Bass of the Week: Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette NT 9-String
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:
|Neck:||9-Piece Maple neck with Ekanga veneer stripes|
|Nut:||Special designed Just-A-Nut III Brass|
|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|