The body of the Corvette Standard consists of two or three pieces of
bubinga. With its shape, ergonomics and sound the Corvette
Standard satisfies the aspirations of the most demanding of bass
The switchable, active MEC 2-way electronics combine with the MEC pickup
combination and three controls to provide flexible tone control, whether
in the studio or on stage. The highly sensitive dynamic response of the
Corvette Standard lets you articulate the most gentle of nuances or slap
it for crisp, fat basslines. Additionally, a 4 string passive
configuration is available with single coil J/J pickups.
“Hot Rod” Ltd. 2005
Just like people look forward every year to the Daytona 500 or the
Indianapolis 500, bassists all over the world anxiously await the
introduction of each year’s limited edition bass from Warwick. This
year, Warwick’s newest collector’s piece is the Corvette “Hot Rod” Ltd.
2005, and it is a beauty!
To create this masterpiece, Warwick started with the popular Corvette
body style and then started piling on the custom options. The
body is made from premium swamp ash and topped off with an AAAA flamed
maple top. Between the swamp ash and the flamed maple is a multi-layer
veneer of Ekanga, which gives the bass a sleek racing stripe that runs
around the entire body. The neck is made out of flamed maple and the
maple fingerboard features custom planet inlays. For a special touch,
Warwick decided to forego their trademark black headstock for a custom
flamed maple headstock, making the entire bass a symphony of beautiful
blonde woods. To top off the cosmetics of this instrument, Warwick added
black hardware and a natural satin finish – and the satin finish means
you do not need to wax this bass!
The motor underneath the hood of the Hot Rod is something to be
admired…if not worshipped. The 4-string model comes with active MEC
P-style pickups that are powered by an MEC 3-band active preamp. The
5-string version comes with active MEC soapbar pickups and a 3-band MEC
active preamp. The combination of the tone woods and the top-of-the-line
electronics creates a powerful sound machine that is capable of
performing in all genres of music.
The Hot Rod looks great, but an added surprise comes when you pick it up
– it is light! Warwick designed the body with a hollow tone chamber
inside resulting in warmer lows and a much lighter bass weight. If you
have admired Warwick basses in the past, but thought they were a bit too
heavy to play for a long time, then this is the bass for you!
Whether you are drag racing through the bridge of a metal song or
cruising through the tight corners of a funk chorus, the Hot Rod is the
coolest ride you could ever dream of driving. If you are interested in
test driving this ride, tell your local Warwick dealer to call you when
the Hot Road arrives in the showroom!
FNA LTD. 2004
Upholding their tradition of marking each year with a special
bass, Warwick has introduced the Corvette FNA LTD 2004. This stunning
instrument features a swamp ash body with an exotic koa top, offset with
a thin layer of ekanga wood in between. Unlike most other Warwick
basses with natural wood finishes, this bass comes with a clear satin
finish that further enhances the beauty of the koa top. Because of this
coating, you will not need to wax this bass. The neck is made of
ovangkol and features ebony fingerboard with bell brass frets. To finish
off the fingerboard with a custom flair, Warwick used shimmering
mother-of-pearl “fisheye” inlays, and also inlayed the Warwick “W” on
the 12th and 24th frets. It is a beautifully designed bass that has a
huge “Wow Factor”.
The visual effect of this bass is amazing, but it is the aural effect
that will blow your mind! The natural tones of these great woods combine
to create a bass that has a fat, highly defined low end, with smooth
mids and brilliant highs. When it came to the electronics, Warwick
pulled out all of the stops! The Corvette FNA LTD 2004 comes with the
same active MEC Gold pickups and MEC 3-band preamp as the Infinity LTD
2000. The pickups are amazingly flexible and studio-quiet, and although
the photos here show a mini toggle switch coil tap, the actual
production models come with a push/pull treble knob that controls the
coil tap on the Twin J bridge pickup, allowing you to radically change
the character of your bass’ amplified tone, without adding another
control on the face of the bass.
The sound of this bass is what you have been dreaming about.
The Corvette FNA LTD 2004 is in stock and ready to ship. Ask your local
Warwick dealer to call you when he gets it in. You will want to be the
first person in your city to play this spectacular bass!
