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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by flea claypool, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004

    im kinda on a edge.........
    im getting a new bass next month either a warwick corvette with active electronics and a swamp ash body in a 5 string

    or else a fender aerodyne jazz bass.............

    which do you think is the best bet has anyone played either and could you tell me wat you think
    THANKS :bassist: :help:
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Both good basses but i would go with the Warwick. Warwicks are just so awesome feeling/sounding.
    Those two basses are QUITE different though.

    What kind of tone/feel are you going for?
  3. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    They are two completely different animals...

    The Areodyne sounds great, I think... Good rock tone, and it is nice and light.

    The warwick is also awsome...

    Apples and oranges on this one.
  4. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    Ah i play mainly funky chilis primus but im getting into the tappin side of things and i know fenders are useless to tap on as warwicks have the adjustable nut.......

    wat are the active electronics like?
  5. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I have a warwick thumb NT. Great bass. Great for tapping, has a 3 band active EQ.. Please, for the sake of Mike, work on your typing. Most of us here have evolved from "yo wutz up i wanna bi a bass plz thx". Back to the thumb.. The EQ is very nice. You can really get zillions of tones from it. The bass with light strings is also goot for a variety of slap techniquies. You can get a good Claypool tone out of it, but for the Flea stuff, A stringrayish bass is your best bet.
  6. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I've heard and read many negative things about the adjustable nut...
  7. Between the two I would want a 5 so I guess the Warwick, but I prefer fender tone and feel so tough call.

    IMO you should strongly consider some other axes like a Fender Roscoe Beck 5. Just everything you can before you buy!
  8. I would concur with the Stingray suggestion...
  9. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    Stringrays are amazing..... thats why i own one...
    but i wouldnt use it for playin chilis as even with the 3 band
    i find it to weak... what are fender fives like? i played a mim 5 string but the B was pathetic wat about the americans and the active deluxes.... sorry im a pain in the ass i know
  10. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    no need to be a smart ass all i used was ah and wat
    :spit: :spit: :spit: