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SOLD 1988 Warwick Thumb NT 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Viggo51, Dec 1, 2018.


  1. Viggo51

    Viggo51 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Portland Oregon
    Price:
    2800
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Washington
    image2.JPG Beautiful Vintage Warwick, 1988 thumb 5 NT. MEC electronics. In great condition for a 30 year old bass, some dings and scratches but nothing major. Thought I was going to keep this one but my taste in basses has changed. Cash price is firm (similar bass on Reverb for 1K more) trade value at 3K, these older Warwicks only increase in value. Price includes insurance and shipping to the lower 48. Trade interests Roscoe, MTD, Smith, Elrick +\- cash as necessary. Feel free to ask question. Please PM me with offers.

    ***some questions I'm getting: truss rod functions properly and no separation noted from the wings and neck***
     

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    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018
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  2. schott1984

    schott1984 Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN
    What is control serup?

    Original electronics?

    You know it's history at all?

    Do you have a serial number report from Warwick with specs?

    Why you selling?
     
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  3. Viggo51

    Viggo51 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Portland Oregon
    Controls are standard (from headstock) stacked push/pull with volume/ pickup pan control, mid tone control, stacked Bass/ treble tone control.

    Not sure if the electronics are original, it has MEC's (Warwick standard)

    I received this bass in trade for my 88 thumb 4 from a fellow TB'er about a year ago.

    Haven't Got Warwick report yet ( I've just decided to part with it)

    I've been playing my thumb 5 BO Warwick for 20 years (still love it and not fir sale) I have now fell in love with the afore mentioned bass in my trade list. I've come to the realization that if I'm not playing something it's time for something new :)
     
  4. schott1984

    schott1984 Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN
    Can we get a pic of inside the electronics compartments? That stacked knob in the volume position likely isn't original and I'm wondering what's inside.
     
  5. Philonius

    Philonius Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    2k W of the Duwamsh
    Unless this predates the current electronics cavity covers, that’s some sort of aftermarket plate on the back too.

    Great looking bass!
     
  6. bassbooty

    bassbooty -Rey Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    Utah
    Not aftermarket, I’ve owned an ‘88 & ‘89 and that’s how the cavity covers look on the 80’s Warwicks.
     
  7. Viggo51

    Viggo51 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Portland Oregon
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  8. sleevey55

    sleevey55 Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Billings Montana
    Volume/balance----Mid----Bass/treble correct? If so, I think thats a the newer preamp as the old ones were'nt PCB boards but a plastic rectangle filled with resin and wires coming from it, kinda like the way the Aguilars OBPs' look nowadays. I thought these older Thumbs had a 2 band only. I just sold my 91 on here and it had what Im speaking of in it, 2 band only, non PCB
     
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  9. Stewart13

    Stewart13 Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Redmond, Oregon
    Stunning brother!
     
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  10. burgerdj

    burgerdj

    Dec 4, 2006
    Wow. GLWTS!
     
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  11. Viggo51

    Viggo51 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Portland Oregon
    Getting some interesting trade offers....
     
  12. Viggo51

    Viggo51 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Portland Oregon
    Trade Pending...
     
  13. Viggo51

    Viggo51 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Portland Oregon
    Perhaps not? Still available
     
  14. Viggo51

    Viggo51 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Portland Oregon
    Traded!
     
  15. Viggo51

    Viggo51 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Portland Oregon
    Trade did not take place. Gonna keep it for now thanks for the interest!
     
  16. naetog

    naetog Supporting Member

    May 26, 2006
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    :thumbsup:
     

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