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Warwick Rockbass built quality in 2018.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Raitis Neitals, Nov 22, 2018.


  1. Raitis Neitals

    Raitis Neitals

    Apr 30, 2018
    Hi!

    Have read a lot of negative posts regarding older Warwick RockBasses and their built quality, but if i compare these two:

    RockBass Fortress vs GPS Corvette (~1k vs ~1.6k $)

    Pickups, machine heads, bridge, chrome hardware, Just a Nut and even electronics looks like the same according to specs.

    Neck is different, but will it play a lot in terms of tone for these two?


    I don't have an option to test them out in local guitar shop.


    Basses:

    en/Warwick---Products--Instruments--RockBass--Fortress--Fortress--5-string--Pictures.html

    en/Warwick---Products--Instruments--Pro-Serie---Teambuilt--Pro-Serie---Teambuilt--Corvette--Corvette-Ash-Version--5-string--Pictures.html
     
  2. I own two of the new rock basses and they play and sound everybit as nice as my german warwicks these are my stage basses and i keep my german for the studio now.
     
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  3. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY
    I just ordered a rockbass Corvette 6 string, so I will let you know my thoughts on it when it arrives early next week.
     
  4. Raitis Neitals

    Raitis Neitals

    Apr 30, 2018
    Ordered Rockbass Fortress 5 string version. After 15 minutes of playing, packed it back for return. Overall it felt very cheap, especially neck. Sound wasn't bad, but nothing that would be worth ~1k $ as well.

    Even Squier VM Jazz bass V feels two times better in terms of quality and it cots 40% of Fortress price.

    Would not suggest Rockbass line to anyone.
     
  5. Raitis Neitals

    Raitis Neitals

    Apr 30, 2018
    Huge thumbs up to Squier VM Jazz bass 5 string version. Yesterday was first time i got chance to try out one at local guitar shop and i was shocked how much bass its was for the price... I mean just 400$ and Jazz it is. Amazing.

    Ofcourse its not the lightest instrument and balance could also be better, but still.

    My main giging instrument is American STD P Bass and i am quite sure that if i would have to buy new bass today i would go for 4x cheaper Squier over American Fender.
     

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