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RockBass by Warwick Announces New Models for 2013

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RockBass by Warwick Announces New Models for 2013

Germany (January 18, 2012) – Beginning in 2013 the popular Warwick Star Bass is available as a RockBass version, “Made in China”. Of course the quality of every single product made in Chinese production is checked by a German Warwick employee directly on site. All RockBass models are based on their German made counterparts.

The hollow body of the RockBass Star Bass is made of a laminated Maple back, sides and top. The Maple neck is laminated with Ekanga veneer stripes, with the fretted version having a Rosewood fretboard, and the fretless version a Tigerstripe Ebony fretboard. The Star Bass is available as a four or five string model with medium scale length (four string) with 32“ or a long scale length (five string) with 34“. Also it’s available as right- or left handed model without extra charge.

The RockBass Star Bass is equipped with passive electronics and passive MEC singlecoil pickups at neck and bridge position. The Star Bass is available in the following finishes: Black High Polish, Cream White High Polish, Gold Metallic and Daphne Blue High Polish.

Specifications:
• Set-Neck
• Curved body shape
• Available as 4 or 5 string
• Available as right-handed or left-handed* as well as fretted and fretless* models
• Warwick machine heads
• Just-A-Nut III
• Maple neck with Ekanga veneer stripes
• Rosewood fingerboard (fretted), Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard (fretless)
• Scale length: 4 string: 32” (medium scale), 5 string: 34” (long scale)
• 24 Extra High Jumbo Nickelsilver frets (Width: 2,9mm/Height: 1,3mm)
• Laminated Maple Body, back, sides and top
• Passive MEC Single Coil pickups (neck and bridge)
• Passive electronics
• Volume (neck) / volume (bridge) / tone (neck) / tone (bridge)
• 3-way toggle switch for selecting pickups
• 2-piece Warwick bridge
• Warwick Security Locks • Chrome hardware
• Available as Black High Polish, Cream White High Polish, Gold Metallic,
• Daphne Blue High Polish Finish
• Warwick Red Strings: 4 string: 045” - 105” (42200 M), 5 string: 045” - 135” (42301 M)
• Weight: 4,3 kg (4 string), 4,4 kg (5 string)
• Manufactured in China by RockBass

Starting in 2013 the Warwick Triumph Upright Bass – made in Markneukirchen, Germany according to the original Framus designs of the early 1950s – will be available as RockBass model.

The body and neck of the RockBass Triumph Lite are made of Maple, with a Rosewood fingerboard. It will be only available as four string, fretless model. The scale length is 1040mm / 3/4. Eb.

RockBass piezo pickups catch the tone of the upright bass, along with passive electronics which were specially developed for the Triumph Lite.

The RockBass Triumph Lite is equipped with a wooden bridge, vintage style machine heads, a graphite nut and chrome hardware. The RockBass Triump Lite Upright Bass will be available in Solid Black Satin and Metallic Red High Polish Finish.

Specifications:
• Bolt-On
• Flat body shape
• Available as 4 string only
• Available as fretless model only
• Vintagestyle machine heads
• Maple neck
• Rosewood fingerboard
• Scale length: 1040 mm / 3/4. Eb
• Maple body
• RockBass Piezo pickups
• Passive RockBass electronics
• Volume / Tone
• Maple bridge
• Chrome hardware
• Available as Black High Polish, Cream White High Polish and
• Red Metallic Finish
• Triumph Flatwound strings
• Including Deluxe Triumph Lite Bass Bag (RB 20530 B)
• Weight*: 5,5 kg
• Manufactured in China by RockBass

The unique looks of the “devilish” Alder body of the Warwick RockBass Vampyre Darklord will always attract attention and really lives up on its name.

The bolt-on Maple neck, with laminated Ekanga veneer stripes, features a Rosewood fingerboard with 24 extra high Jumbo Nickelsilver frets.

The extra low tuning of F#/B/E/A is supported by the extra-long scale length of 35“, which gives the Darklord its diabolic sound character.

Active MEC TJ/J pickups and active 2-way electronics are driving the “Dark Lord”. And as you would expect from a sinister bass it is available in black High Polish finish.

