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=The Warwick Thumb Club=

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by thndrstk6, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. andrew92

    andrew92

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    My custom shop thumb live.

    so many frets gone untouched....

     
  2. eyvindwa

    eyvindwa Supporting Member

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    Live with my fretless Thumb NT 5 in England (Leeds, London). Also, there's an NS Design upright in there, but feel free to ignore those parts :D

     
  3. Hoggles

    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Nice guys. Always stoked to see the greatest bass ever made...played live :D
     
  4. LenMinNJ

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    [​IMG] Loved my 2000 Thumb NT4 but the long scale made first position stretches too hard for me. So I asked my luthier to convert it to a medium scale bass by moving the nut up to the first fret. Now this is the perfect bass for me!

    Warwick wanted over $5000 for a custom shop medium scale Thumb NT4. This conversion cost me under $250.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Narcdor

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    Now that's some creative thinking! Well done.
     
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  6. jester

    jester ocdemon Moderator

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    I'm surprised they offered to make you a neck through medium scale, normally this is only reserved for bolt-ons but I guess for the right price...

    How does it sound compared to it's former 34" scale self? Did you change the type/gauge of strings you 're using?
     
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  7. Hoggles

    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Ohh that is some good ingenuity! Nice work!

    JAN 2 with intact tabs is priceless :eek::D
     
  8. DemBoneZ

    DemBoneZ Supporting Member

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    nice stuff Andy,
    I was waiting for that guitarist to whack you in the face with his headstock lol
    PS needs more basssssss
     
  9. andrew92

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    little mid week show. You'll notice the short hair. i donated it some time ago

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  10. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Looking good mate! Have a yideo of that show?
     
  11. andrew92

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    yes, but its a drum cam video, crowd wasn't great (maybe 75 people if that...) so figured why not get some action from the drummer.
     
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  12. Kev

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    Hey the forum is back!

    Have a thumb and legs pic

    IMG_20180705_005442_034.jpg
     
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  13. Marcoelwray

    Marcoelwray Commercial User

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    Hi, Just a Thumb BO5, from 1998, equipped with Delano's pickups and a GraphTech Piezo system I just installed yesterday.

    (on this picture the piezo isn't yet there, and I'm still waiting new pickup screws.

    [​IMG]

    Here's a first quick sound check :

     
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  14. Henrythe8

    Henrythe8 Supporting Member Dolphin Hoarder

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    In with my Thumb Bo5Broadneck. Like this beastie very much. Neck if a bit too fat, but hey, so am I.
     
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    Finally time to join the club, after owning mostly Corvette's for years (and a random streamer)

    1998 Bolt-On Thumb, bought by the previous owner new in 98 aswell.
    Ovangkol body with wenge neck and board.

    He's replaced the frets a few years ago, and had the electronics resoldered. So it's been taken care of.
    But also played quite a bit, there's a hole at the neck pickup where his thumb used to sit.

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    Loving it.
     
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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Beauty! Congrats!
     
  17. LenMinNJ

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    It sounds exactly the same.

    I'm still using 45 - 105 D'Addario flatwounds.
     
  18. jester

    jester ocdemon Moderator

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    Your side dots should be all over the place, but I see them correctly at 3rd and 5th fret, after the conversion. Did the luthier also move the side dots?
     
  19. LenMinNJ

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    He colored the old dots to make them invisible. And I used stick-on dots in the right places. For now they're working fine.
     
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