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Wtb Warwick Thumb Bleached Blonde 5-string

Discussion in 'Want To Buy' started by Bogart05, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Bogart05

    Bogart05 Supporting Member

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    Hab mir zwischenzeitlich eine Kopie in China bauen lassen und dann nach meinen Vorstellungen geändert ;-)
    Klingt Hammer! IMG_3612.JPG

    Sound is more Thumb than my 4-String Bleached
     
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    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    War wohl tatsächlich der einzige Weg zum Ziel. Habe bisher keinen 5-Saiter gesehen, sind einfach nicht am Markt!
     
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    I swore I saw one of these for sale in my searches...I just found what i was looking for It turned out it was a LTD5 corvette hot rod from 2005 which is so so close to the thumb BBlonde..but yeah so close but still not the same. Still has the full flame maple neck and body of the BBlonde and those super cool planet inlays. Good luck with search I will keep it in the back of my mind for you
     
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    Thanks, but I think I have to end up my search.
    The Copy sounds really great.
    (For less Euro :)
     
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    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Pics of the finished bass?
     
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    I'll do my very best
     
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    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    This is what he's been looking for...right? I think... I guess. Maybe? :p
     
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    oh no!! after all this time and giving up and building a copy....what a saga!
     
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    that's the one! lol
     
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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I'll PM him. Maybe it's not too late...

    *Strange, I don't see the "start a conversation" option when clicking on his Avatar. Hmmm
     
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    Good morning to all
    Sorry for the late answer.
    First thanks to Hoggles for the link
    This bass was on Ebay Germany a few weeks ago and was sold for € 1260. At this point my China copy was already in progress ...
    Here is a picture:
    As you can see, the Chinese weren't able to mill the pu's in the right position. But maybe that's why it sounds like Thumb?


    IMG_3852.JPG IMG_3853.JPG IMG_3854.JPG
     
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    Your right. It don't work :(

    ...but don't know why :confused:
     
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    they've done it the wrong way around...it is supposed to angle back to the bridge on the bass side for a tighter sounding bass strings.. also the original had Jazz style pickups not humbuckers. anyway not smashing your new bass but that is a pretty big design flaw by them especially as they have put the effort into making it look somewhat correct.
     
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    Regardless of the pup angle and style, that's a pretty impressive looking copy. Right down to the little LTD badge on the headstock. Haha.

    Sorry you missed out on the original @Bogart05 Let us know how this one sounds. Congrats on the new bass :)
     
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    Schweeeeeeeet!
     
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    @ Madmaskbass . ...also the original had Jazz style pickups not humbuckers.


    Take a look at the first Pik on Top of this Site...

    There you can see why I installed soap bars. The J-Pups are not milled in parallel :eek:
     
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