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backplate on a warwick.....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Nov 19, 2003.


  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    a friend of mine has been obsessing on buying a used lefty warwick corvette bass and one of the things that has he (and I) concerned is that the plastic electroncs cover in the back has screws in it. mine is glued into the wood as is every other one i've seen. anyone have any idea whats up with that. it also looks like the wood is ovankle which i've never seen on a corvette. anyone know what might be up with that too. arite - i'll go for broke, it's a 1999 - and the neck is all wenge with the old gold just a nut. the serial number is etched in the neck, they didn't make them like that in '99. what's up with all this stuff????

    most concerned about the screws thing though.....
     
  2. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    i have to get them again from him first if he still has em. i thought he decided against it so i trashed the ones i had.

    i want him to get the bass. i think at $600 it's a steal.
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yeah, I'm not sure I understand. My 1990 Thumb has the plastic cover screwed into the wood
     
  4. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    I'd e-mail Warwick Germany with the serial number on the bass. They could probably give you some information.
     
  5. warwickbass

    warwickbass

    Dec 8, 2001
    Minnesota
    The extra wrighting on the pickups say dynamic... something, cant remember what the 2nd word is, they are (I think, this isnt for sure) on all the passive warwicks. And that is the same body wood that all that model of corvett basses have.
     
  6. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Before the 'Streamer Standard' Warwicks,
    the Corvette Standard was the least
    expensive Warwick, retailing at @ $1,000.

    With the release of the Streamer Standard, the
    Corvette Standard list price went up at few
    hundred dollars.

    The Serial Number indicates a date of December 1999.

    Corvette Standard's are passive.

    One could order a Wenge Neck and Brass Nut
    in 1999. Warwick still had 'back stock.'

    No easy access door, because it doesn't use a battery.

    The Pickup says: "Dynamic Correction"
    MEC's passive J/J pickups.
     
  7. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    thanks for the pics, smash.

    i'm starting to think this might be an older body with a newer neck - but that still wouldn't explain the all wenge neck and brass nut. they stopped doing that in 98 i believe, unless it was a leftover lefty neck????

    i am also now convinced that this ISN'T an active bass, which makes it not so much of a steal anymore at $600.