Please note: this is NOT an original Warwick Rockbass that came out of the factory this way.
We used a Warwick Rockbass instrument and modified it to create an affordable 8 string bass. Only Warwick parts (bridge, tailpiece, nut and tuners) were used. The job was made by a qualified Spanish luthier.
Warwick original warranty does not apply as this is a modified instrument, although we must point out it has been done with extreme care and attention.
Our idea here was to combine the sound and versatility of a Corvette bass with the power and special sound you only get from an 8 string bass. The special Warwick bridge allows you so set the intonation of each string separately, and this is quite unique. In other 8 string basses string pairs share the same saddle, meaning there's always a compromise in intonation, but not here. The pickups can be switched from Parallel to Series for more punch. It is remarkable for an affordable passive bass. In this 8 string version you still get that tone, but can take it to other sonic worlds. It really works for rock, pop, and also for ethnic music. A really inspiring instrument!
Warwick Rockbass Series $$ 8 string (modified)