There seem to be a few threads skirting around this issue, but I couldn't find any clear opinions, or enough of them. I'm wondering if, in people's experience, there is a discernible difference between the new Korean Pro Series Corvettes, and the older German Corvette Standards. I can tell the difference between a RockBass and a Warwick - RB's just don't feel like a Warwick should - but I haven't had the chance to play anything from the Pro Series line. As far as I can tell, the post-'99 Corvette Standard's are all made of the same materials (bubinga or ash body, wenge fingerboard, ovankol neck) whether they be German or Korean. I guess that leaves it to the quality of the wood selection and hardware, the build quality, and I suppose the out-of-factory setup. The change of climate might also factor into things (although I've heard of some pretty amazing climate-control technology being used in bass/guitar factories). Part of the reason I ask is that I own a 2001 German six-string bubinga Corvette (weighs a ton), and have always wondered about whether these things are 'more sought after' or higher-valued now that there are the cheaper Korean instruments on the market? Would it come down to the perceived 'prestige' of a German-made bass, or are there actual differences in the quality of the instruments?