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Growl Factor: Warwick Corvette VS. Fender Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Oliver, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. Oliver


    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    OK, in terms of growl, which one has more in your opinion.
    Id also like to know if there are any other basses out there with lots of it.

    thank you and cheers
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    If played by the bridge the jazz can have a lot, but when played correctly the Warwick is a beast.
  3. RandallFlagg

    RandallFlagg Guest

    Aug 18, 2003
    Kansas City
    You want GROWL....Rickenbacker!

  4. mrbungle


    Nov 13, 2000
    tampere, finland
    Well, I have both and there's no competition: Warwick.

    My Jazz has alder body & rw fingerboard, Warwick has bubinga body & wenge neck and fingerboard.
  5. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Another vote for the Warwick.
  6. brandonwong


    Dec 16, 2003
    Another vote for warwick! have a Streamer Stage II and it cuts thru any band anytime for its brightness and tighten when played near the bridge.

  7. Jackbass


    Dec 19, 2003
    Paris (FRANCE)
    Warwick s growl is incredible!!!
    I felt in love with the growl of a thumb bass ( what a low B!!!).
    I am also very satisfied of the growl of my corvettes.

    I have payed with a jazz bass this year, and there is no comparison.
  8. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Corvette (i have a Standard (= bubinga) 6). The Fender is rather "clean".

    Other basses with more growl? thats a tough one. Maybe basses of the same wood, but a better Eq - but Thumbs can be upgraded, too, so then there you have it.
  9. For that growly experience...

    Skip the Fender Straight away.. very clean but no Growl....

    Acutally Skip Warwick as well. (although growly in their own way)...

    My fav growl (apart from inserting a bass string up a bulldogs bum) is a good olde Fanshion Gibo Thunderbird or Gibo Grabber ....lotsa bottem end growl....

    *listen to Thrice album...lovely Gibo Grabber tone on their..with only a smidge of Ampeg o/d*

    Ahem to that... :D
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    From the answers in this thread, it is obvious that 'growl' means something different to a lot of people.
  11. tkarter


    Jan 1, 2003
    Growl should be explained I think. I think of it as fretbuzz mixed in with the bass.

  12. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    Ew. You're really not a big fan of growl, are you?

    Warwick definatly gets the most growl out of any bass due to the MEC pickups. Personally, I think it's too much. There's a lot of growl and not much tone clarity with the Warwicks, especially on the higher strings.
  13. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    Another vote for the Sound of Wood, but I'm biased.
  14. The corvette spanks the jazz as far as growl goes.
  15. Kelvin


    Apr 30, 2000
    Have both.

    Warwick, by a longshot.
  16. And yet another vote for the Sound of Wood.
  17. have both, well just bought a thumb today.

    Warwick would get my vote... Fender is just more poppy (which I like, but I needed something smooth)
  18. BoogieNight


    Jun 15, 2001
    Me too, I have both:

    Corvette Std with Ash body, passive
    Fender MIM with barts passive

    I think both of them are pleasantly growly, but in a different way. The Warwick is more agressive, a lower growl, you have to cut some mids and boost lows to get best tone. I love it, but frequently get "tired" of that sound and run back to Fender, which ALWAYS, ALWAYS sound good!
  19. I think I'd vote for warwick.. But I don't think the Jazz is rather clean.. compared to the Corvette..
  20. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    I go with my '96 Corvette Standard wenge neck/swamp ash body w/EMG J's(bqc onboard pre)over my Warmoth wenge neck/walnut body Jazz w/EMG J's(bts onboard pre). But they're REAL close!!