I want to buy this Warwick bass, could I have the opinions of Talkbass before I buy?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Silverhorizon, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Silverhorizon


    Mar 8, 2013
    Hello! For the last 2 months I have been eyeing this bass guitar and I plan on purchasing it.

    It is the Warwick Pro Series Corvette Bubinga 6 string bass guitar. I require a low B-string for heavy metal and classical, as well as the high C for funk metal, jazz and in general not moving too far up the neck, so I do require a 6 string for my needs.

    What do you guys think of this particular bass, or Warwicks in general? I do have experience with 6 string basses as well and can handle the girth. I like Warwick basses in general as well, and own the 4 string version of this with a tremolo bar.

    What do you guys think?
  2. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Inactive

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Warwick Streamer would be my second choice out of any bass, right after my Ric. Maybe even first choice. Of course I can't afford it so it's a moot point. Nevertheless, you'll be hard pressed to find too many folks dissin' Warwicks.
  3. Dave the Bass

    Dave the Bass

    Sep 11, 2011
    That's my kind of bass right there.....I'd like to upgrade to one like that or a nice used Patittucci signature Yamaha.
  4. As long as you are happy/comfortable with the big necks and narrow string spacing go for it. They sounds awesome!!!
  5. can't speak to the criticism of Bubinga in general....

    my son has had a 4 string warwick thumb for over a year (bolt-on neck)

    the sound is simply great.....for certain styles of music, i would put it up against any bass he has (and he's got a lot)

    any way to try before you buy?....i know that Guitar Center has a 30 day no-questions-asked return policy....if you could get one with that kind (or any kind) of return policy, i say go for it and play the hell out of it, and see if you like it

  6. jonnybass1


    Dec 9, 2011
    Brampton, On
    First off Warwick Corvettes are amazing in tone and playability. The bubinga tone is especially great. The only drawback is the weight. The bubinga ones are much heavier than the ash. I have 2 ash Corvettes and I love them especially the tone.
  7. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderators Local A440 Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Under the flight path
    HEAVY. Very heavy.

    Don't know about the 6-string, but my 4 had a neck like a baseball bat.
  8. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Inactive

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    I've got a Pro Series 5, and it's light and has a slim and comfortable neck. Great bass. No idea how the 6 is though.
  9. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006
    ricks arent alot cheaper than warwicks. infact I dare say it is more expensive than most of their mid-low range offerings
  10. Combinator


    Oct 23, 2005
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, Bartolini, Genzler Amplification, GHS, Tsunami Cables, Sonic Nuance
    I'm a big fan of Warwick, but I prefer the Streamer variants. But the Corvettes are much more affordable. If you like it, go for it! Or better yet, find one used. They're fairly common as far as wicks go.
  11. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Inactive

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Mine is an original '74, so it's likely worth more than a comparable used Streamer. Nevertheless, I have had it since the early 80s and I paid about $600 for it. Without selling it there is no way I could get away with buying the Streamer. Mrs. Eye would poke out my eye.
  12. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Inactive

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Yep, and the Pro Series the op is asking about is a cheaper made in korea line of instruments. Not sure about what they cost stateside, but over here they're less than Am Std Fenders.
  13. Great instrument! Do not be swayed by the Rockbasses, Pro Series, etc instruments built these days. They are constructed very well and they'll give you years of reliable enjoyment.

    Questions: Is there a chance you could try this Pro Series 6 Corvette before you buy it? If not, are you able to test drive any Warwicks? Warwicks, as some have already advised are usually on the heavy side.

    I have a Thumb BO 6, which I love. To combat the weight of the Warwick, or any heavy bass for that matter, is to pick up a nice wide strap. Wide straps distribute the instrument's weight more evenly across your shoulder. It also helps a lot if the strap has a rough swede/leather backing which will help the bass to stay put and reduce any neckdive issues which may arise.
  14. Ronny49


    Aug 22, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ

    I agree! Here is a site that offers great straps and you won't beat their prices!!