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Warwick Corvette Std bubinga vs Ibanez SR5000

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Xsody, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Xsody


    Aug 19, 2011
    Hi there,

    Well, the title is self explanatory, the Ibanez is a bit more expensive, but what is your opinion about which one would be a better suits my needs? I would play mainly Rock/Heavy Metal, so no Jazz stuff.

  2. pasco jacorius

    pasco jacorius

    Jan 4, 2010
    Warwick is made for metal. The Ibanez is more versatile and would fit better to everything...but will lack some "growl" in the metal genre. i'd use it for jazz fusion, or in a band where I have to do solos
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    No. Warwick work just fine in Gospel, Funk, R&B, or anything else a person wants to play. I used a Corvette for Urban Gospel and funk and it worked like a charm.
  4. I use my Warwick for rock, pop, and blues, and it seems to do the job just fine.

    The bass for you is the one you prefer - feel, looks, tone. Try them both, and then pick.
  5. Get the corvette if you want metal, unless you like thin bodies with less growl....
  6. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    What's up with this thing about Warwick being good ONLY for metal? It's funny because every other metal bassist I see uses Ibanez. Either way brand names have nothing to do with what genre they work best for. Check out each company's artist roster to prove my point.
  7. LayDownABoogie


    Jan 3, 2012
    Rediculous notion.
  8. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Humm. Id probably pick the Ibanez for neck, pups, & electronics..
  9. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    I made more or less same statement on our local bass forum

    I once owned an SR4500E Prestige... Different tonewood (ash/maple), but hey: the bass would equally roar like thunder

    American Bartolini, especially conceived for Prestige Ibanez, are loud, deep and dark and let those "tiny" instruments literally vibrate in your hands, but you keep total control on each and every frequency (the mids count on a rotating knob, not a simple switch) is active/passive at your will and allow downtuning irrespective of its 34" scale

    Then, talking about artist roster, yeah: Ibanez is definitely for everything metal (sorry Rob Trujillo)... Me too, I employ my SRXXV in my downtuned thrash metal outfit...

    Hope this helps

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  10. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    It's funny. I would choose the Warwick for exactly the same reasons.
  11. puddin tame

    puddin tame

    Aug 14, 2010
    Instead of asking talk bass you should be playing the different basses. You'll never get any reliable information asking brand vs brand.

    You will get two sorts of answers.
    "of course you can play x bass in x genre"
    "x bass sucks for x genre and you should play the bass I like instead"
  12. IngerAlb


    May 11, 2007
    I'd go for the Ibby - but that's just me (I've owned 'Vettes btw).

    As for Ibbys not being growly or not suited for a more aggressive music style...hmmm...take a look at the Ibanez artist roster before making such statements :)

    It depends on personal preferences and they're very different animals, but both can deliver in the right hands.
  13. Johnny Roots

    Johnny Roots Banned

    Sep 25, 2012
    Weird, how come when I mouse over the " jobs" its some ad. If you click on it, goes to some site where anitvirus goes crazy.

    Why the link? Some slick ad rev?

    edit - weird now its not a link, ok sorry. carry on.
  14. anezthes


    Oct 18, 2010
    I have an ash-bodied Corvette (MIG), and as much as I like it, I dislike its balance (i.e. neckdive). Might be different with bubinga.
  15. Warmuth


    Aug 6, 2012
    I'd love to get my hands on one of those 5000's. Killer looking basses and the premium series are great instruments, I bet the prestige's are awesome. No experience with either but the Ibanez looks better imo:D
  16. splitcoilsenior


    Jan 18, 2009
    Dustin Davidson (of August Burns Red) has played Ibanez Prestige SR Basses for years. Recently, he has switched to using a Warwick in the studio, but the SR remains on stage.

    The Ibanez Sr is a very comfortable/light weight bass with one of the thinnest necks I've ever played on. The Sr is also a versatile bass that would be good for any genre, including metal.

    The Warwick Corvette is a bit heavier than the Sr, and the neck is going to be thicker unless you buy a 2011 (?) or newer model. It will also sound good for many genres, and if you get one with a pre-amp, it will be that much more versatile. The Warwick uses single coils instead of the humbuckers on the Sr, so you'll get a bit of a different tone.

    Both will be built incredibly well and I'm sure you'll love either options.
  17. PawleeP


    Oct 8, 2012
    anybody know what xxv = ?

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