fender mia of warwick rock bass

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  1. thumpslap

    thumpslap

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    wich of these should i get





    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rockbass-corvette--4-string-full-size-electric-bass-guitar/3653316.p?id=1218424170952&skuId=3653316&st=categoryid$pcmcat151600050007&cp=1&lp=6



    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/american-special-precision-bass-174/1980819.p?id=1218304066872&skuId=1980819&st=categoryid$pcmcat151600050007&cp=3&lp=3
     
  2. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    If your handle is any indication I think the Corvette would be a better slap bass than the Precision. The P bass slaps fine, but I wouldn't say it excels at it.
     
  3. awilkie84

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    Best Buy in the US carries Warwick & Fender!?
    Geeze...and I thought Future Shop in Canada carrying Gibson was weird.
     
  4. the ombudsman

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    Fender USA vs. Asian Warwick? :eek: Fender all the way! The only Rockbass I played didn't impress me at all.

    Two very different basses, by the way.
     
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  6. thumpslap

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    thats what i was thinking. im only getting it at best buy cause i have credit and gas. also did you see the price on that fender. 650 for usa pbass
     
  7. awilkie84

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    There are also 2 different Rockbass lines. Which did you play? The one with German hardware & MEC pickups, the the shoddy ones from years past? The new Rockbass line is amazing & will easily stand against that Am Spec P-bass. USA quality isn't the epitome of guitardom it used to be.
     
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    I think it was one of the shoddy ones. It was in 2002ish. I'm pretty sure it didn't have MEC. It was a 5-string Corvette. It was pretty bad.
     
  9. Herrick

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    I'd go for the P Bass because I prefer that sound.

    The newer Rockbasses are supposed to be pretty good from what I've heard. I'm pretty sure they have the German 3D bridges, tuners, & pickups. I think the woods are different on some models & some may not have all the active controls & tonal options of the much more expensive German models. Also, I think all the Rockasses have bolt-on necks, which isn't necessarily a "downgrade".
     
  10. uOpt

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    This is ridiculous. If you settle for a Corvette you can have a German made Warwick for less.
     
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    You can't judge a company on one occurrence....
     
  12. inthevelvet

    inthevelvet Supporting Member

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    as was said, they are 2 very different basses. If you were to want to resell down the road, I think the USA Fender would hold its value better. That said for ~$700ish you can get a solid used German made Warwick which I think would be a better value than either.
     
  13. georgestrings

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    I couldn't disagree more - once again, your anti-American bias is showing...


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  14. Artobass

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    Go play them both then decide what "you" like most. These are two different basses and getting your hands on them is of utmost importance before your decision to purchase on or the other.
     
  15. awilkie84

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    There are thru-neck Rockbasses, as well.

    As someone who has owned 3 US Fenders, I'm hardly anti-American. In fact, my dream bass is a US-made Spector NS-5XL. I also have my eye on a Fender Am Dlx Jazz V, and a custom Warmoth or Carvin build.

    My beef is with everyone holding Fender up as the gold standard by which others are judged. It's backwards & wrong. Country of origin in the past was an indicator of quality, but that ship sailed at least 10 years ago. There are MANY professional artists who prefer import models. Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse has a signature Euro model Spector (and he actually uses them live). Johnny April from Staind uses Spector Legends (Asian made) live.

    There are other artists with other companies that do the same thing, these were just the 2 at the front of my mind.
     
  16. thumpslap

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  18. thumpslap

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    I wen to the store here in texas. they didn't have a warwick cause it sucks here. but I played the j. and yup, now I wait for it to ship. also I was really surprised at the price
     
  19. georgestrings

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    Hyperbole much??? - by all means, provide some examples of that happening here at TB...


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