Superb bass, custom made in Markneukirchen.
I got this bass in a trade and enjoyed it very much. Due to a permanent switch to fretless bass, I am selling this very special instrument.
Half the price of a new one (£6,000/6,500).
Schaller Machine Heads with wooden knobs
Just-A-Nut III Brass
Neck Wood: Wenge neck, 5 laminates
Fretboard: Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard
Fluorescent Side Dots
Fingerboard Radius: 26"
Scale length: 34"
Width Nut: 45,0 mm / 1.8" - Width 12th fret: 60,8 mm / 2.4" - Width 24th fret: 69,11 mm / 2.7"
Fret quantity material and size 26 Jumbo Bronze (extra hard) frets (width: 2.9 mm / height: 1.3 mm) -
Frets: IFT - Invisible Fretwork Technology
Body Shape: Curved Body Shape
Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood): Bubinga Pommelé body
Pickups Active EMG soapbar H/H
Electronics: Active MEC 3-way electronics
Pot layout: Volume & Balance stacked P/P for active/passive / Mid / Treble & Bass stacked
Bridge system: 2-piece solid Brass Warwick Bridge
Strap system: Warwick security locks
Construction: Hidden neck
High Polish Finish
Hardware colour: Chrome
Weight: 5,6 kg
Included accessories: Warwick User Kit including hex key tools and Cleaning cloth
Certificate: Individually issued certificate of authenticity
Original and super solid flightcase.
Up for grabs is my 30.5" short scale Warwick Corvette. This bass has 24 frets and is equipped with 2 passive MEC pickups and is in excellent condition with just 4 tiny nicks that I can find all of which are on the back of the body, 2 of which are pictured but each one is no more than 3 mm long. The sale also includes the Warwick truss rod tool, not pictured. It currently has strap buttons fitted but I'll swap them back to the Warwick strap locks that came fitted when the bass was new.
The tone of this is what you'd expect from a full scale Warwick, it doesn't have that inherent short scale tubbiness, it sound like its bigger brothers. The controls are volume, blend and individual tone controls for each pickup.
I'm ideally looking for a straight sale, please, no trades.
Price includes postage within the UK and I'm happy for the buyer collect from Wellingborough (currently tier 3) or I'm willing to travel around an hour from Wellingborough for a socially distanced meet up in a Basschat style car park hand over.
I am selling my Korean "ProSeries StarBass 5 Gold Metallic CHR passive/passive MAP fretted" (that's Warwick's description). I am trying to play fretless more these days and this is just not getting played enough.
This is a passive instrument (no 9V batteries hurray) and is capable of "vintage" tones so it doesn't sound like a midrange-heavy solid-body Warwick. Serial number WPS B-000087-11 (2011 I think??).
Construction wise, it has a solid maple block down the centre and hollow wings. The neck is maple (but painted in luxurious gold) and the fretboard wenge. This has Just-A-Nut III on it so is adjustable at the nut. (Just-A-Nut II was prone to breaking so the III is better). It has volume and tone for each pickup, and a selector switch in the style of a Les Paul (neck, both, bridge).
I played this on 2 gigs but then the band disbanded and it's been safely at home for many years. As you can see, it is in tip-top/excellent condition, with the only minor issues being pictured:
a. slight decoloration of the tuning pegs (someone must have had sweaty hands before I bought it)
b. There is also a blemish on the neck paintwork but that's under the lacquer
c. There is a tiny slight mark above the neck pickup
d. There is a mark near the fifth fret that looks like a construction issue that was filled in.
e. Some slight marking on the pickup covers where enthusiastic playing has likely bashed a string onto the pickup cover (but it's under the string and I think you’ll struggle to see it)
All of these were like this when I bought it. All of these are pictured and I think you'll struggle to notice these.
This comes with a colossal excellent Warwick hardcase to keep this safe. This isn't pictured but is included. It’s a very good case!
I have priced this appropriately I think, given that it's a Korean Pro Series and NOT the Chinese RockBass series which seem to have increased in price somewhat (hasn't everything?), but sensible offers are welcome!
I enjoyed playing this bass a lot and will miss it but I need to be realistic. I would provide sound clips but there's plenty of demos by Andy Irvine back when he was working with Warwick on YouTube, if not somewhat slap-happy.
I am in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire and would prefer not to ship this as it's massive and I have no cardboard to package it. I am happy to drive up/down the M5 a bit if this helps you for travel purposes. Worcestershire is in Tier 2 at the moment so I cannot travel to other locations.
Cash or Bank Transfer please. If you want to put it on a credit card and pay via PayPal you can but I shouldn't get any fees so you'll have to send it as a "gift" to friends/family. Thanks.
Pictures are here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yTSfW2OrA-XqisVwEMtrpU_S0t6eB2q9