I looked at Ibanez's, Fenders, even a conklin or two. No bass beats the Warwick Corvette Proline in price/value ratio. You can get a very professional feel from this bass and at less than half the price of a top end bass. For an musician out there in the in between phase of intermediate and phenomenal, this is the bass for you. it will carry it's weight as long as you have it.
The only way i would improve this bass, i would get it in a different color, but there's nothing i'd change, it's so fun!
Where Obtained: Daddy's Junky Music
This Corvette Proline comes with a pull switch passive/active circutry with a 2 band stackable eq for bass/treble boost/cut and a blend knob between the two MEC GOLD active jazz pickups. Talk about a sweet electronics set up! Not to mention Warwick's signature bridge. Oh did i forget to mention the all gold hardware. Such a nice touch to the bass. I bought mine in ocean blue.
The body is comprised of two pieces of beautiful flamed maple with a translucent ocean blue satin finish. 24 frets of pure joy covering an ovangnol and wenge fingerboard. Beats out maple or rosewood any day!
I like my action very low and loose, I'm a slap bass kinda guy and this bass brings me to bliss! you barely have to touch the fret and you can tap yourself out a solo you never knew you could do with this bass, while maintaining a nice strong sound without fret buzz when you attack the notes harshly.
The neck is so incredibly smooth, and remarkably accurate. The main reason why i purchased this bass was for how easy it is to play this bass. I wish i had this bass from day one, i tell you it would have made playing a whole lot easier than my old fender p-bass.
I can't say enough about the quality of sound. This bass must be the epitome of perfect bass recordings. Even at its passive state with no eq this bass records such punchy and tight lows and crisp highs (not that overbearing high tone either). I put my bass through a mesa boogie pulse 360 bass amp head and that powers david eden's 2x10XLT and 1x15XL. Talk about the best tone. I call it joygasmic!
I can turn the volume up on this bass to beyond what my ears can handle and this bass provides absolutely no buzz, no hiss, NOTHING! I think i'm in love.
You can get just about any kind of sound you want from this bass, from the nice smooth sustain of a jazz lullaby to the growl of a metal funk opus!
I have owned this bass about a year now and i've never had to majorly tune it, no matter what kind of weather it's been through! Talk about reliability!
I looved pedulla's jazz basses and they sounded great. The warwick was on sale and in price range so I couldn't pass it up. Plus I am very use to the warwick thick necks so the bass was well suited for me. COntact me for any other information and current updates ont his bass if you are looking to buy this bass.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $699.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
-jazz pickups (MEC)
-2 band eq
-blue oil finish
Smooth when playing
-small neck resticts fingering if your not used to it.
-sounds like a high end jazz bass should
I play through a mesa boogie walkabout with 2x10,1x15 and it sounds great. I use flatwound strings on it to give me a vintage tone with a modern jazz beast. It suits every style.
Great live and studio bass. i put strplocks on it using a woodin match and super glue.
I bought this bass because I was looking for a 5 string and this one popped up. I looked at EVERYTHING I could find before getting this one. It was leagues beyond everything in its pricerange, and better than most things I played that costed twice or three times as much. The best thing about this bass is the tone, it is so unbelieveably smooth, just right in the pocket. The worst thing about this bass is the way non-tapered B strings dont fit into the bridge, thats the only thing I would change on the bass, other than mabey making it fretless. Just an incredible piece of insturment.
Model Year: 1995
Where Obtained: Bass NW(www.bassnw.com), seattle WA
This Bass is the older passive model of the Corvette Proline. Handmade in germany it features an all Ash body and a bolt on all Wenge neck. It has 24 frets which even though the bass had never had a refret were still in wonderfull condition. It has 2 passive MEC "j" style pickups and passive electronics with Voloume, pickup blend and tone controls. This bass also has the older all brass adjustible Warick nut, as opposed to the carbon fiber ones they use now. It has a plumb colored oil satin finish. The Bass is a 5 string and the only problem is that the bridge has trouble accomodating a non-tapered low B string.
The neck on this bass is a little larger than the basses I have owned before, and I like the way it plays much more. Because of the way the bass dosn't have a smooth finish you can feel the woodgrain in the neck and the body which is really sweet. The bass also has plenty of room for slaping between the body and the strings, even with low action. Also I have not had a single fret buzz since I got it!
I use an SWR workingmans 15 and a Boss bass chorus with this bass and is sounds amazing! The tone has very good growl and warmth, and the highs cut but arn't piercing at all. The bass also responds amazingly to playing dynamics with tone change. When you play it soft it's incrediby warm and smooth sounding and as you play harder the tone gets more edge and snap to it. the only tone quality the bass is even slightly lacking in is punch, but its still punchier than my old basses. The bass also responds very well to Tap, meaning the notes ring very clear and loud compared to the tapping I have done on other basses. The slap tone is also remarkably funky and full. Also if you play chords on this bass they are remarkably not muddy, very clear. The low B is also very tight sounding.
I have never adjusted anything about this bass and it hasn't slipped at all. I once had to tighten the screw on the tone controll because the nob was slipping but it has been fine ever since. The bass has built in flush to the body strap locks that are holding up well. The bass is 8 years old and the only wear is above the neck pickup on the body where I rest my thumb, and it is very minor. This bass is build Tough inside and out. when I first oppened the bass up, just because I was curious, I couldnt believe how precise the electronics were on the inside. The bolt on neck is also Very solidly in place. I have not taken this bass on any trips so I don't how how it will hold up to climate change though I am about to take it into the mountains so I will find out.
Sick axe that can shred any genre. The sound is the bass's brightest point with its looks not far behind. This is the only bass that I will ever need for any playing situation.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $1350.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Made in Germany. 5 piece neck, rosewood fingerboard, and a flamed maple body. 24 frets 4 strings. Active and passive controls with tone and volume.
Plays like no other bass on the market. The neck is not obstructive at all. Very easy to play up high due to the large cutaways. Absolutly no flaws.
Get reach the deepest lows and the most piercing highs. With the passive setting used in the studio, there is absolutly no hum at all. On stage the active setting shines with its edgey tone.
Built solid. Does not have a problem at all with the weather. I always check the settings, but so far, not a single adjustment has been needed.