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Wgps Lead Time?

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by sportbob06, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. sportbob06

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    Hi everyone, first time poster here. In my 15 years or so of playing bass, I have always gassed over the Warwick Thumbs looks/sound and finally made the decision to pull the trigger on one. Im a lefty, so being able to find one to play before hand is next to impossible in my neck of the woods, hopefully its everything I've wished for! Anyway... just ordered a WGPS 5 string Thumb a few weeks ago. Can anyone share what kind of lead times they have had when ordering a WGPS? I was told up to six months by the dealer...located in the US.
     
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    No idea, I´m from Germany but: have fun with your Wick once it is at your place!
     
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    If with "lead time" you mean "the killing waiting time" the only thing I could say is I don`t know, but try not to think too much about it... it will make it easier. We all know waiting sucks. :)

    And don't forget to post pictures when the Thumb arrives.
     
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    ...dat waiting...
     
  5. Florin

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    Waiting time used to be 6-8 weeks IIRC. Plus shipping, ofc. 6 months seems a lot for a non Custom Shop. It seems a lot for a CS as well :)
     
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    That's because the W people first need to watch the wood dry. This is a tough job even for veteran luthiers!
     
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  7. sportbob06

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. My jaw hit the floor when they said up to 6 months. I just built a house faster then that! Trying not to think about it too much....so far that has been working haha.
     
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    Thinking about what? /troll mode
     
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    Dat waiting?
     
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    Well, 6 months is painfully long as others mentioned, but you chose the best Warwick there is choose, in the Thumb. In my humble opinion. Congrats!

    You'll join a long list of great players who eat horrible balance for breakfast. Invest in a 3" wide strap if you don't already have one. It'll help in that regard.

    Post some pictures when it arrives in 2020 :D
     
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    We need Wgps Dolphins!
     
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    Looks like he's wanting a 5'er. Probably would essentially be a custom order, due to it being a lefty... which I guess is only reason it might take a while. Still, that's longer than most CS Masterbuilts. Strange. Maybe since it's GPS, it's not a priority.

    If it were me, I'd play the waiting game and keep a hawkeye on the used sites and forums, for a lefty Thumb 5. For the 2k+ he's spending, he could get a used NT (if desired) at that price range.
     
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    Ah I missed the five part. Yeah it seems crazy. I only waited 6 weeks for my streamer but I guess that was just a paint job cause I wanted the blue.
     
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    Hey guys, little update.....well not much of an update because I am still waiting. In about 2 weeks it will be the 6 month mark. We built our house last year faster than this. Crazy!
     
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    My local luthier built me a bass by hand in three weeks. Just saying...
     
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    People is waiting 18 months for a Carl Thompson, so I guess this is not that bad...

    Hang in there, buddy!
     
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