Bass of the Week: Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette NT 9-String

Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette NT 9-String Bass

Warwick is known for their use of Bubinga in their instruments. This week we’re checking out a bass that uses a larger canvas to show off the beautifully figured wood. Not only is the body larger, but the headstock is also larger, too.

This Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette NT 9-string bass has a bubinga body and a laminate neck of maple and ekanga. “The tuning is B E A D G C F A# D#,” the company explains. “The headstock has also undergone a light design refinement to be able to carry 9 machine heads and therefore also fits the especially ‘massive’ overall appearance.”

Warwick fitted the extended range instrument with custom MEC soapbar pickups with matching wood covers, active Warwick 2-way electronics with a rechargeable lithium battery, and two mini-switches for configuration of each pickup (serial, parallel, single coil operations). Hardware includes Schaller tuners, a 2-piece 3-D brass Warwick bridge, and a Dunlop Straplock system.

Watch them build the behemoth in this video:

Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette NT 9-String Bass Specs:

Scale: 34″
Construction: “Hidden” Neck-Through
Body: Bubinga
Neck: 9-Piece Maple neck with Ekanga veneer stripes
Nut: Special designed Just-A-Nut III Brass
Fretboard: Flamed Maple
Inlays: Illuminated Side-Dots
Fingerboard Radius: 47″
Frets: 24 Jumbo Bronze
Pickups: Passive MEC Soapbar with Wooden Covers
Electronics: Active Warwick 2-way electronics with rechargeable Lithium Battery
Controls: Volume P/P / Balance / Treble / Bass, Two 3-way mini-switches for humbucker operation modes
Bridge: Special designed 2-piece 3-D Brass Warwick Bridge
Tuners: Schaller Machine Heads with Wooden Knobs
Hardware Color: Black

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