=The Warwick Thumb Club=

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Thanks so much!

I noticed that on Reverb there's an Italian seller with L 000180 93 for sale, pretty cool, mine looks in slightly better condition, so this is Walnut right? Is the neck Ovangkol/ekanga?
The neck and fretboard are wenge, the body could be (IMO) bubinga. Nice bass, nice pics!!
 

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OooOOOH ! Nice thumb, the contrast between the two parts of the body is IMO really sexy. THis is definetely a Wengé neck, and that's good. Body... hard to tell. It seems light colored to be bubinga (but the palette of this wood is soooooo large...) , might be Ovangkol, though. Thumbs are usually Bubinga. Is it heavy ?
 

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Thanks so much!

I noticed that on Reverb there's an Italian seller with L 000180 93 for sale, pretty cool, mine looks in slightly better condition, so this is Walnut right? Is the neck Ovangkol/ekanga?

Very nice Thumb :)
I have her little sister ! C 000188 93
Body is in walnut, you're right and neck+fingerboard in wenge
 
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Very nice Thumb :)
I have her little sister ! C 000188 93
Body is in walnut, you're right and neck+fingerboard in wenge

That's great, I'd love to see some pics!

Thanks so much for the info everyone, I'm really happy, I'm going to send her off to get properly set up and have a little tlc, that missing screw on the truss rod cover, for instance, then I guess I need to get myself some wax!
 

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Is there some pics of mine

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Very cool. Earliest I’ve seen.
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I must have had a stroke when I looked at that ad. Not the earliest I’ve seen. Haha. Thought it was Jan ‘86. Whoops :rolleyes:

Still cool though…As it’s the 1st Thumb 5 of 1987. It’s sibling is L 60 86 :)
 

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I would LOVE to get a wenge neck for mine! Would be great to switch it between the fretless neck I have and a fretted wenge. I understand why I can’t buy one from Warwick but damn I wish I could!!

On the photos you showed us previously the neck and fretboard are in wenge... no ?
 
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On the photos you showed us previously the neck and fretboard are in wenge... no ?
Hi Luc,

Nope. Ebony fingerboard and ovangkol neck (and body). It’s a 2000 and built in January of that year so one of the first run where they switched to ovangkol.
 

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The man I bought it from is an awesome dude with an equally lovely wife. I had a very nice afternoon chatting with them.
Bass has been living on a boat for a long time which made me think of Malc and yell inside my head "I'M ON A BOAT! I'M ON A BOAT! LOOK AT ME I'M ON A M*******G BOAT!"

Good times.
 

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Cleaning. Smudge is off. Dull looking spots will hopefully shine again after a few layers of wax.

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Fret polish arrives on thursday, probably along with new strings.
 

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1990 solid brass 6str vs mid nineties cast 5str bridge. One saddle was missing a leg so I took one from the cast bridge I still have laying around. Good thing I kept it.

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