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Warwick RockBass Corvette Double Buck Electric Bass
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Warwick RockBass Corvette Double Buck Electric Bass

With a resonant swamp ash body loaded with dual MM-style pickups with push/pull coil splitting, the Corvette Double Buck packs a serious wallop of bass tone.

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Submitted June 6, 2015 by Joseph Belton II in Tallahassee, FL
"Excellent"
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This bass is awesome. I admit, I was skeptical of the Warwick Rockbass line at first, but saw nothing but great reviews. My local music shop doesn't carry Warwicks so this bass was purchased based solely on reviews and my own research and I must say it does not disappoint one bit. It has everything I look for in a bass -- excellent tone, versatility, stability, ease of use, customization, and beautiful aesthetics. I have owed 2 German made Warwicks over the past 10 years -- a Corvette Standard (bubinga body, ovangkol neck and wenge fretboard), and an older thumb, both 4 strings. I will say while this bass is not identical to those instruments, it is very close in terms of attention to detail, and quality. It looks like now these rockbasses have replaced the entry level German Warwicks and as a result they put a lot of German Warwick features into them -- Just a nut III (not the brass ones like the custom shop); 2 piece bridge (older Rockbasses did not have these); invisible fret technology, and quality MEC pickups, the same you would find on their other basses. The bass was almost perfect out of the box. Aside from tuning, I had to lower the E-string side of both pickups because the low E was coming in louder than the other strings and would catch the poles when slapping. Other than that, intonation is perfect, string spacing (which is adjustable thanks to the 2 piece bridge) was perfect and the electronics are perfectly quiet. Zzounds is incredible. I placed my order Wednesday after hours, it was processed Thursday morning and delivered to my door via standard Shipping (that's the free one) by Saturday before noon. The 8 pay plan was seamless and approved the very next business day. I would venture to believe it would be approved or declined on the same business day had I ordered during business hours.
Musical Background:
Bassist for 15 years -- lets call it semi-pro.
Musical Style:
Anything that grooves -- funk, rock, pop, classical, jazz, blues, soul, R&B -- if it grooves i'm there.
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Submitted July 14, 2014 by Thomas P in Memphis, TN
"This Warwick Rockbass really Rocks"
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I have owned this bass for about a month and I just can't put it down. I Love the way it plays so responsively and accurately. The neck humbucker sits right in the harmonic "sweet spot" and the bridge humbucker pulls midrange from the blended crossover points of your settings in a favorable manner. This allows the user to create an accurate tone of choice. FYI, check the "height" setting of the humbuckers, you will probably need to lower them by one or two turns on the screws. Mine were set too close to the strings. Easy fix.
Sound
Lots of Low-End response from the dual humbucker pick-ups, and passive electronics with toneful midrange spectrum. Sustain is incredible.
Features
Serial to parallel switching via push-pull pots with all chrome hardware makes for a very appealing and useful set up. Hard to beet the adjustable nut feature. You can set the action on the fly.
Ease of Use
For me, the playability aspect of this bass is it's greatest feature. Although the ease of rendering natural, inspiring "mids" is also a great a tribute from a beautifully crafted instrument. It is also, like most Warwick basses, very light and ergonomically engineered
Quality
I have owned and played a Warwick Fortress Master Man 4 for about 20 years, so the reliability and longevity of this Corvette Rockbass has high expectations. The craftsmanship and components seem to be spot-on, by comparison with the biggest difference being the three piece Wenge neck of my German made Fortress bass and the two piece maple/rosewood neck of the Rockbass.
Value
I played several bass guitars in the $400 to $1000 price range and I just kept coming back to this one. Dollar for dollar the Corvette $$ is a steal at zZounds.com.
Manufacturer Support
N/A.
The Wow Factor
The red oil finish on the swamp ash body is more beautiful in hand than a picture can convey.
Musical Background:
30 years of classical acoustic/electrci guitar and electric bass. Practice, practice, practice. I have played pro and socially.
