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Corvette or Thumb?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by warwick666320, May 29, 2004.

  1. warwick666320


    May 27, 2004
    Well the name says it really.What is better the Warwick Corvette or the Thumb?
  2. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    I like this Corvette better. I never really like the thumb.
  3. I prefer the vette also, the thumb just never really did anything for me.
  4. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I like my Corvette. I have tried one Thumb BO and I didn't like it; I couldn't find a favorable tone and neck dived while sitting, but this bass had been beaten up pretty bad.

    If it had sounded great I would of bought it, a wide, correctly adjusted strap will cure the neckdive completely.
  5. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    The Corvette Jazzman is just classy. That is a sweet bass.
  6. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    If you compare the Corvette Std and the Thumb BO, though both will have a growly tone, the Corvette, due to the more traditionally placed p-ups, and the very responsive character of bubinga, will be more versatile; however, the Thumb will have more of that growly tone.
    But, the Thumb will also have more neckdive
    And the Corvette even looks better: both in shape, and in body wood ;) :cool:
  7. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    and I add:
    huge tonal range due to the MM humbucker and the diaonal J,
    preamp can be changed for an aguilar obp3
  8. fozzy


    Jun 21, 2001
    Riga, Latvia, EU
    +1 Corvette, really nice body shape and sound.
    Question : what is difference between swamp ash and bubinga(do they both sound the same on warwicks?)...
  9. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    No, they sound different on Ws, too, of course :rolleyes: ;)

    Bubinga: low and lo-mid growl, compressed highs. Very attractive redish-brown... yummm! :cool:
    Ash: clear, punchy, bright highs, weaker in mids. Plain old yellow with grain

    The construction and the neck adds a bit of extra growl to both, though
  10. fozzy


    Jun 21, 2001
    Riga, Latvia, EU
    I like ash sound more than bubinga imho ..:D
  11. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Well,as for me, now that I know how bubinga sounds, my next bass will definately have bubinga in it... or at least a wenge neck :bassist: :growl:
  12. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    wow I thought everyone would vote thumb..
  13. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    i will, thumb for me please. The difference isnt huge, besides for cosmetics. Sure when you A/B them they might sound a bit different, but waricicks are known for their growl so your gonna get a good sounding bass either way. I think the corvette looks stupid so i got the thumb and love it. I think the thumb is more expensive though.
  14. maxbass


    May 22, 2002
    Milano Italy
    Warwick Corvette or Thumb bolton?
    Both nice basses.

    But if you're thinking about a real neck through Thumb, that's trademark Warwick sound. No question.
  15. I have a wenge neck Corvette FNA and I'm lovin it! I've owned 2 Thumb Boltons. One with a full wenge neck and the other had ovankol. I prefered the FNA to the both of them. If you're gonna get a Warwick, do yourself a favour and get one with a full wenge neck. :cool:

  16. :eyebrow:

    Are you crazy? I think they are damn hot looking.
  17. Hurley


    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    +1, especially the LTD ones.

    I started a thread like this a little while ago. Check out the pics in the first post...
  18. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    warwicks arnt known for being sexy looking basses, hehe. but the corvette jazz man is a sweet bass.


    i played last years ltd ( the one with the swirly top) man did that bass rock, i thought they were strang looking at first but when u play them, mmmm mmm.
  19. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I think warwicks are sexy looking. Even though i dont own a Warwick, they always have stood out for me, and i think i will own one someday. Im thinking maybe a corvette of some sort, whether its a proline, or whathaveyou.
  20. OrionManMatt


    Feb 17, 2004
    I'm picking up an Ocean Blue Corvette Proline 4 tomorrow :D

    It needs new strings and a setup but goo...it's nice.