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Warwick Introduces RockBass Corvette Basic 8 and RockBass Artist Line Rex Brown

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    The Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic 8 String is equipped with an alder body, bolt-on three-piece maple neck with Ekanga veneer stripes and Wenge fingerboard. The Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic 8 String is equipped with active MEC J pickups, chrome hardware and Nirvana Black Finish and is available exclusively in a fretted right-handed version. Available now.
    For international pricing, please contact your local distributor or dealer.

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    The Warwick Rockbass Rex Brown Artist Line model will be available exclusively as a right-handed 4-string bass – either in Black Burst Transparent High Polish or Solid Black. The body is made of AAA quilted maple (top) and alder (back), while the neck-through design is made of maple. Additional details: Wenge fingerboard, 24 jumbo bronze frets with IFT - Invisible fretwork technology, block silver inlays, special skull inlay at 12th fret, active EMG X pickups (P neck and J Bridge), active Warwick 2-band electronics, and controls for volume (P/P for active/passive) / balance / treble bass stacked. Available now.

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    For international pricing, please contact your local distributor or dealer.

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  2. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    I'm liking that rex brown model....
  3. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    good gear, but not feelin' it. close but no cigar on the Rex styling and Warwick designs overall.
  4. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    It's a shame that Rex Brown isn't headless. I'd totally go for that.
  5. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Too bad that 8 is right hand only.
  6. bassbooty

    bassbooty -Rey Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    I bought a RockBass Streamer NT I 4-string in June and it is my #1 4-string for gigging right now. Took the place of my '91 German Streamer Stage II 4-string which was 4x the price. I always thought "oh it's just a RockBass" but now I'm a believer - serious bang for the buck and more IMO! I like this bass so much, I bought the 5-string version last month as well. My '94 German Streamer Stage II 5-string is still the queen bee though...best sounding bass I've owned or heard in my 30 year career. ;)

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  7. Is the body contoured like the high end streamers?
  8. bassbooty

    bassbooty -Rey Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    On this particular model (Streamer NT I), yes the body is contoured. This model also has the MEC Gold active pickups along with many other of the same features which are on the Masterbuilt Streamers. Here are the specs on the Streamer NT I 5-string:

    • Machineheads: Warwick Machine Heads

    • Nut: Just-A-Nut III

    • Neck Wood: Maple neck with Ekanga Veneer Stripes

    • Fretboard: Rosewood fingerboard

    • Fingerboard Radius: 26"

    • Scale Length: 34" (Long Scale)

    • Fret Quantity, Material, Size: 24 jumbo nickel frets (width 2.9mm / height 1.3mm)

    • Body Shape: Curved Bodyshape

    • Bodywood (Topwood/Backwood): Alder Body

    • Pickups: Active MEC Gold J/J Pickups

    • Electronics: Active Rockbass 2-Way Electronics

    • Pot Layout: Volume / Balance / Bass / Treble

    • Bridge System: 2-Piece Warwick bridge

    • Strap System: Warwick security locks

    • Construction: Neck-Through

    • Dexterity: Right handed

    • Colour: Natural High Polish

    • Hardware Colour: Chrome Hardware

    • String Label / Gauges: Warwick Red String 45-135

    • Weight: 4.5kg
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017