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Rb Corvette 5 With A 4 Piece Neck, 3 Laminate Strips

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by jdubhman, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. jdubhman

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    Howdy folks. Planning to buy a Warwick Rockbass Corvette 5 string this weekend and
    am stumped that the neck looks different to any others I have seen. I don't have the serials number
    but from the pictures it looks like a good one. The odd thing is, The neck looks to have 4 pieces with 3 laminate strips running the length of the neck instead of the usual 3 piece with 2 laminate strips. It has the W on the headstock and the two-piece bridge, so I am hoping that this is a good one and not a fake or maybe even had a different neck put on? Any help ID this or explaining what it is would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks, Justin. I'm try attach a picture of it. backofneck.jpg
     
  2. EPBBass

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    Sure this is a RockBass?

    It could be an WPS Bass, made in Korea, just by looks
     
  3. Hardy

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    You need a better pic of the backside of the headstock. So you can check the serial number.
     
  4. jdubhman

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    The seller said, and other pictures it has Rockbass in small writing and Corvette on the truss rod cover. I tried zooming in on the serial but can't make it
    out. Does WPS meaning Warwick Pro Series? I hope so but the description and listing is as a Rockbass Corvette. I guess I need to ask what the serial number is
    or just take my chances. Supposed to pick it up on Friday. Thanks!
     
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    You only can guess the serial number on that pic but it looks like a RB.
     
  6. jdubhman

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    So I got the serial# RB G 901763-09 - still puzzled as to why the neck is different to all others I've been able to find on the net. Thanks.
     
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    Seems pointless to wonder about minor production
    variations in an "offshore" product. Also seems odd
    to suspect the counterfeiters to be counterfeiting a
    Rock Bass rather than a higher level model. OTOH,
    it is better to be a doubter than to be too trusting.
     
  8. jdubhman

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    I guess so. I think I got a nice bass for the money. Being a drummer, and just wanting it to record in Garageband
    and mess around with, no point me spending
    an arm and a leg on it. Although I have seen used German made 'vette's going for $800 or so.

    I've seen a couple other pictures on the net of Warwick RB's with the same
    4 piece neck but not many. I think it may be limited to around the '09 year models.
    I now own this bass and have been going through the set up videos,
    setting her up, the relief, string space, action and intonation, and put some Slinky Flatwounds on there. Loving it.
     
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    Congrats!
     
  10. jdubhman

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    Thanks. Here's a better pic.
     

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