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FT Feeler:Warwick Taranis 5 for a Thumb 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by willyrep, Nov 1, 2012.


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  1. willyrep

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    Hey y'all. I'm considering trading my Corvette Taranis 5 (2006) for a Thumb Bolt-on 5. Would be willing to possibly add cash on my end.
    Not a lot of people know about the Taranis model as it was a limited production design. The 4 string version was meant to be tuned BEAD and used for "heavier" styles of music.
    What I have is the 5 string model, lightweight(!) 2 piece swamp ash body with a nirvana black sandblasted finish. Essentially the body has a very rich textured look to it. COMPLETELY Passive J/MM setup. Monstrous and loud bass with a huge lowend and very thick mid-range. Cuts through the mix like a beast.
    Cosmetically it is a 8.5/10. Straight neck, low action and recently set up before a European tour I brought it out on. Neck is still straight and plays awesome! I used this bass mainly with a touring Blues (modern R&B) artist and the stingray style tone on the back pickup is incredible. The only mod I made to it was add chrome German Warwick Hardware, ( I felt it complimented the organic look more and made it less "stealth").
    I will have a link to detailed pictures up tomorrow if there is any interest, gotta get ready for a gig. I'm looking for a comparable "used" later year bolt-on thumb 5-string. '90s models are actually preferred because I love wenge necks. I can be flexible on physical/aesthetic points but it has to work and play! EDIT: Also interested in Streamer 5 strings....bolt-on, jazzmans, Mastermans etc...
    Also added updated trade interests, see bottom post. Thanks!

    Cheers and feel free to ask any questions-Included is a link to the model on Warwicks site.

    http://www.warwick.de/modules/produkte/produkt.php?katID=22019&cl=EN
  2. willyrep

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    Bump it up
  4. willyrep

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    Sunday Bumpday....no love for the Taranis?
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  6. 8liter

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    Man that thing is freaking gorgeous. Free bump to you, sir.
  7. willyrep

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    Thanks man! Yeah it really is a unique looking bass. Always get lots of compliments. This thread has a ton of views-i guess my trade requirements are just too specific?
  8. willyrep

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    Lots of views but no thumbs up......:ninja:
  9. BoobieParker

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    WOW beautiful bass, never even seen one. All I have to offer for it would be my Corvette $$ with the exact same stain! Either way, awesome bass sir.
  10. willyrep

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    Before gig bump......
  11. sippi

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    I will be in New Orleans getting married next week. I know you are looking for a thumb but what about selling outright? Also since you added the chrome hardware would you be interested in selling the black hardware that came with it initially. I currently have a 5 standard corvette that is screaming for some black hardware.

    Thanks,

    Sippi
  12. MarTONEbass

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    Nice looking bass!

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  13. willyrep

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    Thank for the picture bump! As of now, just looking for a trade.
  14. sippi

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    Just curious if you still have the black hardware that initially came on the Taranis? If so would you be interested in selling it?
  15. willyrep

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    The black hardware is on my streamer now.
  16. devin369

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    ooooh I own a 2003 Thumb BO.............hmmmmmmmmmm that guy looks purdy, and right now my dream bass is a Corvette $$ 4....... but in a way, your bass is a perfect mix between my My Thumb bass and my Dream Bass........... hmmmm?????????
  17. willyrep

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    Thanks for the bump! Tonally I would say it's probably not gonna sound like the active $$ basses. It's all passive and has a very strong midrange thickness to it. Lots of lowend too. The bridge humbucker gets a really nice stingray tone. I was thinking about putting an emg preamp i have in it to open things up but i love the fact that it's passive and still retains that famous Warwick "growl". Message me if you have any questions !
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    For those who are curious, here's a link to some live sound clips from last years Jazz Fest. Not sure how it was recorded but I know my backline was an Eden rig. Find "Mem Shannon and the Membership" on the list and click preview and you'll get clips of songs. Oh, and wear headphones!
    https://www.munckmusic.com/wms/jazzfest/index.html
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    pre-turkey day Gobble Gobble bump
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    I'm not going to start a new thread, but I will add that I'm opening up trade options. Throw some interesting basses at me-let's see what happens. I also might have a local trade or sale pending. But as for trades, I would like a 5-string. Versatile pickup combination, active. 34" scale preferably but I can do 35'' as well. I like spacing around 17-18mm. Show me what you're working with! I'm putting trade value at around 900-1100 dollars..... and as always, I'm always partial to Warwicks :)
    Cheers!
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