Thumb nt player checking in nothing sounds like a thumb. Nothing. I have played and owned many warwicks and while corvettes and streamers can get close, once you pop it in a mix and pop some fresh strings on it, its a different ball game. my suggesting is to look for a Korean Pro series (which i have owned) and boost it with a clean preamp or compressor. Fresh Dr Lo-riders also help. also wood has ZERO affect on it. I have owned thumbs made of Bubinga/ebony/ovangkol others were ovangkol/maple/wenge and my current one its made of ash/walnut/ebony/wenge/purple heart and they all sounded the same. save up, get a thumb and never look back.