The Katana Bolt-on bass is very similar to it's neck-thru big
sister, but has a unique identity all to itself. The body is made of
solid swamp ash and can come with either a natural wood finish or with
one of Warwick's standard colored oil stains. The bolt-on neck is
ovangkol and features a wenge fingerboard. Made in either 4 or 5-string
models, the Katana Bolt-on has two active MEC Gold J-pickups and a
2-band active MEC preamp. Topped off with chrome hardware, the Katana
Bolt-on is a visually distinctive bass that is sonically very powerful.
As is common with most swamp ash basses, the Katana Bolt-on has
incredibly warm low-end tones and very bright highs. The bolt-on
construction naturally enhances the mid tones, which many players claim
helps cut through the mix. All in all, this is a bass that you need to
see and hear to believe. Be sure to check one out soon!
The Streamer "Jazzman" combines the Streamer bolt-on design with our
extremely popular "Jazzman" pick-up configuration. Just like all our
other "Jazzman" basses, the Streamer "Jazzman" has a large-pole,
humbucking pick-up in the bridge position and a J-style pick-up in the
neck position. The body is made of swamp ash back with a 1 inch
flamed-maple cap on top, which gives the bass a very warm sound.
The Streamer "Jazzman" is armed with the new MEC BEC III-2 3-way active
preamp, a perfect pairing for the pickup configuration. If you are
looking for a bass that can give you a wide variety of tones in a very
attractive package, then the Streamer "Jazzman" is for you.
For several years the Dolphin Pro I bass has been one of the most
distinctive and recognizable instruments available. Now, for the first
time ever, the Dolphin body style is available in a set-neck version,
which gives it both a unique character and a lower retail price. But the
new Dolphin SN (Set-Neck) is not just a cheaper version of the neck-thru
To achieve its tonal characteristic afzelia is used for the body wood,
the same wood used for the Streamer Stage II bass. Well known for its
ability to provide very tight and clear lows along with strong and
singing highs. The resonance of this wood further enhanced by the Tone
Chambers System inserted into the body bringing out the afzalea's
character while making the bass lighter and more comfortable to play.
The traditional ovangkol neck with a wenge fingerboard were designed to
fit perfectly into a glued-in socket. The ending result is an extremely
strong neck joint that does not significantly inhibit the resonance of
the bass. It's the ultimate blending of neck-thru and bolt-on neck
designs… truly the best of both worlds.
The Dolphin SN features the same system that its big brother, the
Dolphin Pro I uses. Featuring an active MEC Twin-J pickup in the bridge
position and an active MEC J pickup in the neck position, with a 2-band
active MEC preamp onboard, the Dolphin SN has a vast range of clean,
tone-shaping ability, making it the ideal bass for players who find
themselves needing to cover a myriad of genres and styles.
When the Infinity LTD 2000 launched, it received rave reviews from all
over the world, quickly becoming one of the most popular neck-thru
basses Warwick has ever produced. Now the result of overwhelming
requests for a bolt-on version of the Infinity, The Infinity SN is the
newest set-neck model, and this bass just flat-out rocks!
Made with a contoured zebrano body with a glued-in ovangkol neck and
wenge fingerboard, the Infinity SN features the new Tone Chamber System,
which improves the natural tone of the bass by carving
specially-designed channels inside the body. This innovative new concept
not only makes the bass more resonant, but it also reduces the weight of
the bass so it is more comfortable to play.
Just like the Dolphin SN, the Infinity SN comes loaded with an active
MEC Twin-J pickup in the bridge position and an active MEC J pickup in
the neck position. For the onboard electronics, it utilizes an active
MEC 2-band preamp, the same pickup and preamp combination that is found
on the Dolphin neck-thru basses, which for many years has been one of
the most popular set-ups in the entire Warwick line.
Get ready to be blown away! The new Warwick Triumph electric upright
bass is here and it is a beauty. Available in 4 and 5-string versions,
the Triumph is a modern take on the original Framus design, which was
originally manufactured in the early 50’s. The body is comprised of a
maple back with a spruce top, and the neck is made of handpicked maple,
with an ebony fingerboard. Onboard you will find a custom MEC alnico
magnetic pickup and a set of specially designed piezo bridge pickups,
which can be blended and controlled with a unique passive mixing system.
