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FT '87 Warwick Thumb JD *Rare*

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Sleepwalker42, Sep 9, 2013.

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  1. Sleepwalker42

    Sleepwalker42 Supporting Member

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    Very small chances to find what I'm looking for but I'll try.
    For trade here I have an all original very early Warwick Thumb, it's an '87 and it's still marked JD, John Davis which is the player/American Army soldier in Germany that endorsed it first.
    It's in incredible conditions, very little wear, straight neck, frets have plenty of life, truss rod works and everything electronic works as it should. It has EMGs p/ups that, I understand from researching them, sound different compared recent ones. The bridge is the one piece type, characteristic of the early Warwicks. Can't find enough adjectives to describe the growl that these produce, mean, powerful, hearth shaking? If you know Warwick you know what I'm saying. Comes with its original thick gig bag.
    For full disclosure about conditions, there is a tiny screw hole on the back of the body, one inch distant from the battery compartment and the bass control (bottom of the stacked one) it's a little harder to move, nothing bad, just had to mention it. Nothing you can't fix IF that bothers you.
    I heard often talking about how modern Thumb basses don't balance well and tend to neck dive, well these oldies have a perfect balance, maybe because have a skinnier neck with a carved wood on the back of the head or who knows why.
    So what I'm looking for as a trade is either a:
    - Warwick Streamer Stage II late 80s or early 90s, wenge neck and EMGs p/ups.
    - Warwick Dolphin Pro1, preferably wenge neck and MEC p/ups.
    - Jaydee Series 3

    Cash price $2000 shipped ConUs.

    PM me for questions or details. What did I forget? Ahh pictures:

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    Sleepwalker42 Supporting Member

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    You're mean! :D
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    Time for another Jaydee!!!
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    There's always space for the right JD, got one for me? ;)
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    I can vouch for this year/model...absolutely divine bass!
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    Thanks Rob!

    Trade options now updated with Jaydee Series 3 :D
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    I'm still thinking I made a BIG mistake trading this bass with you :)
    Anyway free bump, hopefully you'll get what you're looking for ;)
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    [QUOTE =ialma;14847417]I'm still thinking I made a BIG mistake trading this bass with you :)
    Anyway free bump, hopefully you'll get what you're looking for ;)[/QUOTE]

    YOU, sleepless man!

    A detail of the back of the (flawless) headstock and neck:

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    Very cool bass!! I've played quite a few early Thumb's (JD-marked ones included) - amazing. Although John Davis didn't actually have a hand in the design, he WAS the first endorsed artist by the fledgling company. GLWTS!!
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    I thought that too, then I found The History of Warwick in pdf file https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-f0qFeIpPEnY01jWkw3enNaMzQ/edit?pli=1 If you scroll down to page 10 you'll read the full story. ;) Very interesting reading for all Warwick fans btw.
    Thanks for the kind words though.
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    Yes, I know the document - I used to work for Warwick as Product Specialist/Artist Relations/Social Media/Event Manager! That is not an authorized History and has quite a few incorrect details. Hans-Peter and I were going to work with the original author of the paper to make those corrections, but I left the company early this year. Thanks!
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    Ahh, interesting! Too bad you left before correcting those details, I would have loved to see that page updated.
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    I've played most of the first 20 Thumbs made, prototypes and more - its my opinion that these early Thumb basses are truly something special!!
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    is there a price??
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    Perhaps it is Priceless! :bag:
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    It's a For Trade ad ones not needed.
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    What he said :)
    PMs replied.
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    I second Tony's statement. She is PRICELESS!
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