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warwick thumb bo 4 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 4stringSlaughtr, Feb 21, 2014.


  1. 4stringSlaughtr

    4stringSlaughtr

    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan
    Have a chance to pick a Warwick thumb bo for 600.00 no cracks or breaks anywhere , some noticeable buckle rash, but nothing that effects playability , I have just a few questions , good deal or bad deal ? Also are the thumbs only made in Germany ? Or is there like a cheaper rock bass version of the thumb that's made? I haven't had a chance to get the serial number yet to do any research on the matter, any insight would help, thanks !
     
  2. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    Michigan
    If it is shiny/high polish gloss with silver hard wear it is made in Korea (ok deal, not great, not bad). If it is natural oil finish/black hard wear it is made in Germany (and a good deal).
     
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  4. 4stringSlaughtr

    4stringSlaughtr

    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan
    It's got black hardware, and a dark wood grain color didn't really look shiny or glossy
     
  5. Creeper2

    Creeper2

    Sep 30, 2013
    Considering I bought my Warwick bolt on 4 string brand new for 2000 bucks back in 2003 I'd say you scored yourself a killer deal
     
  6. 4stringSlaughtr

    4stringSlaughtr

    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan
    http://www.google.com/search?biw=64...4.1.105.0L_3-fBP8QE#biv=i|9;d|2eL2gWy09DK25M:

    Looks like that Google images search, but it's obviously used , some scratches in between the pick ups, looks like someone used a pick on it for a while, dust in between the bridge n stuff..it won't let me post pics from my phone right now , but the body is the same color of wood, and doesn't look glossy or shiny like you mentioned for the other model
     
  7. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Texas
    My biggest regret was selling my Thumb BO (ovangkol body/wenge neck, not bubinga/bubinga). Looks like you found one helluva deal!
     
  8. 4stringSlaughtr

    4stringSlaughtr

    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Check the serial number and that will tell you exactly when/where it was made.
     
  10. That's a good deal my friend. I have the koren thumb pro 5 bolt on and love it. I'll get a German thumb some day but for now I'm happy with my pro
     
  11. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Nice buy you made.
     
  12. 4stringSlaughtr

    4stringSlaughtr

    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan
    Mmbongo I plan to check the serial number as soon as I can , but don't have access to the serial number right now , as I'm at work ,just wasn't sure if there was another sure way to tell other than serial numbers
     
  13. 4stringSlaughtr

    4stringSlaughtr

    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan
    Ok so its an 02 Warwick ,b.o. thumb 4 string ovangkol neck/ ovangkol body black hardware, natural oil finish
     



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