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Corvette knockoff ??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AllodoX, Apr 16, 2002.


  1. it's NOT a Warwick Rockbass.. according the dealer it's called a " rock axe 5 ".. they're real cheap tho.. about $ 225

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  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Another dildo bass! I thought they were so ugly that nobody would copy them - just goes to show that they'll copy anything! If there's money to be made! ;)
     
  3. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Oh my.....

    I thought that Rockbass was sort of a cliched name, but Rock Axe takes the cake.
     
  4. Alltho you have to admit that a Mohagony (sp?) bass for $ 225 is very interesting..

    b.t.w. i made a typo.. it's ROK AXE, not ROCK AXE
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    That makes it even worse! I vote this as worst bass of the year - well , so far, of those I have seen - although that pink abomination runs it close!! ;)
     
  6. man i've seen those some where... I just can't remember.. hm..

    I belive they are Korean made..
     
  7. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    there's mahogany and mahogany.
     
  8. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    ;) Pretty interesting-
    I bet Warwick's attorney's are in a meeting right now!

    On the positive side, assuming this thing is somewhat playable and has decent intonation,
    if you're a 16-year old beginning bassist working at Burger King, what the he**?

    You can now be just like Jack Bruce or Cracker or whoever these whippersnappers listen to:) !

    No harm, no foul- Probably better to save a little
    bit more & get a better quality axe, that's what I'd do...
    OTOH, hand that thing to Stanley Clarke, loooook out!:cool:
     
  9. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    cheap knockoff for me is really good! power to the poor people!
     
  10. zombywoof5050

    zombywoof5050

    Dec 20, 2001
    I belive they are Korean made.. [/B][/QUOTE]

    Hence the name "ROK" (Republic Of Korea)?
     
  11. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    At least it's not as bad as those Spector guys, sheesh! :rolleyes: :D
     
  12. will check it out saturday, stand by for review gentlemen :)
     
  13. Right..

    I've played 3 of them..

    - A corvette-like model
    - A Thumb-like model
    - Another Thumb-like model, but with different pickup config..

    My first and only reaction was " holy sh.. ! :eek: "

    These basses go for $ 225 to $ 500, but they feel, play and look more like $ 500 to $ 1000 basses.

    I was least to say very impressed with the clarity of the lows ( no muddy " B " like most cheap basses ) and the good highs.

    The finish was real typical.. it's dark wood, but with a very thin layer of clear-finish over it.. not wax-finish like the warwicks.. this is in fact very good.. you have the wood-look, but not the worries of waxing the bass..

    the thumb-lookalikes even had the warwick-type bridge, but no just-a-nut.

    The neck was a bit thinner than a typical warwick, but still the bass feels very solid.

    Along sides with the OLP's and rockbass'es, these are very good budget-basses. :)
     
  14. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000
    Sometimes the woman you took to bed doesn't look so good the next morning. :eek:
     
  15. Never had that problem.. i don't do alchohol ;)
     
  16. I just thought i'd mention that my friend who's 16 and working at Burger King just bought a bass today, i thought the irony of the situation was fun.
     
  17. Craithius

    Craithius

    Oct 19, 2007
    my first bass was a Rok Axe jazz copy, and I'm actually interested in finding another to mod.

    I bought that bass for $88 back in 98... It was worth every penny... lol
     
  18. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    philly
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    Wow, 6-year old thread.


    Man I was a 10-year old and obsessed with football/baseball/basketball not bass. How times have changed...