- I love it, very easy to play and sounds great too.
- The only regret is the bad quality of the knob, input jack, and the wiring inside.
- Would recommend this bass to a friend, but probably would prefer a higher model then the standard one.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $1000.00 AUS (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Factory Parramatta Australia
Made in : USA
Body Wood : Alder AAA Flamed Maple Veneer
Strings : 4
Finish : Glossy, Greenish blue
Hardware : Chrome
Pickups : MEC Active J/J
Frets : 24
- Very easy to play.
- support fast playing action.
- play with a fender amp and also a peavey amp.
- really deep and low sounding.
- you can adjust the high pitch using the knob.
- for slapping action, use BOSS equalizer stomp box.
- for a more strumming kinda play, use BOSS Chorus stomp box.
- good value for money, more then I expected, considering this is just a cheaper version of a warwick.
- minor scratches on the back of the guitar after a few playing (quite normal)
- the knob will loose throughout times.
- I had some frustating times, try to fix the knob just before gigs.
- The wiring and cabling is a bit dodgy. After 1 year of playing the input jack will loosen. If you move a lot while you are playing it, the loosened jack will also ruined the wiring inside it.
Superb. Buy one if you are on a budget, thats for sure. More tonal options would be nice, but it sounds great, and I recommend it.
Where Obtained: Dawsons
Made in China (but well made), body is Alder, neck is 5 piece maple. 24 frets, MEC jazz pickups (sameas normal corvette), etc.
I love this bass, its clarity is in highs, but it has nice lows as well. Not much tonal option, but it sounds great for the price. One flaw; the jack socket was lose, but that was the shops problem.
As I said, sounds great, but lacks tonal option. It would of course suit rock mostly, but anything seems ok with this bass. It lacks very high highs, but that doesn't matter for me much. Not noisy in any way what so ever.
Durable? The things a brick. The strap buttons could hold on to anything.
I played everthing at sam ash and i love this bass. those of you who have picked out a bass you know the feeling that you get wehn u find the one and i just got that feeling when i played this bass. if this bass were stolen i would find the guy who stol it and beat him over the head with it and then i would buy a new one. this is deffenitly one of the best basses that i have ever played. if you are looking into buying a bass i would deffently check out warwick
Model Year: 2003
Price: $490.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash Music
My warwick was made in china(i know that sounds realy bad but its sweet). im not sure what the body is made of but the fingerboard is rosewood. it has 24 frets with 4 strings. it has a volume ballence(for the pickups), bass boost, and trebel boost. it has 2 active jass style pickups. the finish is a butifull blue and you can see the woodgrains.
I have my action on my warwick medium. i cant play it when it is too low or to high. i found on this bass after 6 months of playing another bass with the action low that on my warwick the action is right where i like it. the neck is thin towards the headstock wich i like. it gets a little thicker than i would prefer near the body but its all good. when i picked out this bass 15 minuts before i had played a pedula and i found that i like this warwick rockbass better than the pedula.
I use a crate practice amp, a digitech bp50, and a boss eq. at the moment i am just learning how to play so i play all music styles but i dont play concerts. the sound on this bass can be changed to whatever you want it to soundlike with the bass boost and trebel boost. i can customize the sound even further with my eq pedal.
I havent played it at a concert and havent had it very long so i cant realy say anything about its durability. i would assume that the bass would hold up well
This Bass sounded cleaner and fuller than some
$800-$1000 basses that I tried out for about half the
Price: $489.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam ash
Blue stained, Maple neck, Rosewood finger board,
Nickel Frets, 2 MEC Gold Active Jazz pickups,& Active Electronics
I had to get use to the thinner body of the Corvette shape
Full sound, cleaner than my friends Yamaha and cleaner than any Ibanez I have tried out
I chose this bass because it was made by Warwick, one of the best in the music business, and because it was cheap. It was exactly what I was looking for. If you're looking for a cheap 5 string that will fit any tone, then choose a Warwick Rockbass. I think the next bass I will get will be either a Modulus Quantum 5 or a Warwick Streamer Stage II 5 string.
Model Year: 2001
Where Obtained: Ebay
Made in China. 24 Frets, no dots on fingerboard, only on the side. 5 knobs. Great bass. Two jazz pickups. Active electronics. MEC (Warick) pickups. Transparent Blue Finish. Mine is the Five string versionThe bridge is through bridge stringing. I give it a 4 because it doesn't have a graphite neck to make it perfect.
I have the perfect action on this bass. I just put some Ernie Ball strings on it and it is ready to go. The slickest bass I've ever played. I have played 26 basses in my 5 year career. The neck is nice and thin. It has a real nice feel to it. No flaws whatsoever.
I used an Eden amp with it and the tone was unbelievable. I just bought a new SWR amp and the combo is unreal. It is the best combo in the industry. The sound is suitable for any style of music. All you have to do is a quick adjustment of the onboard EQ, and you're ready to go. It is good for both live and studio situations. The electronics are noiseless.
The bass itself is very reliable. I am very careful with my basses however. I have not needed to adjust the intonation yet and I have owned it for 2 years!! The strap buttons are huge and with my new strap you can't even the strap off. I live in Michigan so climate changes are abrupt and harsh. The Warwick handles all of these very well for a wooden made bass.
Were this bass stolen i would personally track down the perpertrator and make sure he was dead, then maybe buy a genuine warwick. i'll make no bones about it, this bass isnt perfect, but for the price i cant imagine anything better. all in all very pleased indeed
Model Year: 2003
Price: $380.00 GBP (new)
Where Obtained: sound control, birmingham
Handmade in china with alder body maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. all to often do you hear of the inferior far eastern craftsmanship, well the quality of work on this is flawless, and all the hardware is genuine german-made warwick. i was contemplating buying the warwick corvette at an extra 300 pounds, but after playing both the only way i could tell them apart was the quality of finish (admitedly poor on the rockbass)also the is no active/passive switch for the studio, but on such a lovely instrument thats just being pedantic
Beautiful low action even with me messing up the set up (ive got it by no means as ,low as it could be) I do prefer playing instruments with a thumb rest, but the neck pickup suffices. maybe a better player could complain but it suffices for anything i want to do, and is comfortable sitting or standing
I use a 1981 head and home-made cabinet and it still souds beautiful. even with a 2 by 10 i never need to have the bass full unless i want to shake the house down. playing with an ashdown combo in the shop i just fell in love with the sound. effects sound fine with it, but it seems such a shame to alter such a pure sound. sounds perfect with anything from a pik to slap. obviously its more suited to stage, but im sure it will cope in the studio.
I completly messed up when initially setting it up, and despite hour of trying i havent got it as good as when it was shipped from china, so i doubt climate change is really as problem, truss rod access could be significantly easier, as could reaching the battery. too new to really comment on how it holds up to being played, but seems sturdy.