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New used new bass day yesterday!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ImMoreBetter, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. ImMoreBetter


    Jan 26, 2009
    I received a 2010 Warwick Rockbass Corvette $$ last Monday from a fellow TBer. I played one of these at a store a month or so ago, I loved it. But now I finally have a chance to really see what I can do with it.

    I was concerned that it would be quite heavy, which wasn't an enormous problem, all my good basses are on the heavier side of the scale. I was pleasantly surprised with this one, however. It is lighter than my MiM Jazz Deluxe. I also find it to be very, very comfortable. It fits me just right. Neck dive is not much of an issue, it sits quite comfortably. Tight B string as well.

    And it's looks? I hope no one is watching my crotch when I see this thing sitting in the corner. It isn't beautiful. It just looks mean.

    I don't have any pics myself, it's 1:50am, I promise to post some tomorrow. But here's a crappy pic from right now, along with the horde slowly advancing across my room:

    As far as sound goes, I find it to be utterly confusing. Passive, dual MEC humbuckers, two volume knobs with series/parallel push/pull on each, and a tone knob. The confusing part isn't how to use the controls, but the results I get. I could be looking for a particular sound and never find it. I will then move on to the next sound, the opposite kind of sound, and will end up finding the first tone. :bag:
    Perhaps I've spent too much time with my active 3-band eqs.

    It takes a strange sort of middle ground between a Jazz bass, a P-bass, and a MusicMan, leaning towards all of them but mimicking none of them. Roll on the neck pickup, and it does very well with the P tones. Roll on the bridge, and it becomes not as burpy as a Jazz, but much too
    'tight' of a growl to be a Stingray. Loads of mids. And yes, it is a Rockbass, and it DOES growl like a Wick.
  2. VinKreepo


    Nov 13, 2009
    As far as tone, I put Warwick 'vettes and Ibanez SR's in the same category... with the 'vettes being MUCH better... if you ever decide you don't like that bass, I have an empty rack it could call home... lol nice bass dude

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