New Warwick question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bman, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. bman


    Dec 4, 2000
    Sandown, N.H., USA
    To those knowledgable about things Warwickian:

    I bought a Warwick Corvette Limited Edition at Guitar Center yesterday.

    I asked the clerk if this was the GC limited edition bass. He said it was. (Although he bluffed his way through most of my questions, so I'm not sure if he was correct.)

    See... When I look at the Warwick Web site, which has a press release and photos of the Guitar Center 37th anniversary limited edition bass - it's not my bass.

    The one I got has a maple neck and a humbucker pickup. And the finish is different - although I realize that may change from bass to bass anyway.
    Plus, the suggested retail price it was tagged was not the price suggested on the Warwick site. (I also realize that can vary with mileage.)

    My question is this:
    1. Is the bass I got a GC Ltd. Edition? It wasn't tagged that way. It just said, "Warwick Corvette Limited Edition. (Like I said, the clerk wasn't real knowledgable, so I'm not sure I buy into what he was saying.)

    2. If not, what exactly did I get? Is the maple neck and humbucker the only thing that makes it a limited edition?

    Thanks. And here's my 24-hour review: Sounds great, plays great. I can now distribute liberal servings of funk to those starving for the funk.

    However, I must use this power only for good.
  2. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    It isnt the Guitar Center Limited Edition
    The GC Limited Edition is a Thumb Bolt On.

    The Limited Edition Corvete has an Etimoe Body with an Ovangkol neck and a Birdseye Maple Top, but 2 P Pickups.

    I think yours is a FNA Limited wich has a Body Top (Dont know wich wood), but I dont know why yours has a Maple neck
  3. bman


    Dec 4, 2000
    Sandown, N.H., USA
    Yeah, it's definitely not the 'Vette Ltd. you show here...
    But thanks for the eye candy! I love the body style of the Thumb Bass.

    The one I got actually looks a lot like the Corvette Jazzman, with the humbucker and the J pickup, but it doesn't have the three way switch.

    You'd think I'd have enough wits about me to... I don't know... ASK before I bought it? :D

    Confusion ensues.
  4. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    is there any way you can post a pic?
  5. babecker


    Mar 7, 2002
    Sykesville, MD
    I think you got the 36th anniversary GC edition. It looks like a corvette jazzman, but with a maple fingerboard and an ash body (bubinga top).

    I'm looking at buying the same bass right now -- what do you think of it?
  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    If it's the maple fretboard corvette, you have a VERY cool bass. The deal was that each guitar center in the US got one and only one (of course, one of my local guitar centers got TWO for some reason, and they still have one). It is the limited edition, and they do not make them. Very very cool basses.

    Please post a picture though. They did not have maple NECKS, but maple FRETBOARDS, with an ovangkol neck. If it's the same bass I'm talking about, it should have an ash back and bubinga top (swirly), and it should be about half and half of both woods. MEC pickups (MM+slanted J). Bolt on, 4 strings. Yes?

    If not a picture! There isn't much description from you about what it is. Good luck, and it sounds like you got a killer bass.
  7. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Perhaps you got a RockBass! :eek: :eek: :eek: