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Warwick corvette standard question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jcotten, Jan 20, 2014.


  1. jcotten

    jcotten

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    I'll make this short. I used to own a Warwick Corvette Standard 4 (2000-2001?) and it had chrome hardware. I have wanted it back ever since. What a great bass IMO. I have found a seller of a corvette standard in perfect condition at a great price ($400). The only thing I am confused by is it has black hardware. When did they start using black hardware and is it the same as my older chrome version besides hardware color? Also, worth the price? I have confirmed that it is a genuine warwick, not a rockbass. Any info on this would be great guys!

    -Justin
     
  2. Roland GR 88

    Roland GR 88 Supporting Member

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    If you can get hold of the serial # you can look it up on Warwicks website. Pre 2009 models were made in Germany. Good price at 400 if it's one of those.
     
  3. jcotten

    jcotten

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    Just sent out a text requesting the serial#. Thanks!
     
  4. f64

    f64 Supporting Member

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    Justin, from what I've seen and remember the chrome hardware came on Corvette Proline models only out of Germany. Rockbass and pre-rockbass designations manufactured elsewhere all had chrome. I might be way off here but that is what I remember and always used as a quick way to designate between each model.
     
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  6. Tomkat8

    Tomkat8 Supporting Member

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    I have a german made 98 standard 6, it has chrome hardware.. It could've been special ordered that way. Or maybe someone switched out the hardware, dana b goods was selling lots of leftover parts on ebay, I upgraded my nut to a just a nut 3. For cheap...Just a thought
     
  7. Herrick

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    I've owned 3 Warwick Corvettes. Two were 5-strings & one was a 4-string. They all had black hardware & were Germang-made in the mid 2000s. I don't remember the years. Sorry.
     
  8. jcotten

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    Thanks for all the feedback, guys. According to the serial number it's a 2006. At $400 in great condition I don't think I should pass it up.
     
  9. jcotten

    jcotten

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    Although the model I owned was bubinga and the one I'm considering buying is swamp ash. Hmm..
     
  10. elBandito

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    German made active corvette(bubinga body) came with chrome hardware and passive(ash) came with black hardware.

     
  11. theos

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    So how do you know if it's a proline or not. Mine is an ash body, active... 4 knobs and 2 switches, 4 string with black hardware. Sorry... New to warwicks. I know from the SN that it's a 2006 model.
     
  12. GM60466

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    I've seen them both ways
     
  13. blastoff99

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    Not necessarily.

    My German-made bubinga corvette standard (passive) had chrome hardware.
     

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