Warwick corvette standard used 450$??? Modded??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LittleBassChops, Mar 15, 2014.


  1. LittleBassChops

    LittleBassChops

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    At my local music store there is a used warwick standard corvette fretless for only 450$. The previous owner decided for some reason to replace the tuners??

    The bass sounds great and it will be my first fretless. But i just have 1 question..

    Could the change of tuners have done some irreperable damage (to the tone) that i am unaware of? Im so scared of buying this thing once and for all and it not be able to be restored completely..

    Advise please!!!
  2. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

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    Haha that's a new one.

    No. There is no change to the tone because of different tuners.
  3. jebersole

    jebersole

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    Not familiar with that bass, but maybe previous owner was trying to address some neck dive. If so, some might consider that an upgrade; unless they put Fender style tuners on it! :)
  4. Herrick

    Herrick

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    That's a very good price for a used Germang Corvette Standard.
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  6. LagBox

    LagBox

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    If it sounds good now, then why worry?

    I don't think the tonal difference would be in any way audible.
  7. ole Jason

    ole Jason

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    My German Corvette has zero neck dive. Wonder what the original owner was trying to accomplish?
  8. LittleBassChops

    LittleBassChops

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    Hey folks just updating!!

    I have the bass on reserve and have been playing it almost daily. I am totally planning on replacing the tuners as soon ad possible. Most likely with black hardware tuners.gunna try to upload pics soon
  9. Bobster

    Bobster

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    Warwick tuners sorta have a bad reputation for falling apart. I definitely wouldn't be in a hurry to buy another set of Warwicks to put on there.

    That may be why they were swapped out.

    Here's one thread from the Warwick forum about tuners: http://forum.warwick.de/showthread.php/14089-Broke-another-tuner-today?

    Anyway, all the best, and enjoy the bass!

    Bob
  10. LittleBassChops

    LittleBassChops

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    Just to update everyone, i brought the bass home and am generally satisfied. My only issues are that a washer under the gstring tuner has come loose causing a metallic buzzing noise sometimes when i play on the g string. Not the end of the world...

    At the same time i see that the graphite nut will need changing within the year (or less) and i hear good things about the brass Just-a-nut3. Might just check it out.

    As for the tuners, they are generally a bad fit and the definitly need to go. But dammit am i in love with my new girl <3
  11. LittleBassChops

    LittleBassChops

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    Perhaps my issue with the nut can just be fixed by very slightly raising the action on the nut a tad higher, wish me luck folks.

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