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Warwick, great bass....why so cheap?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pako, Aug 14, 2002.


  1. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    First off I'd like to introduce myself here to talkbass. Newly registered, first thread. I've scanned the board and imagine I'll be here a while. :D

    Now on to the topic. I have a wonderful, frettless Corvette Standard 5-String that I believe is my soul mate..., but why did they have to be so cheap on the access plate on the back where you access the electronics/battery? I've also heard from other warwick owners complain of the poor plastic plate not staying in place and being flimsy in comparison to the rest of the workmanship of the bass.

    Has anyone here come up with a solution that warwick has obviously over looked?
     
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    They did this to cut on production costs I guess, as the Corvette is their bottom MIG line.
    A separate battery case can be added with a little woodwork.

    You can buy it at http://www.allparts.com/

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    Thanks Jazz Ad, and great site as well.... Yes the Corvette is their bottom line, however, I doubt this is the reason for the poor access plate. A fellow musician in the area has a Warwick Neckthrough which I'm assuming would not be classified as their bottom line of bass', and he has the same problem. I might also note that his bass was purchased in the mid 90's while I just purchased mine last fall.

    Now I just need to get up enough nerve to router in that beutiful Babanga...

    ~Cheers~
     
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    hey pako

    welcome to talkbass :)
     
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member



    It's not very difficult with bubinga.
    It takes time, patience, a dremmel and templates.
     
  6. The rear access plates are standard on all Warwicks.

    I've had no problems with mine whatsoever in 5 years.

    If it breaks or whatever, get a new one from Warwick for free.

    Big Deal.
     
  7. NCK

    NCK

    Aug 14, 2002
    Singapore
    Hi, I do sympathize with your frustration as I have an Infinity 5 strings myself and it has the same lousy problem.

    I do however found a simple and easy way to fix the problem.

    I added a small piece of rubber on each of the catches, the size of the rubber is a little smaller than the catch while it's thickness a little thicker than the gap in the catches so that the rubber don't drop out.

    Hope you'll be happier with the bass with this little solution.

    Best regards;)
     
  8. Pharmecopia

    Pharmecopia

    Jul 31, 2002
    john turner is my best friend.
     

  9. That's just sad. :p
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I don't know who to feel sorry for.;)
     
  11. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I'm sure Gard will be saddened by this news :D
     
  12. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    Hey thanks for the idea's everyone and thanks Turner for the warm welcome...:)
     
  13. Pharmecopia

    Pharmecopia

    Jul 31, 2002
    ahaha
     
  14. Pharmecopia

    Pharmecopia

    Jul 31, 2002
    its okay jeff, your my buddy. (ive never talked to you before)
     
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I thought you were Ed Gein's buddy?:confused:?