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Corvette or Thumb LTD??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hurley, Apr 26, 2004.


Which LTD?

Poll closed May 3, 2004.
  1. Corvette FNA Jazzman LTD 2004

    14 vote(s)
    51.9%
  2. Thumb Bleached Blonde LTD 2003

    13 vote(s)
    48.1%
  1. Hurley

    Hurley

    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    I don't think this has been done before...

    What do you guys think? They're both beautiful, IMO.

    If possible, give an explanation of your choice.
     
  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I'm sorry to say meither for me - as they are both made only righty :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:

    But it would be the BB Thumb 5 for me...

    Would be even better it there was a BB Thumb 6, and in lefty, too :)
     
  3. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    There is no BB thumb 5-6.. Please stay in the boundaries of reality :p.
     
  4. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    There certainly is a BB Thumb 5 now, just released by Warwick - basscentral has 2 of them!
     
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    There is. :p :p :p
     
  6. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
  7. Hurley

    Hurley

    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    I want to see some more replies! :p :p

    I'm looking to purchase one or the other pretty soon (waiting for the Corvette release date). It's either the Corvette 4 or the Thumb 5. I showed a pic of the Thumb 4 just for reference.

    Thanks, guys.
    :bassist:
     
  8. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Corvette is gorgeous. Better funk tone IMO, and better balance, more comfortable shape.
     
  9. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    x 2, though I'm not a Warwick guy.
     
  10. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Normal Thumbs have neck-dive issues, but I've heard the BB balances very well
     
  11. BassManPatsFan

    BassManPatsFan Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Francisco
    Yah, except thats most likely because of the pure maple body which probably weighs a ton
    Overall, i think the corvette body looks and feel better that the thumb. Now if warwick made a corvette Ltd 2004 in a five string, then i wouldnt stop to think before buying it. However, i don't think they will
     
  12. XxBlackOrchidxX

    XxBlackOrchidxX

    Dec 23, 2003
    thumb
     
  13. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Not all thumbs... for some reason..... mine for instance has no dive at all.

    The BBs I've tried are very light..... no lbs issues at all! I think the 5r should be aprox 8-9lbs.... I'd be suprised if that figure is off.
     
  14. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Nope, the top is quilted maple and the body beneath is ash.

    My BB Thumb 4 weighs under 7 lbs. (purely a guess based on my old Cort Curbow weighing 6 and this one being mere ounces different.)

    Gard has estimated the BB5 as "easily, three pounds lighter than the other fives in here".

    That snappy maple with a big ol' B on it? Go for it! I'm *only* not getting one because I've decided on a Dingwall instead for my next five.