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=The Warwick Thumb Club=

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

  1. Sanemancured

    Sanemancured

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    That is stunning. I've seen a 87 NT5 and that had the one piece bridge so maybe this IS a 98?
     
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    Yeah I don’t really have any experience dating them. Any expertise to shed light is welcome
     
  3. Sanemancured

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    My serial number (88) reads looking down on the headstock with the front of the bass facing away from me.
     
  4. Jalbert86

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    Cool. In that case , she’s a 98. I wasn’t sure if you were supposed to look at it that way, or if you were looking at the preceding digits of the serial number right side up
     
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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Easiest way to tell if it's a '86...would be the bridge. It would have a one piece Schaller bridge. A '98 would have the classic/modern 2 piece bridge/tailpiece. Also...the '86 (1st year of the Thumb 5'er) would have extremely angled pickups. After '86...they mellowed the angle of the pups to more like you see nowadays.

    Here's an example of a '86 5'er...
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  6. Izyg

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    HEY THERE... sorry for the late reply... Yes i do have the oppertunity to play it.. The feel of tye neck on these TO ME feels AMAZING.. MY FAVORITE bass of all time is/are pre-Gibson Tobias.. then the Warwick thumb.. then a Ken Smith.. then Warrior basses.
    I can mimic what my bass player does and follow or make a rythym but I DO NOT know notes/ scales. What or how do you recommend i do to start learning? I usento play Saxophone in band so i can read music.
     
  7. Izyg

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    This wouldnt be my 1st bass. Itbwould be my 1st WARWICK. Ive had Pre-Gibson Tobias'..(my favorite) a Cort Curbow(luthite body) and a Toby. Ive ALWAYS loved the DEEP plump sound on these.. you can hook them up to almost any cab and they sound amazing. I feel like they dont make instrumemts like they use to.
     
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  8. golem

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    Get charts that include piano parts with separate left
    and right hand staffs. The bass line is in the left hand,
    usually the staff with the f-cleff/bass-cleff.
     
  9. YannickH

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    Here is my beautiful 1991 Warwick Thumb NT4:
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  10. Luc67

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    Hi Thumbinators maniac ;)
    I'm so proud to join your family !
    I just bought a Thumb bass BO from 1993, one of the first, it's serial number is C 0000188 93.
    The name Thumb Bass still appears on the cover of the truss rod and not thumb BO as from 1994, the year of official launch of the Thumb BO.
    What I like with this bass, apart from its quality and exceptional sound, it has a real story. I bought it from a professional musician who had owned it since 2000, he was the second owner. This bass has done hundreds live sessions, thousands of hours of practice sessions and it's always on top!

    warwick-thumb-bass-2333440.jpg warwick-thumb-bass-2333443.jpg
     
  11. Hardy

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    Back in the club after some years! Thumb JD fretless, crown inlays, side LED! Made in 1986, bought it from the first owner.

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  12. Luc67

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    Whaaaa !
    It's really a beautiful instrument ♥
     
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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Sick @Hardy !!!! What a beauty. JD's are special Thumbs, and this one is very unique. Keeper.
     
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    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Very first run:

     
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    Very nice sound and it's look pretty good too !
     
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    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I´m still working on the sound. It´s a bit too clear this way, isn´t it? But atm I still want to hear the higher frequencies to have an orientation.
     
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    Yes, very bright sounds, I think we hear the finger attack too much. But I like that, the sound doesn't sound too much like a jazzy sound!
     
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    sounds great but definitely has that EMG high end tone. Are they newer strings.. might just need to wear in a bit.
     
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    The single in the body is of course the normal placement for the pup batt. Are the 3 in the main cavity all wired together? If so...all for the lights.
     
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