Thumb Bo

Discussion in 'Warwick Basses' started by lowdown3, Jan 11, 2013.


  1. lowdown3

    lowdown3 Supporting Member

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    Is a Thmb BO and a Thumb BOLT the same or two different basses?
  2. mattiastomas

    mattiastomas Supporting Member

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    The BO stands for Bolt On. So yeah, it'll be the same
  3. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    Correct. BO is just the abbreviation for Bolt-On
  4. socialleper

    socialleper

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    BO=Bolt On
    NT=Neck Through (body)

    For my two cents I also think the bodies are a smidgen different around where the neck meets the body. To me the NT looks wider and horns on the cutaway seem bigger/longer.
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  6. WarwickOfficial

    WarwickOfficial

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    The posters above are correct - BO is Bolt On, NT is Neck Through. There are slight differences in the body shapes, as well - as socialleper pointed out. Please let me know if you've got any questions or need assistance in any way. Thanks!
  7. socialleper

    socialleper

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    HA! So I'm not crazy (or at least not wrong in this case.) They looked different in the pictures but I couldn't be sure. I thought it was an angle thing.
    The NT looks like a more complete shape, where the BO looks stunted or something; under-developed.
  8. Guygrooves

    Guygrooves Supporting Member

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    I owned a Thumb B.O. and Ill tell you what-The tone wasnt stunted or underdeveloped! The thing was right and tight..Crisp Punchy articulate-I want another cuz I miss it...Still have my old Corvette and a bunch of Fenders but what a definitive tone those Thumbs have-and lighter than my passive 'vette..WARWICK!
  9. dave2

    dave2 Gold Supporting Member

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    I love both my '00 Thumb BO 5 and my '97 Thumb NT 5! What great tone I get from both.
  10. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    Absolutely nothing wrong with a Bolt-On. BO's have a great punch and growl. My Thumb BO 6 is my go-to bass. Anytime I meet musicians, I receive many compliments on the sound. I decided that my Thumb will always be my introductory bass if/when I meet musicians for the first time.

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