickbass.com is a pile of crap and www.warwick.de is the real deal, I'd have seen that Black was a finish option instead of the IMO ridiculous striped wood finish, and I might have saved up longer.
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#19
I say hell ya get a warwick.Try a couple out and see which 1 u like.i love warwicks and i got a rockbass lol.
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#20
Thumbs are where it's at.


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#21
Although the $$ is nice I much prefer the tone and feel of the standard (though I would suggest the active w/ bubinga) to that of the double. It does detract from the growl somewhat and the standard carries with it more of a traditional Warwick tone. The most important thing is your own opinion, play each bass for a considerable amount of time before you buy. Warwicks are NOT for everybody. I personally love the feel and tone of them but I know many people who much prefer Fenders.
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#22
Warwicks have very flat fingerboards and tight (but adjustable) string spacing. When I play my Fender after playing my Warwick, I have to re-warm up because half the time I miss the strings due to the wider string spacing.
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#23
i remeber there being a thunb at one of the stores i visited.

it was between Esp and Warwick.

ill just go around and take good time with all the basses they have.

i ahd the same feeling about the SS though. its probably for more experimental bands rather than straigh foward hardrock/metal bands...
#24
Quote by Potty Mouth
i remeber there being a thunb at one of the stores i visited.

it was between Esp and Warwick.

ill just go around and take good time with all the basses they have.

i ahd the same feeling about the SS though. its probably for more experimental bands rather than straigh foward hardrock/metal bands...



Yeah, you should take your time - don't rush a bass buy!


Anyways, how can you determine whether the $$ is more suited for "experimental bands" (whatever that means) than "straight forward" bands?
#25
^ no someone posted you can get more combinations for tones, and on the standard it has the traditional warwick sond, (as also has the "growl" to it)

so the $$ is more suited for people who want a lot of different sounds...
#26
i'd go with the double $$ for the type of music you play, for the price it is a very nice bass. though if you wanted to save up more i suggest going with a thumb or thumb neck-thru.
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#27
i think a thumb bolt on would be more beneficial
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