The RockBass Vampyre is only available as four string, right or left handed.

Specifications:
• Bolt-On
• Flat body shape
• Available as 4 string
• Available as right-handed or left-handed *
• Warwick machine heads
• Just-A-Nut III
• Maple neck with Ekanga veneer stripes
• Rosewood fingerboard
• Scale length: 35” (long scale)
• 24 Extra High Jumbo Nickelsilver frets (Width: 2,9mm/Height: 1,3mm)
• Alder body
• Active MEC TJ/J pickups
• Active 2-way electronics
• Volume / balance / treble / bass
• 2-piece Warwick bridge
• Warwick Security Locks
• Chrome hardware
• Available as Black High Polish Finish only
• Warwick Red Strings 085” - 175” (40250 DL 4 Tuning F# / B / E / A)
• Weight**: 3,6 kg
• Manufactured in China by RockBass

For the occasion of its 30th anniversary in 2012, Warwick received a special present from one of its distributors: a bass, whose body has the shape of a Warwick-W. Inspired by this idea, Warwick decided to put this model into production.

The “W”-body is completely made of Mahogany, with a Maple neck laminated with Ekanga veneer stripes. The Rosewood fingerboard has a “30th anniversary” inlay and features 24 extra high Jumbo Nickelsilver frets with a 32” scale length (medium scale).

Passive J/J pickups combined with passive electronics are driving the RockBass “W”-bass. Its equipped with a one-piece bridge and chrome hardware.

The RockBass W-bass is only available as four string model, right handed, and its look is rounded off with a Solid Black Satin finish.

Specifications:
• Bolt-On
• Flat body shape
• Available as 4 string only
• Available as right-handed as well as fretted model only
• Plastic nut
• Maple neck with Ekanga veneer stripes
• Rosewood fingerboard
• “30th anniversary” Inlay
• Scale length: 32” (medium scale)
• 24 Extra High Jumbo Nickelsilver frets (Width: 2,9mm/Height: 1,3mm)
• Mahogany body
• Passive J/J pickups
• Passive electronics
• Volume / volume / tone
• 1-piece bridge
• Strap locks
• Chrome hardware
• Available as Solid Black Satin Finish only
• Warwick Red Strings: 045” - 105” (42200 M)
• Weight**: 4,3 kg
• Manufactured in China by RockBass

Last year Warwick introduced the RockBass Corvette short and medium scale model range, which is perfect for beginners or bassists with small hands who prefer a shorter scale length. Back in 2012, these models were only available with four strings. This year, the RockBass Corvette Medium Scale is now available with 5 strings.

The scale length of the RockBass Corvette Basic 5 Medium Scale is 32“. It features an Alder body, a bolt-on Maple neck with Ekanga veneer stripes and a Rosewood fingerboard (fretless with Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard).

You can chose between active MEC pickups with an active 2-way EQ or passive MEC J/J pickups with passive electronics. When it comes to the finish you can chose between Natural Satin and Black High Polish. These “Made in China” instruments are available right or left-handed as well as fretted or fretless.

Specifications:
• Bolt-on
• Flat body shape
• 5 string
• available as right-handed or left-handed*, fretted or fretless* models
• Warwick machine heads
• Just-A-Nut III
• Maple neck with Ekanga veneer stripes
• Rosewood fingerboard (fretted), Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard (fretless)
• Scale length: 32” (medium scale)
• 24 Extra High Jumbo Nickelsilver frets (Width: 2,9mm/Height: 1,3mm)
• Alder body
• Active MEC J/J pickups with active 2-way electronics or passive MEC J/J pickups with passive electronics
• Active electronics: volume / balance / treble / bass
• Passive electronics: volume / balance / tone neck / tone bridge
• 2-piece Warwick bridge
• Warwick Security Locks
• Chrome hardware
• Available in Natural Satin or Black High Polish Finish
• Warwick Red Strings 045” - 135” (42200 M + 42135 M TC)
• Weight: 3,6 kg**
• Manufactured in China by RockBass

For more information:
www.warwick.de

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