Bought it in 97 as the second owner. First guy could not get used to a fiver. Played it hardly. Then I saw her...(sounds like a cheap novel) and decided without any hesistation that it would be mine. Besides the fact that I played guitar and could absolutly not affort this beauty, i still bought the Corvette 5. Without any doubt the most attractive, sleak, modern, natural and professional looking bass to me at that time.But never played it. I new the Warwick reputation. Absurdly expensive and top materials crafted by skilled workers, not the cheapest. Made in Germany, next to the Netherlands.
It served with the amp as a stand for the bedroon TV. The included softcase was used by our cats for sharpening frontpaws. Didnt hurt the bass inside was my idea.
After the last band split up, stopt being active in a band the last 8 years. Career. Until the summer of '11. If i knew a bassplayer... Yes, me! (Joke) was the answer to a fellow i knew. But at the same moment it felt like a good opportunity to play again. Even on a bass, which I always found boring and lazy. I used to play Ibanez RG's and metal....
First evening as a bassplayer. The others looked very very amazing at the novice i was with a Corvette 5.
Never played before. Amp was a Peavey Basic 50. Played the first notes....
The band still exists after 7 years and 100+ shows with only the original singer and me. Simply cannot stop playing.
Its the feeling we all know. Hard to describe. But for me, it has everything to do with my Corvette. I love it.
Played other basses, but they are still boring to me.
Dont play guitar anymore, i am totally hooked on bass, progrock and my Corvette.
For very little FS-able FX i still use a Digitech GSP2101 also a 90's product amped by Warwick Xtreme 10.1 over a set of Greenboys 15/6.
Earthquake material. Ultraclean, powerfull, subtle and usefull. Comes with a everlasting smile on the bassplayers face.
In short. I saw a Corvette and start playing bass and quit everything else.
Nothing but the truth.
Warwick Corvette Standard