#1
Im stuck with a bit of a dillema... I've got £350 to buy a new bass and im stuck between a Rockbass Corvette or a Fender Standard P Bass. I have tried both and i prefer the Corvette but i hear they have problems with the nut and truss rod. Anyone got any view as to which is the better buy? Thanks.
#3
You can get a second hand Warwick Corvette for about £350 if you look hard enough. The Just a Nut on a Warwick isn't that great, but it is an excellent excuse to replace it with a brass one
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#4
I saw a second hand Corvette today for £499, I played it, it was awesome, if only I had £500
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#6
I have an RB Fortress. The active P/J one.

No problems with my nut or truss rod. Only issue I've had is a period with a dicky jack, but to be fair it took a lot of hammering before that developed and it was just a case of re-soldering a few jiggers to fix it.

At the time, it was just right for me, great tone, great feel to it, solidly built, well balanced and, well, Warwick-y... though now I do wish I'd gone for a Fender instrument. Not over quality issues, simply that I prefer playing Fender style instruments in general.
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#8
fender, although most times ive played a fender standard against a squier VM the VM has beeen better, get one of those and save some cash
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#9
I'd get the Corvette personally. but that's more personal taste. they are both good basses. either is an excellent buy.
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#10
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Fender will be way more versatile than the Corvette, I'd go for it.


Not at all
the corvette is a VERY versatile bass, more so than the standard p-bass
the active contols on it really let you tweak the sound

It is true that the nut is a bit flimsy though
It may or may not just fly right off when you change all of your strings.
But it is a great instrument for the price you pay.
If you upgrade the nut, the bass really sings.


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#11
Altough warwick makes great basses, the rockbass line isn't as good. If there is no possibility of saving up and buying a real warwick, go for the P-bass. They are reliable, versatile, and a classic.
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Not at all
the corvette is a VERY versatile bass, more so than the standard p-bass
the active contols on it really let you tweak the sound

It is true that the nut is a bit flimsy though
It may or may not just fly right off when you change all of your strings.
But it is a great instrument for the price you pay.
If you upgrade the nut, the bass really sings.


+ a new nut is something like £12 so there really isn't any reason not to. Seriously man, I got a bubinga corvette, active pickups and electronics for £350, the only flaws being some ware to the wood by the pickups and the nut had been glued back on (replaced it the next day anyway so wasn't a problem). A proper Warwick pisses over a Rock bass, never played an MIM P Bass so cant comment, but I'd always reccomend a 2nd hand Warwick
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