Looking at 2 different Warwicks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Vast Piles, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. Hey,

    I've always wanted to buy a Warwick and now I finally have enough money to join the family.

    Until now I pretty much looked at every Warwick in my price range and I've singled-out the Corvette Standard and the FNA Jazzman (both fretless; I'm sick of not being able to set the strings as close to the fretboard as I want :D ).

    So of coarse I can't decide and I need your help. I also have a couple of questions concerning each model:

    Corvette Standard:

    1. How often do I hafto wax the wood? I heard that eventually I don't hafto do it as often anymore.

    2. I'm certain that there are a couple of people out here who play a fretless corvette so: Which pickup/electronics combo is best for the fretless: active/active, passive/active or passive/passive considering I want to play punk and hard rock with this thing?

    3. How good does a satin finish on this bass look (for example like burgundy red)?

    4. Is the weight of this bass really such a big problem? 'Cause I heard some people say that it makes up for it in comfortability.

    FNA Jazzman:

    1. How much does this bass weigh compared to the Corvette Standard?

    2. Is it good to use for punk and hard rock?

    My final question goes to those who know both models:

    Which one is better?

    Thanks for your help. I ppreciate it. :)

    :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    1. once every month or so, its healthy.
    2. for fretless ive heard you want active.
    3. im sure itd look fine
    4. no, its not that bad
    1. similiar, maybe a little lighter

    which one is better: i like the corvette std
  3. Thanks for your quick reply. I doo like the corvette std. a bit better I guess. If I get it with a satin finish I won't hafto wax it, right?
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    i dont believe so
  5. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    1. Once a month, and the minimum
    2. They normally come with passive pickups, but the "active" vettes sound amazing!
    3. The finish looks pretty good, but over time it looks better and better. After years of monthly waxes, it looks beautiful.
    4. It's not as bad as a lot of the others. People just need something to complain about I think...

    1. Much lighter, the FNAs have swamp ash bodies and flamed maple tops. Bubinga is much heavier.
    2. You can get lots of tones out of it, I'm sure it would be good for almost anything.

    Which one is better? That's a tough one. I'd pick the standard, but you'd have to play them both and see for yourself. Hope this helps, good luck!
  6. Thanks for the info! I guess I might consider buying the standard.
  7. You asked if the FNA would be good for punk style music... Well, from what I've seen, a few or more punk bands seem to favor the Ernie Ball Music Man styled guitars, opting for a single humbucker. With the FNA, you'll have the humbucker, and a Jazz pickup. Roll the Humbucker on all the way, and there you go, should sound just fine!

  8. bannedwit


    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    That would be pretty different, playing a fretless for Punk music... For myself, I haven't seen it before in that genre. In this day in age, only the unique bands make somethnig out of themselves so try that out, you may take the band to a new level and get noticed.