Warwick Corvette $$ 5
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Warwick Corvette $$ 5

Corvette $$ 5, 5+ string bass guitar from Warwick in the Corvette series.

Audiofanzine FR 11/09/2008

Warwick Corvette $$ 5 : Audiofanzine FR's user review

5

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(Originally written by deadbird666/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

Made in Germany.
24 frets neck, frets made of a golden metal alloy.
2 Musicman-type MEC humbucker pickups.
Warwick Just-a-nut III bridge
Knobs:
- 3-band EQ (high, mid and low)
- Volume knob with push/pull function (active/passive operating mode)
- One coil selector per pickup.
Very pleasant D-profile neck. Thicker than an Ibanez or Fender neck. Made out of 7 pieces (maple/ebony).
Ash body, Spalted Maple top and head veneer.
Abalone inlays (fingerboard edge and W-logo of the head).
Very responsive black sealed lubricated Warwick machine heads.

Following this objective description, my personal opinion: it's very simple, I fell in love as soon as I saw it. I wanted to buy a FNA Jazzman and I came back with this beauty.
I give it a 10 only because there is no higher mark!

UTILIZATION

Very easy handling. I was a bit afraid of the big Warwick neck but I immediately felt comfortable. I forgot an important detail: It's covered with a satin mat varnish making it very smooth to play. The neck is a real pleasure.
The instrument is well-balanced and the design is so good that you have the impression that it was made for the human body! When I play standing I carry it quite high (like Tim Commerford), it doesn't move and my hand finds the right position on the neck immediately.
It's relatively light compared to my previous BTB555 which almost disrupted blood circulation in my leg when I played sitting. Access to the upper frets is good, no problems whatsoever.
The knobs and switches are very effective. Just play and you'll find your own sound in no time!
Only critique: the space between strings is narrower than on my BTB555 and I had to get used to it!

SOUNDS

I play every music style from Slipknot to Red Hot Chili Peppers and RATM and this bass guitar does the job without a problem.. The mid knob is the ultimate weapon for slap playing, it's stunning! From very fat to crystal-clear sounds, it can do everything! And you always get a massive output level! It's a majestic weapon! I can even get the typical Musicman sound with some EQ! With a hard attack on the strings the sound becomes wild! It combines the best of the world's best bass guitars!

OVERALL OPINION

I've owned it for two weeks and I'm in ecstasy. I have tested lots of bass guitars, including several Fender, but as soon as I put my hands on this wonder I just couldn't separate myself from it. It's THE bass guitar!
And this unique model is the most beautiful I've ever held in my hands, it's perfect in every respect. Critiques? I don't think so! It's perfect!
I know it's expensive but it's worth the money without a doubt! If I had to choose again, I would probably buy another bass guitar but it would be a Warwick for sure! A bassist friend of mine and another friend who works as a luthier for Vigier were amazed at this bass. There is absolutely no comparison to anything I've previously played. It's vivid, powerful and versatile!

PS: I have lots of pictures available so don't hesitate to contact me if you want more ;)