Warwick Pro Series Corvette 4 Active Ash 2013
Warwick Pro Series Corvette 4 Active, natural ash finish, made in Korea 2013. Warwick's German made basses enjoy a cult following and great reputation, but they've never been especially affordable instruments. In the early 2010s, Warwick introduced the Pro Series as a bridge between more basic Chinese Rockbass line and their German basses; the line was received with great enthusiasm. Pro Series stuff was originally made in Korea, and the general consensus is that you'd have to be extremely skilled to pick the difference between these Korean 'Korvette' basses and the basic German model: the Korean build quality is near perfect. Warwick moved production on the Pro Series back to Germany and hiked the price significantly a few years later; these MIK basses weren't made for very long. You get some trade W appointments: angled tuners, the adjust-o-nut, brass frets, wenge board, ovangkol neck, thin satin natural finish, active MEC electronics. It adds up nicely in the hands: this is a balanced, resonant and superbly playable beast. The tone is in the Jazz Bass genre, but with the extra definition and punch that comes with active circuitry; there's no shortage of growl and snap and a huge tight bottom end. This one has seen very little play, so it's in almost showroom shape, but it's selling for almost half the original cost and around a third of a new Pro Series bass... that is to say, this is a certified bargain.
Model: Warwick Pro Series Corvette 4 Active Ash
Made: Korea, 2013 (serial WPSB00005013)
Finish: satin natural
Body: swamp ash
Neck: ovangkol, wenge board, 34" scale, 15"radius
Pickups: MEC J-style single coil x2, active MEC preamp
Case: basic gig bag, original owner's kit included
Cosmetic condition notes: negligible finish wear. Headstock and neck very clean, no major marks. The back has a couple of featherlight scuffs on it, nothing you can see from 10cm away. The sides have no major marks. The front has barely noticeable glossing on the shoulder from contact, no major marks. Overall: excellent condition (9.5/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Electronics all tested and working properly. Frets appear almost new, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 45/105 strings.