100% made in Germany Warwick bass
This is a Corvette $$ model, the most versatile from this great German brand.
This particular bass is the Limited Edition Series Tigerwood ebony top. The bass was made in 2011 but it is new, of course. We bought it from Warwick recently and we only opened the box to check it out and set it up.
Only a limited number of these basses were made by Warwick and here's your chance to get one one of the very last of these collector's items.
If we ordered a similar bass to the Warwick Custom Shop today, it would cost 2-3 times as much and it'd take at least one year to be finished.
The Corvette design is probaby the best of all Warwick basses because of the extra long upper horn. This makes for a perfectly balanced bass both with a strap and without it. Also this design places the neck in the correct location, meaning you don't have to stretch out at all to reach the first frets. Other body designs and/or shorter top horns move the neck away from you, making it so much hard to play in the first positions, and that's where we play most of the time after all.
The ovangkol neck is really solid and stable and it has the classic Warwick oil finish which makes it a joy to play. The wenge fingerboard is just perfect and is also a pleasure for your fingers.
Warwick's frets are made from the same material as German church bells so you can expect perfect sustain and resonance as well as extra life from them.
Sustain in this bass seems to be endless indeed. This is thanks to the great tailpiece/bridge combination which allows the strings to have the perfect break angle at the bridge. Of course you can adjust the bridge in all directions: overall and individual height, intonation, string spacing, etc.
Small details such as pickup height have been redisgned and improved using metal inserts for the screws in the body of the bass meaning you can set the correct pickup height effortlessly. Cool.
Of course there's a two way truss rod so you can tweak the neck yo suit your climate and/or playing style. The truss rod can be accessed easily.
Also electronics are easily serviced. No tool is needed to access the battery which by the way is found inside an ultra clean electronics area. Just use your fingernails fo open the rear electronics plate. Cool. Conductive paint is used thoughout and just the right amount of wire and top notch parts. We love it.
Warwick's trademark headstock is also ergonomic. All tuners are placed for the player to reach them easily. The adjustable nut (a classic feature from Warwick) is the final touch on a perfectly designed bass.
German made MEC electronics are used. The term here would be ultra quiet and effective. You get Volume, Balance, Bass and Treble. Of course you also get Passive mode by pulling the Volume pot.
Two German MEC Humbucker pickups allow for Single Coil/Parallel/Series mode using the two 3 way mini switches (one for each pickup). The amount of perfect tones here is simply amazing. Just by using the Balance pot and these two mini switches you get a lot of top class tones that will have you covered regardless the style of music you play.
These are some of the specs that make this Limited Edition bass so cool:
• Swamp ash body with tigerstripe ebony top
• Black Hardware
This instrument comes with a Premium Line RockBag gigbag plus all the tools you need to set up the bass as well as straplocks.
Warwick Corvette $$ Tigerwood Serial# E-000027-11