'99 corvette std was my 1st 5er
It's a keeper. I love the feel of the neck. Rock solid setup. Has never requires adjustment. You can set action crazy low. So it plays easy and fast for a bass. I love the low end tone. Big clean bottom heavy sound.
To me it sounds fantastic and clean.
I have many many hours on this bass and see very little evidence of fret or neck wear.
Although it does require waxing ( I always use Warwick wax ) it comes up like brand new After its done. I typically only wax it when I change strings.
Another reviewer mentioned that it didn't sit well in the mix. I also find this to be true only in certain types of band configuration. If I'm playing with several electric guitars ... especially with a les Paul type rhythm guitar, it does seem to be tough to pull out of the mix. However in a quartet / jazz or acoustic set ... It's perfect. For crazy deep loud ... It is thunderously low and also perfect. But I do get lost in the mix for much that I play.
It's also pretty heavy ... So I often find myself playing other basses when I'm with a larger band configuration, or going to be standing a lot.
Warwick Corvette Standard