Warwick Corvette $$ or MM Bongo HH?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by born2lift, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. born2lift


    Feb 14, 2012
    Erie Michigan
    I will be in the market for another bass soon. I have had some time to do some research and I've narrowed my focus on either a Warwick Corvette $$ or a Music-man Bongo HH, both 4 strings. My budget will be around a grand, so I will be buying used.

    I currently have a Warwick Corvette Standard Bubinga with MEC Gold active single coils. I love the way it plays, but it's heavy and the tone is lacking. I play anything from funk, metal, blues, rock, etc. I also like to play with overdrive and a wah pedal. Just seems to me that having a bass with double hum-buckers would sound better for an over driven tone.

    I play through an Ampeg SVT 3Pro into an Ampeg PR410HLF, (the huge, heavy one). I am using a Wren and Cuff Pickle Pie B, a vintage Morley Power Wah Boost and a Mark Bass Compressore.

    Between the Warwick Corvette $$ and the Musicman Bongo HH, which would be a better choice?
  2. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Having owned both... I can say that they are both up there with each other. IMHO, if you are looking for a more modern tone, I would say go with the Bongo. If you are looking for a more traditional chunky blues and rock tone, I would say go with the Warwick. If possible, try them out first through your amp or a similar one at a music store... and crank it up loud. This will give you a good perspective as to the bass's dynamics through a loud amp.

    Good luck!
  3. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    Go for the Bongo hands down! I have 2 right now with 2 more being built. They are simply great basses all around. I freaking love them! I have played quite a few Warwicks and I do like them but they are not as versatile as the Bongo's are and I don't like them as much.
  4. born2lift


    Feb 14, 2012
    Erie Michigan
    Thanks fpr the responses guys. They help.
  5. As a person who loves Warwicks and owns a MIG Fretless 4 string Corvette Std., I also own a Musicman Bongo 5 string HH, and in this case I would full-heartedly endorse the Musicman Bongo. It is just such a unique and versitile instrument that I think everyone who has the money should own one honestly!