Rockbass Corvette Basic 5 Fretless
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Rockbass Corvette Basic 5 Fretless

Corvette Basic 5 Fretless, Electric Fretless Bass from Rockbass.

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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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Audiofanzine FR10/03/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Rockbass Corvette Basic 5 Fretless
(Originally written by benabena/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

I know, I didn't post a picture. And the bass guitar is right in front of me. And my camera isn't far away. Life can be hard.

Made in China but some parts are the same as the parts of a real Warwick.
24 frets, two MEC JJ active pickups, volume for both pickups, pickup balance control, low and high knobs.
Alder body, bolt-on maple neck, striped ebony fingerboard. Blue stain finish, which I personally like.
Provided with strap locks.

Only problem by delivery: The output connector was lose but I tightened it in a few seconds.

UTILIZATION

Ultra-pleasant neck for my extra-large hands. I find Warwick bodies very ergonomic to play sitting (I'm old) and standing. The controls are ergonomically placed on the body. Regarding its weight, you can feel it's a 5-string and its heavier than its 4-string sister. But you'll forget about it very fast.
Good circuitry, very effective controls. I play without effects and I haven't discovered all sound possibilities yet.

SOUNDS

Raw rock music with wild spasms...
I connect the bass directly to the mixer till I get the matching stack (I'm thinking of a Gallien Krueger).
The bass guitar has a huge and versatile sound range depending on the musician and the settings. It is very responsive. From double bass-like sounds to very hard and smacking sounds to classic sounds, the possibilities are impressive.
But the instrument is so responsive that the musician must have a very accurate playing. Every nuance is reproduced...

OVERALL OPINION

The most impressive thing is the sound range depending on the playing style.
Awesome value for money. Perhaps I was lucky and I got a good one. It's feasible.
It's hard to find one. I had to insist on this model at the store because it's not referenced in the catalog. I can imagine fretless lefties aren't much business for a store...
I think I will keep it for life, I already eat and sleep with it. And I would buy it again.

If I buy another bass guitar it will be a custom instrument from a luthier, whom I'll explain thoroughly what I want from it.
Postmortem12/27/2010

Postmortem's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" And why not!"

Rockbass Corvette Basic 5 Fretless
Well I bought this warwick Rockbit Used for 150 euros, I said I have version 4 strings and not 5 ... sorry: s, however since I made up in BEAD I put all the same review.

While a stick is not a handle Warwick, this one is very late compared to the true, the bridge is absolutely not the same (this one is only 1 block).

there is a volume control, balance and 2 tones, one for each pickup which for me is a good point.

good electronics bazaars is a bit ... but it seems that Chinese and AC is a registered intermediary.

UTILIZATION

I also has a corvette warwick 5 string fretted active (warwick real this time) and good is not the same thing and I will say right now .... if you take In addition to a warwick ca ... cause you destabilize the neck is thin and the bass stings a little nose so the comfort is lower.

Access to acute (last string) Is it easy?

yes it is good but for what is the last frets are going to have trouble ^ ^.

it is super light and sound casually (though a bit cold) is not bad ... let's say for 150 euros I would NEVER find better!

SOUNDS

Good I play in a formation of death metal and black metal ... no I do not use it, I play a few old hard rock but it was mostly for fun home.

I play on the Markbass Little Mark valvedrive 3 plus the addition of a compressor EBS Electro-Harmonix on a 2 times 11 Genz Benz and a 15 inch markbass .... with all this it sounds pretty darn well ... well enough to say no not consider the change.

what is good is that like any respectable fretless she "sings" ... it is not always the case!

good as said no preamp or anything it sounds a little cold ... a lamp with a preamp like me it is quickly resolved.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 1 year

say it is worth about 400 euros ... new at this price I would not have bought secondhand but at 150 euros ... it is a sacred matter.

This is not the best but it is already fretless his job well, however I said again and again ... Warick rockbass is absolutely not comparable WARWICK ... whether in terms of sound and comfort and reliability finishes!

However, at this price the choice I would do it without hesitation!