Thumb Bo

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

  1. lowdown3


    Mar 22, 2008
    Is a Thmb BO and a Thumb BOLT the same or two different basses?
  2. mattiastomas


    Aug 26, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    The BO stands for Bolt On. So yeah, it'll be the same
  3. Correct. BO is just the abbreviation for Bolt-On
  4. socialleper

    socialleper Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    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


    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    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 Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    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


    Jan 3, 2012
    Albany NY
    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


    Feb 10, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I love both my '00 Thumb BO 5 and my '97 Thumb NT 5! What great tone I get from both.
  10. 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.