You can choose between a natural finish, or even opt for one of the
classic Warwick colored oil stains. Lastly, all Triumphs come with
The playability of the Triumph really surprised and pleased players at
the Winter NAMM show. Arco players raved over the contoured fingerboard
profile, and pizzicato players loved the low action and the
fully-adjustable body rest, which allowed them to really “dig in”. The
tone range is wide and comprehensive, covering everything from the most
woody of tones to the nearly synthetic tone that New Age bassists seem
to love. Best of all, the Triumph is easy to dial in.
Available in April of 2004, the Triumphs will come with a unique stand
and a premium bow bag. Production will be limited so put in your deposit
now and prepare to be blown away yourself!
The Thumb Bass is a favorite with the world's most successful and
innovative bass players, both for its technology and for its tone. Its
elegant and epoch-making design, ergonomically adapted to the human
body, has spawned a host of imitators. The Thumb Bass is crafted from
selected bubinga pommelé, ovangkol, and ebony hard woods. These
attractive, exotic woods, combined with Warwick's unique construction
techniques, maximize the instrument's stability and maintain remarkable
The Thumb Bass packs a tremendous punch even on the lowest of bass
notes, which remain powerful, dry and clear, combined with brilliant
highs that never become obtrusive. Powerful and effective on-board
equalization permits infinite variations of timbre and the perfect
arrangement of the pickups ensures that your sound is always clear and
With the full support of the
John Entwistle estate, Warwick is proud to introduce the Stryker,
which is a design that John made popular both with the Who and on his
solo projects. The Stryker features a hollow mahogany body with either a
quilted maple or ziricote top. This neck-thru bass comes with a
laminated maple neck, ebony fingerboard and custom “Spirit” inlays. This
bass is truly a beautiful piece of art.
Art that rocks, that is! The Stryker comes loaded with active MEC Gold
P-style pick-ups, installed in the familiar “mirror image” manner that
John favored. Inside the control cavity you will find an active MEC
3-band preamp that perfectly supports the blend of spectacular tone
woods that this bass features. The Stryker is the total package when it
comes to a bass that plays as great as it looks.
The Stryker is only available in a 4-string version and should be
hitting music stores later this year. If you want to punch out killer
bass lines, you need to have a Stryker!
The innovative, hollow body, F-holes and pickup configuration are
just a few of the characteristics that put the Infinity LTD 2000 at the
top of the Warwick line. An ovangkol body is capped with a 3/8" birdseye
or AAA flamed maple top and its unique, lower horn cutaway allows
complete access to the second octave.
The hollow design gives great attack, similar to an acoustic bass,
without loss of sustain. It is equipped with a large-pole, MEC
humbucking pickup in the bridge position, an extra jazz pickup at the
neck and an MEC BEC III-2 3 way active circuit. This unique bass has
fantastic growling mids, which always cut through in a band setting. The
Infinity LTD 2000 is a true work of art and is extremely sensitive to
all nuances of your playing style.
Can you feel that ominous "tone" in the air? The Vampyre LTD has
risen. The sculpted contours of the fiendish body are sure to captivate
anyone who looks upon it. An ash body is capped with a striking, 1"
quilted maple top complete with a neck-through design and wide cutaways.
The flamed maple neck is joined to an ebony fingerboard adorned with
intricate "f" clef inlays of paua abalone. The longer horn (with
rear-mounted strap button) helps it to achieve a surprisingly perfect
balance while remaining menacingly stylish.
Alluring and seductive looks are not the only attribute the Vampyre LTD
possesses; its vast tonal range sounds even more enticing. Equipped with
both an active bridge MEC Twin Jazz pickup, a single active MEC Jazz
neck pickup, and 3-band, active MEC electronics, it faithfully serves
its master to produce a nearly infinite possibility of tones. It
delivers deep, throaty lows, to edgy mids, and even clear, biting highs.
Truly the Sound of Wood with an edge, the Vampyre LTD awaits your
4 and 5 string versions are available in a natural finish or in all