Warwick Corvette Pro PU Replacement

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tufnuts, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. Hey all.

    A Friend of mine was wondering what some good options would be for replacement PU's for his Warwick Corvette pro 4 string. J-bass style PU's, so I'm sure there's limitless options, but he's just prolly just looking for an upgrade from the MEC's. I've suggested S-D's because of success I've had witht their MM pickup.

    The bass has the MEC Preamp, how good is that compared to a good S-D, Bart, or other preamp?

    Plus some approx prices would be nice, like I said...it's not mine, and I'm just doing some research for him.

    Thanks all!
  2. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i think the preamp is worse than the pickups. the bass sounds pretty nice in passive mode and gets muddled in active - not to mention the noise :(

    the ultimate rig would be EMG's or Basslines, wired 18v, with a J-Retro for preamp, but that'd total out a smidge under $500 bucks.

    i'd stick with EMG or Basslines for pickups, and an EMG, basslines, aguilar, demeter, bart, east, etc preamp.
  3. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    I found the MEC's to be unreliable. I got so fed up I ripped the whole thing out and installed the Alembic PVF system ordered from Bass Central.

    I did look at Barts EMGs and the now gone Lane Poors.
  4. Pharmecopia


    Jul 31, 2002
    i like MEC...but EMGs sound cool on corvettes as well.