Buying a used Warwick Corvette, what should I look for?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SilverELEX, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. SilverELEX


    Oct 28, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I am working out a deal with a member on this forum in regards to buying a used Corvette with passive pups. Are there anythings I should ask/look for to make sure this is a good buy?

  2. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002

    A few things to consider re:Corvettes:

    1. Ask after the weight before you buy--they vary a lot, it's good to know ahead of time so you can think about that.

    2. The Warwick 2-pc bridges force the playable scale length of the instrument farther to the left than some other bridge designs. This means the first fret is farther out in the air when playing on a strap. If your arms are short, you might consider playing one at your nearby music store.

    3. Before 97-ish, Warwicks were made with higher grade brass nuts. If the instrument has a brass nut, versus the carbon thing, you can be a little extra assured (in my experience, YMMV) that the quality is there.

    Good luck!