Musical Style:
All types and genres of guitar based music
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Submitted June 29, 2014 by Thomas P in Memphis, TN
"Warwick RockBass Corvette $$ 4-string red-oil"
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I have owned a German-made Warwick Fortress One Masterman for nearly 20 years. I have always loved the tone and playability of this particular instrument. With this in mind, I was in the hunt for a back-up 4 string bass for a 3 piece acoustic gig. I knew that I did not want a used piece, but perhaps a new, entry level model Yamaha or Ibanez as a suitable back-up. I was close to getting the trbx505 Yamaha for about $500.00. So when I price comparison shopped online, I came across this beautiful Warwick RockBass Corvette $$. What?? 8 payments, No interest, No credit. I was tempted to give this a try and man am I ever glad that I did. 4 days after my order was completed, this brand new, factory sealed Warwick in my hands. The playability is much like the Fortress one German bass and the tone and sustain of this beauty is absolutely remarkable. Serial to parallel switching in both volume pots, and tone enhance on another pot. The high and low mids are exceptional. the dual humbuckers (passive) offer a very punchy low growl at higher volumes. Use a compressor/enhancer and you will be in hog heaven as I was. I you are loyal to the Warwick brand and have not tried a RockBass, you might be very suprised. The balance, weight, adjust-a-nut III, 3pc bridge bring a very familiar feel to the German counterparts. M.E.C. electronics are the same as well. Now, with the comparisons aside this Warwick Rockbass does just that, it Rocks the Bass.Best bang for the Double Buck out there.I am very satisfied with my purchase to this point and zZounds made it all possible.Thanks guys!!!!! Some advice, play as many basses at your local guitar vendor that you can, ask questions, settle on the sound and feel that you want, then go for it.
Musical Background:
30 years electric bass guitar w/some classical/electric guitar. Home recording and studio experience. Session bassist. Will Play
Musical Style:
Rock n' Roll, Acoustic Rock, Hard Rock, Contemporary Christian, R & B.
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Submitted December 1, 2016 by Donald A in Grand Rapids, MI
"I adore this but something's not right..."
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okay i'm going to get this out of the way right now, QC needs to be stepped up on these quick. my tuning machines are loose (they are not only not tight on the headstock but the bolts that hold them in place are loose as well) nothing damaged just not tightened all the way, the neck pickup pot had a read bad crackle to it when using it, and for some reason there are ALOT of metal shavings stuck to my pickups. those out of the way i still ADORE this bass. i had an older 5 string jazz version and it sounded wonderful but was VERY neck heavy. this is not the case as the body is not really heavy but.. i'll say robust. there's no neck dive i find and the neck, frets, and body were flawless. it plays and feels like a dream.the reason i don't care or can write off the pot and pickups having metal on them so quickly is cause i had no intention of keeping the stock ones anyways. those are already switched out. i can say there's enough room to make this an active provided you don't plan on using an onboard preamp. in closing i guess i can say that i do feel they really need to step up (or wake up) on the QC, but after that it plays amazing, sounds amazing, and feels amazing. i've wanted this bass for some time and have no intention of ever losing it.
Musical Background:
playing for 15 years, hobbyist, amateur recording engineer.
Musical Style:
Rock, Classic Rock, Prog, Prog Metal, Math Metal, Hardcore, Death Core, Anything detuned.
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Submitted February 10, 2016 by Ryan W in Sesttle, WA
"Great bass!"
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I ordered this bass about 4 months ago. It took a while for it to come in stock, but it was worth the wait. I own a Warwick Corvette German Pro line, and love Warwick sound/feel. I figured I'd try the Rockbass Corvette and I love it. It plays and feels great, almost as good as my Proline. Fit and finish looks great. The pick ups are about the only part that lacks. Not bad by any means but not much either. It's a bit on the dull side. But once I switch out the Pups for EMGs or something this bass will probably ved
Musical Background:
Hobbiest, 10 years playing(guitar, and like 2 years total on bass.).
Musical Style:
Everything Rock / Metal!!
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Submitted December 15, 2013 by Michael S in Peoria, AZ
"Warwick RockBass Corvette Double Buck "
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these are great bass now i have 2 going get another 1 for different tunings although i use flatwound strings + i needed a setup for new style of strings
Musical Background:
50 years bass, guitar giged out recoderd ect...
Musical Style:
Blues, Classic rock, hard rock 80's style, southern rock
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