Warwick Flight Case

Discussion in 'Warwick Basses' started by NLBassist, Feb 19, 2014.


  1. NLBassist

    NLBassist

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    Does anyone else find that their Warwick bass simply doesn't fit well in the flight case?

    I have a Corvette Standard, and even with the foam pads there is still plenty of room for the bass to move around. After a month or so, I noticed that every time I opened the case, the pad towards the lid would be completely flat. I then started 'rotating' the pads, and now both pads are flat and even after leaving em out a for a while, they remain flat.

    Now the padding on the walls of the case are beginning to flatten out and dent as the bass is simply moving around way too much in the case. Has anyone else experienced this? is it normal?
  2. Garey

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    Is this the older black flight case or the newer silver ones? In my experience, the new flight cases are about as good as it gets!!
  3. NLBassist

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    It's the black one... It looks the same as the grey one, just a different color... Unless they cheaper quality (which might explain it).
  4. Garey

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    I've had both...and the new cases are really nice!
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  6. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Supporting Member

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    Mine is amazing. It's the new one. If only it didn't weigh 40 lbs!
  7. NLBassist

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    Sounds like I got the wrong one! The other day the foam blocks around the headstock fell out....
  8. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Supporting Member

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    The foam blocks in mine or moveable - which just means that with a little creativity, I can use it for any guitar/bass when I'm traveling.

    It's dang sure SECURE!!
  9. NLBassist

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    The ones around the headstock?
  10. tobias3469

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    do they really weigh 40lbs dry??
  11. NLBassist

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    I haven't weighed mine, but I can't imagine it being more than 25lbs
  12. kevk

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    I've had both the older black cases and the new silver one. While I didn't weigh them...comparing them side by side, the new one is significantly heavier...but also a little nicer interior. :)
  13. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Supporting Member

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    I may have over-estimated the weight when I said "40 pounds" - I didn't weigh it either. But I'm 6'2" and weigh 240. . . .and still in playing shape. . . .and when I took it up the stairs to my studio, it took both hands.

    It is far and away the heaviest, most secure guitar carrying device I have ever seen.

    I'll be using it for everything that I need to pack to travel long and hard.

    I'm pretty sure it will stop bullets. . . .
  14. NLBassist

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    I agree it's heavy, and the outer shell is definitely built for a beating. The inside, however, just seams really cheaply made to me.

    I have a corvette standard 5 string and even with the two little plush inserts, it doesn't fit well. There is a couple inches of space around the top and bottom of the bass, and there also a couple inches of space between the front of the bass and the lid. It moves around in there and definitely isn't secure.

    It also lacks in quality as well. All the plush and the foam is barely glued in correctly, and a couple pieces have already fallen out.

    Mine isn't the new silver one; it's the black one they had last year. Maybe this is all why they decided to upgrade them. Either way, I would NOT recommend the black one to anyone.
  15. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Supporting Member

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    after reading about the "black one", I went and got my "silver one" out. . . the foam is glued in very well and it fits tight as a glove. Granted, mine is new and the foam hasn't had time to "settle" in but as of right now, it's built like a tank.

    Of all the flight cases I've ever had or even seen - this one is the top of the heap!!

    I think I prefer the Fender-type flight case (I think it's an SKB) for absolute fitment but as far as protection, I do think this Warwick case would stop bullets!
  16. Don Johnson

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    Yeah, the black flight cases blow! I have not had the new one yet so I won't comment on that. I have had my bass dinged up because the molding on the inside did not stay glued. They don't hold their shape and they are ridiculously heavy. I have been trying to find the old skb style one to replace my flight case for some time (with no luck). I wish that they would go back to the skb style ones. I even had the dana b goods distributor tell me that the cases suck!

    Sorry for the negativity, just my opinion
  17. NLBassist

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    Sorry to hear to that. It kinda confirms some of the concerns I have with mine. Luckily no dings yet, but it's finally getting to the point where the lower horn on my 'vette could hit the metal.

    I think I'm gonna dump mine. I've only had a bass in it since September; that's way to short a time to start having these issues.

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