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Best Way to SetUp My Thumb

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bass2020, Mar 17, 2002.


  1. bass2020

    bass2020

    Aug 27, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    Hi, I have A Warwick Thumb. How do I set it up? I can't get the strings low enough without buzz. Can someone help me?
     
  2. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    I'll try...
    But there are a few questions I'd have to ask>>>
    Low enough for what?
    Is it a neck-through or bolt-on?
    What shape is the neck in?
    Fretware a problem?
    Did you adjust the nut at all?
    Can you play with the strings up just enough to stop the buzzing?
     
  3. bass2020

    bass2020

    Aug 27, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    It's the Bolt on model. I want it very low(i play mostly finger style). The neck is in perfect condition.
    I've tried adjusting the nut and bridge but it doesn't get low enough without buzzing.
     
  4. bass2020

    bass2020

    Aug 27, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    I can play it like it is now, but, the strings still feel high. I play jazz(if it matters)
     
  5. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    I'm not one to start messing with truss rods. I'd get your tech to look at the neck and frets.

    Do you have the wenge neck or ovangkol? Just curious.

    Get an expert to look at it. Not much anyone can do over the internet to help.
     
  6. bass2020

    bass2020

    Aug 27, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    I've got the ovangkol neck.
    I'll take it to the local shop.