NBD Warwick Corvette $$

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  1. xfilth

    xfilth Phrygianist

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    Got a good deal on this bass and since I sold my Ibanez SR1006EFM I needed a bass for B tuning. This is my first Warwick experience ever and I'm really liking it so far. Very versatile with the series/parallel/single switch for each humbucker as well as active preamp. Perfect for the low tuning - very gnarly and growly! I won't go more in depth yet, as I've only played the bass for 30 mins or so, but here's some sound and pics:

    Warwick Corvette $$ test by MattRa on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

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  2. Bigsby

    Bigsby Nerd Contributor

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    nice bass dude! i loves me some warwicks, that tone is pretty killer too is that a textures song?
     
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    xfilth Phrygianist

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    Never heard any Textures, so I'd be surprised :lol: it was just a one-take impro groove where I slapped some drums on afterwards

    :cheers:
     
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    ZEBOV Banned

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    The tone of Warwicks makes me jizz in my pants, including yours.
    But holy buckle rash, Batman!:eek:
     
  5. xfilth

    xfilth Phrygianist

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    Haha, yeah, it's pretty beat up! The wax finish gets this wear pretty fast - pick scratches/buckle rash/etc. Had to clean all the hardware, frets, sand the neck a bit and change the strings. I may refinish it one day if I feel like it :)

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    Good choice... I have the 5-string $$ and I love the passive humbuckers... there may be better basses out there... but NOTHING snarls like a Warwick!

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    Goatchrist Jebus

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    Hot bass! I'm usually not the biggest Warwick fan, this one's nice though!
    Congrats!
     
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    Nonservium ss.org Irregular

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    That's completely sick. I love the color on the neck and the overall vibe it has goin on.
     
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    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins Contributor

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    Yours has way more knobs and switches than mine though lol

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    xfilth Phrygianist

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    SilenceIsACrime Indeed.

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    Yup, that sounds about right! I wouldn't claim to be an expert either, but I have been hunting around long enough to know the difference, haha. The biggest giveaway to me (besides all the knobs and whatnot) is the black hardware versus silver. Black = German, silver = Rockbass.

    Anyhow - SO JEALOUS. AUGHHH.
     
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    The tone on that demo is incredible, what sort of setup did you use? Tuning?

    Cool bass, you're doing nothing to dampen down my lust for a Wick :hbang:
     
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    iron blast Northern Winds

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    Hardware is not a deciding factor of weither or not they are a Asian made Rock bass lol. My German corvette has chrome hardware and kicks the pants off the rock bass models I've played.
     
  14. SilenceIsACrime

    SilenceIsACrime Indeed.

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    Well yeah, there will always be exceptions haha. I can just say that in my searching for a $$ Vette that about 95% of the ones I've seen that are made in Germany have black hardware and the same regarding chrome and Rock Bass. Was just a quick generalization :p
     
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    xfilth Phrygianist

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    :cheers:

    B standard DI through my Axe into Reaper where I used TSE B.O.D as well as compression and EQ
     
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    Divinehippie ESaD ;)

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    nice bass man! love Warwicks! was thinking of getting one but got a carvin instead. looks awesome though (well that back... xD) and sounds great! happy NBD and have fun with it!
     
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    Wow, love the colour of the neck and the nirvana black body, I've always really liked the $$ Corvettes! Happy NBD!
     
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    xfilth Phrygianist

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    I'd love a Carvin, but let's just say that for the price I got this, I could get 3 or 4 more and it would still cost about the same as getting a Carvin to Denmark ;)
     
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    Nice bass and I also love that Warwick growl!!

    My Dolphin has black hardware and is German, look for the bolt on vs through neck to understand the level....me thinks..
     

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