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Thumb bass 6-string bridge

Discussion in 'Warwick Basses' started by wemedge, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. wemedge

    wemedge

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    Sorry I don't have a pic at the moment, but has anyone experienced warping on their Thumb bass 6-string bridge?

    I'm looking at mine now (removed from the bass), and the bottom of the bridge is not flat; it's concave i.e., the middle of the bridge is lower than either the bass or treble end and it rocks on a flat surface.

    Time to get a new bridge?

    By the way, has anyone dealt with Korg Canada (our current Warwick dealer?)- I'm waiting to hear back from them about getting a new bridge.

    Thanks,
    wemedge
  2. wemedge

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    Can anyone tell me whether their Warwick 6-string bridge sits flat with regards to the bottom surface? Thanks! Just want to make sure mine is off before I put in an order for a new one. Many thanks again.
  3. joebar

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    that is strange-that wouldn't be an issue unless you slammed it right down to the base plate.
    I have had 5 warwicks and I find that quite often the G string side of the bridge needs to touch down for correct action.
    hope you are liking the bass :)
    when I order parts I call the warwick custom shop in new York-ask for dan
  4. wemedge

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    Thanks much! Yes, I like the bass. I defretted it, and am pleased with that. Used binding material from Stew-Mac to fill in the slots.

    I don't mind getting a new bridge at all, parts wear out or go bad some time or another.

    Just wanted to check first. Yeah, the bridge is convex. I'm looking at it now. If I can, will order Warwick's new brass bridge and see what it's like.
  5. joebar

    joebar Supporting Member

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    aah-that explains why you need it lower.
    I bet it makes a great fretless
  6. wemedge

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    It sure does have a great fretless sound with the DR rounds.:bassist:
  7. joebar

    joebar Supporting Member

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    pics please
  8. wemedge

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    Will do, after I the new bridge gets here. Opted for the cast bridge; the brass one costs too much for me.
  9. NLBassist

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    What was the price difference between the two?
  10. wemedge

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    About $300.
  11. WarwickOfficial

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    Wemedge,

    Definitely let us know when you can post a pic, so we can further assist you :)

    If you haven't already, call our shop in NYC at (212) 777-6990

    Thanks everyone else for your accurate assessments!

    Best,

    Mike
    Wawick USA

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