17 Jan 2017
Warwick Rockbass Corvette Basic 5
This bass was a pawn shop purchase years ago.It's a mid 2000 model which explains why it has the one piece bridge instead of two(3D Bridge).The owner came for a setup.Upon checking the electronics I discovered it's missing the stock active electronics.I suggested him to go for the conventional 250k pots outfit(for more umph.) over the current mixs of 500k and an oddball 22k blend pot(or was it 25k,not sure now but anyway).
The bass has 4 pot holes so I pretty much follow how it was wired.1 master volume,1 blend and 2 independent tone for each pickups.
The nut was missing some sort of base thingy to hold the nut itself.As I don't have any graphite rectangle shape of that size in my shop,I opt for blank bone nut to occupy that spot.A couple of holes drilled for the nut set screws sit in.
Despite it being without the stock active electronics.The tone is loud like any other passive basses.The built is good and comfortable,the machine heads are ergonomically situated and the nut height is easily adjusted with a hex key.I have to say I pretty much like this bass.
I don't think I've told this in my blog but whenever a truss rod had to be adjusted in a setup,one needs to over see for any possible changes at the neck that might occur.2 weeks is enough to notice whether it stays true or requires a follow up to correct it back.It's how it is in most cases.The owner of this bass is from Kedah(400km away).It's either to far for him to make the follow up journey or my setup remains steady like it was in my shop.I hope it's the latter? haha