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The Corvette Hot Rod (4 string vs 5 string)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by optic, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. optic


    Nov 18, 2002
    One year ago i picked up a 4string version of the Corvette Hot Rod LTD, and it totally blew me away. The first bass I ever liked more then my Thumb Bolt-On when it comes to playability, and it was very light for being a warwick aswell.

    My main question is since the 4 string version has MEC active P/P pickups, while the 5 string has active MEC H/H soapbars , whats the big difference when it comes to sound? Im deeply in to funk&soul, and recently joined a very successfull reggaeband, so I need the bass to kind of match these. I will be playing thru a 2*12 EBS neo cabinett with a Thunderfunk-top.

    And for my second question, do you have any comments at all regarding the bass (4string or 5string). I have found very few threads about it, along with some few reviews. Is it really the funkmonster as some sais it to be. I recon the sound will be a diffrent from my Thumb since its diffrent wood and diffrent electronics

    Im very thankful for all comments :hyper:
    PS Sorry for the long post
  2. optic


    Nov 18, 2002
    Btw, here are the specs on the bass, which can be found on www.warwick.de

    US Swamp Ash body, 2-piece design with hollow tone chambers
    intricate veneer lining
    3/8" AAA Flamed Maple top
    Flamed Maple neck with Flamed Maple fingerboard and "Planet" inlays, 24 frets
    Fingerboard radius: 4-string = 500 mm (20"), 5-string = 640 mm (25,5")
    Scale length: 34" (long)
    MEC active P/P pickups (4 string), active MEC H/H soapbars (5 string)
    Satin tinted finish
    Black hardware
    Active MEC 3-band electronics
    Warwick security locks
    Available as 4- or 5-string version
    LTD number plate and handsigned by Hans Peter Wilfer on the back of the headstock
    Comes with "Premium Line Plus" RockBag® for bass guitar
  3. optic


    Nov 18, 2002
    plz help :(
  4. NewGuy

    NewGuy Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Yeah, I would really like to know more about how the Hot Rod 5 string sounds too. I even put a post on the Warwick forum but nobody had any insight.

    It sure is a beauty and I've been thinking of getting one but...
  5. optic


    Nov 18, 2002
    Yeah, it feels like its the least warwick bass talked about =/
    But someone should be able to know about the pickups, which were my main question =/

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