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=The Vintage Club=

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by herb vibes, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. Hoggles

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    Oh cool! Thanks, RIP!!
     
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    Behold the luthiery

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    Is 1990 still vintage? When does this era end in the Wick-ed world? I‘m in with my 1986 Streamer. But is the Buzzard also allowed to land?

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    YES! LET THE BIRD LAND!!!!

    And dooood.... 63rd Buzz eva made. Stoked!!

    Appropriate month letter ;)
     
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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Ok, before some of say...Streamette, vintage? Herbie gave permission on the first page, so...
    :D

    Just installed the brass tailpiece/bridge, to go with the new knobs, new Gotoh's and even some gold screws (though those weren't originally gold, but what the hell). Next up will be the brass nut. Love this bass. Highly recommend one. They're keepers.

    Bridge went in perfect, while the tailpiece was tight, but went in after some light scraping of excess wax/debris in the cavity. Sustain and just that solid feel on each string is very noticeable. Stoked. Added some weight, but it was already a heavy beast, so no biggie.

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    Actually I already had the idea to call a Wick when it was made in Eggolsheim, and not already in Markneunkirchen :)
    The moving to Saxony was Dec 1995, so all should be older than 25 years.
    So I have three modern Wicks(1996 and 2001) and 4 old ones :)
    Most of them are Fortresses, only one is an Alien :cool:
     
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    So, my 92 Thumb BO is considered vintage, too?
     
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    Depends on your definition of vintage :) In my point of view, yes it is.
    But you can also use the vintage definition for cars, than the bass needs to be older than 30 years ;)
     
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    I dunno, it's not on Herbie's list :p

    The Streamette is one of the Wicks that doesn't really fit in anywhere. Guess there needs to be a "Stranger Things Club" o_O:)

    The wings on it are 28 years old and the rest is 18. Neck through, but wait... bolt-on. Chambered. One of the weird ones. :cool:
     
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    Wait.... My mistake @EPBBass ! It is on Herbie's list! Haha. Top of the list actually.

    Ok, guess I need to not rely on that list for the vintage definition :rolleyes::D It suited my needs. I was being selfish.

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    No problem, I made a mistake too. My Thumb ist from 97, but it has an all Wenge Neck, at least.

    Although i am looking into buyin a thumb frettless NT from 92, just need someone to buy one of my kidneys
     
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    Haha ahh yes, Wenge. Well, it's official, we need to go back to the universal standard definition as @Stainless mentioned. Or else all Warwick's from '13 would meet Herb's definition :rolleyes:
     
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    This is my 1990 Thumb NT 6 equipped with Barts+MEC preamp. It's extremely heavy but in studio it's one of the best sounding basses I've ever heard...
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    Another one: '86 Thumb JD EMG+MEC pre
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    Very nice :)
     
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