SOLD 1987 Warwick JD Thumb bass with Bartolini

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by TALL&STOUT, Nov 4, 2017.


    TALL&STOUT Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Fellow TBers, I have decided to part with one of my 1987 Warwick JD Thumb basses. It is an absolutely amazing instrument and is from the golden era of the German Warwick bass shop. 7 piece neck thru wenge, original adjust a nut brass nut, traditional high mass bridge, bell brass frets, Bartolini J pickups and active electronics and that funky, honky Thumb tone.
    For being 30 years old, it is in incredible shape and the same custom shop basses coming out of Warwick now start at over $4k and are more machine made.
    The easy to play 26 fret wenge neck is my favorite feature of these basses and it about plays itself. I have smaller hands for a bass player, and nothing feels better or more organic than these necks. I can throw in the Warwick Roadcase for another $100 if you like (required for shipping) or you can get a good gig bag with it for free.

    $2100 cash, you pickup or $2300 shipped CONUS (with roadcase included)

    Trade wise, I am really only interested in a Dingwall Dbird, Super J or something along those lines. 4 string and wenge neck. Thanks!

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    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
  2. D.A.R.K.


    Aug 20, 2003
    A beauty!
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  3. Oh Lordy. drool
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  4. CentralCoastBass

    CentralCoastBass Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
  5. CentralCoastBass

    CentralCoastBass Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    I’d keep it safe while you’re gone?
  6. cubanz


    Nov 2, 2006
    I can't believe this is still here at this price! GLWTS
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  7. RedMoses


    Jul 4, 2012
    I had an '87 5 string Thumb for 15 years, i have yet to play another Warwick that comes close to that era of instruments, these are amazing works of art.
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    TALL&STOUT Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    I put her up on Reverb as well for a bit more $ and she is getting a ton of action. Hopefully a TB member will buy it first.
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    TALL&STOUT Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    I've had several quesitons about the Bartolini 9v electronics, fret wear and the nut width, so here are some more pics.

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  10. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk

    Oct 10, 2001
    Still for sale?

    TALL&STOUT Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Yes it is
  12. Mistahbenn

    Mistahbenn Supporting Member

    May 15, 2007
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