Warwick Corvette $$ & Star Bass II review

Two top-dollar boutique offerings from the highly respected German luthier

Warwick Corvette $$ & Star Bass II
(Image: © Warwick)

Guitar World Verdict

Corvette: A superbly made bass that’s great for anyone who wants to cut through a big mix. Surprising flexibility courtesy the pickup-switching. Star Bass II: Easily as expensive as many vintage and contemporary alternatives, the Star Bass II still deserves a look if you’re after that semi-hollow thump.


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    Corvette: Excellent playability; powerful and flexible tone; good construction

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    Star Bass II: Thick and tubby with just enough cut to poke through a dense mix


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    Corvette: Chunky neck, giant frets, and flat radius not for everyone; control cavity could be fancier

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    Star Bass II: That Warwick neck/fret thing again

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Warwick occupies an unusual stratum in the bass market. The scope of its business is exponentially bigger and more diverse than any other high-end bass manufacturer, for one.

Not only does Warwick manufacture insanely expensive instruments (including Framus guitars) in its German factory, it also has a broad line of inexpensive Chinese-made import basses and accessories, plus a surprisingly diverse range of amps and cabinets, and it also handles distribution in Europe for some of America’s biggest music-gear brands.

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