=The Warwick Thumb Club=

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Hi guys, am new to this forum but, I own a Warwick Thumb bass 4-string and have come across a bit of a head scratching moment. I can't find a serial number anywhere on it, but want to try and find out the date of it (if I can). Any suggestions or insights welcome.
 

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Hi guys, am new to this forum but, I own a Warwick Thumb bass 4-string and have come across a bit of a head scratching moment. I can't find a serial number anywhere on it, but want to try and find out the date of it (if I can). Any suggestions or insights welcome.

Can you please add a pic of the headstock? Front and top.
 
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hello
I come to present my 2 thumbs recently purchased.
Incredible instruments especially the 5 strings.
I just have a doubt about the wood used for the body

For the 4 strings WW says me :
Caractéristiques :
- Bass Thumb Bass BO 4 string
Year 1997
Month January
Number 034971
Neck Wood Wenge Wood
Fingerboard Wenge Wood
Frets Bronce Warwick Frets
Nut Just a Nut Brass Version
Neck construction Bolt On
Body 2 pcs. solid Ovangkol Wood
Surface Oil Finish / Beewax surface
Pickups 2 active MEC JJ Pickups
Electronic active MEC 2 Band Electronic
Hardware Black Hardware made for Warwick

For the 5 string he said :
Bass Thumb Bass BO 5 string
Serial Number G 050239 98
Year 1998
Month July
Number 050239
Neck Wood Wenge Wood
Fingerboard Wenge Wood
Frets Bronce Warwick Frets
Nut Just a Nut II
Neck construction Bolt On
Body 3 pcs. solid Bubinga wood
Surface Oil Finish / BeeWax surface
Pickups 2 active MEC JJ Pickups
Electronic active MEC 2 Band Electronic
Hardware Black Hardware made for Warwick
Made in Germany / 08258 Markneukirchen

The pieces of the body is OK but with the color of wood I thought that bubinga for the 4 strings and Ovangkol for the 5 string
can you help me on this mystery
Thanks

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Nachobassman

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Hello there.

Have in mind wood is a natural material, it is not synthetic, human-made. One tree of a given specie could have a noticeable variation from any other tree, just like humans, and other living things.

Boobinga is a brown-red-ish wood, both basses have boobinga bodies. Enjoy them beauties!

Cheers. :)
 

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Yep. Clearly the Streamer for me this time.
Nice playing bro!
 

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Grannies CV:
born. L ...86 in Pretzfeld.
bought 2007 (Ebay)
acc. HPW one of the first 5 strings built. And he confirmed that 2piece bridge is original (no after sales mod).
Actually, he told me: all original..
Old granny needed a "face lift"...hahaha...
Tuners new (one of the Original was "not working well")
Bushings new (brass / original plastics already broken)
PUs new (old EMGs and Original BEC 1 electronics didn't work perfect after 20 years..) / BEC3 new.
Beside that mods: all original !!
Sound: GREAAAAAAT!!!
 

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unfortunately I did not take any photos back then when Granny arrived at home (in 2007)...it took me some "cleaning" work to make her shine again..;)
:cool::p
 

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@steembass Minty Beauty!

Question...is the serial visible? I only ask due to the pickup angle, 2 piece bridge and no JD on the cover.

Pardon the curiosity :)
 
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