SOLD Fretless Warwick Thumb VI / Tobias Growler V

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  1. BrokeDownSouth

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    Six String Fretless Warwick Thumb Bass, Bolt-On

    Great bass, maybe some one will use it more than me. Original MEC pickups and 2 band active/passive preamp.

    Serial Number indicates this bass was manufactured in early 2000. All Wenge neck, Ovangkol body.

    The bass is in great shape other than some light dings on the middle treble side of the back of the neck, a gouge in the upper front body contour, and a scratch on the back of the body. There is some string wear on the finger board from the roundwounds plus typical playing wear. Includes hard shell case.

    $1200.00 plus $30.00 shipping (Ships to the United States only)

    *SOLD* $1100
     

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    Tobias Growler 5 String Bass Guitar

    Serial Number: 9292

    Confirmed year of manufacture 1998 by Gibson Customer Service.
    Includes original Tobias hardshell case and original manual.

    This is the older, more desirable model with the 6 knob, 2 switch configuration. Original preamp and quad-coil pickup by Bartolini. Bartolini stopped making this preamp / pickup because it was too complex.

    The top 2 knobs are a volume and pickup coil pan that sweeps between the forward and bridge coils. Two sets of stacked knobs below are bass/treble boost/cut for each pickup coil. The switches are 3 position instant tone shaping for each coil respectively. Down = midrange scoop (slap tone), middle = flat frequency, up = midrange boost (fingerstyle). There are internal trimpots on each switch preamp to adjust the midrange frequency boost. Dual truss-rod neck adjustment, asymmetrical neck profile. I ground down a little wrench so it will fit in the truss rod cavity - included.

    The bass is in good condition. There are light scratches all over the body indicative of normal playing wear. I have captured some light scrapes on the back of the neck and a chip on the edge of the fingerboard (bass side, second fret).

    $750.00 plus $30.00 shipping (Ships to the United States only)

    PRICE DROP: $700.00 plus $30.00 shipping
    **SOLD** $700.00
     

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    These basses are also for sale locally on CL.

    One more of the Growler:
     

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    Shipping to Australia on the Warwick?
     
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    I'm going to keep the sale domestic for now.
     
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    Trades on the warwick???
    (Please say yes!)
     
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    Weight of Tobias Growler: 8.30 lbs.

    I didn't make it clear earlier, so I'd like to let you guys know that I only want to do the deal with Paypal or cash, if you can arrange a pickup near St. Louis. Due to the amount of money involved here, I only want to ship to a Paypal verified address that with a signature requirement. You can PM me with any trades, but I'm really looking to thin the herd and get some cash for my next bass project. I'm interested in a Fender P/J body.

    I'll get the weight of the Thumb posted tomorrow, here's a little tone sample demo video I made:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qirkWVQJ3qA

    Here's a closeup of the Fingerboard wear:
     

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    The Warwick thumb weighs 11.42 lbs.
     
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    Growler is tempting
     
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    It IS tempting.... Needs a loving home.

    Bump.
     
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    Hmmm .... I've got a Pbass..... Hmmmmm.....
     
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    Growlers with the 2 switches are really cool. Grab this!
     
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    I have all the parts for my p bass project now. I have GAS for an ADA MB -1 preamp, however. Working on a deal for the Thumb locally, still up for grabs.

    Bump.
     
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    Hi I am interested in this Six String Fretless Warwick Thumb Bass, Bolt-On
    bass,please send me an invoice to my PayPal account
    Thank you
    Stan
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    Thumb is SOLD.

    Growler is still fair game.
     

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