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I can't make up my mind !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Deano Destructo, Sep 28, 2001.

  1. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo MusicMan & Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA.
    :eek: I can't decide between a thumb nt 4 or a thumb nt 5. I've got the same price on them but I can't seem to weigh the differences. I've been playing a stingray 5. On the 5 string thumb it'll feel more like home because of that but it's got small string spacing and the 4 has the string spacing but just not the B string. I love the feel, sound and look of both. I need help weighing the options here on this one fellas and it would help to know how wide the string spacing on the 5 string can be widened to(is it even close to the MM 5?). Thanx;)

    ALSO- is there a big difference in sound because of pickup placement:confused:
  2. Go for the five, always.

    {here it goes another how many strings arguement}
  3. I know it has been said a million times but. . .play them both. If you are going to spend this type of money without playing you are not being wise.

    I sold my stingray to get a thumb. To me the StingRay has much wider spacing than the thumb. Maybe I am wrong or maybe it is the way the basses sit on my body. Again back to play before buy. I like the spacing on the Stingray better than the thumb but I also play a Jazz and that is even smaller than the thumb. It is all about adapting.
  4. Warwick has a wide neck option. Heres the spec's from their web site

    Specs Common to All Warwick Basses:
    Scale: 34" (NEW! - all bolt-ons optionally available in 30", 32" or 35" scales)
    Warwick Black Label M Strings
    Wenge Fingerboard
    String Spacing: all 4 strings = 19 mm
    all 5 & 6 strings = 16.5 mm
    all wideneck and Streamer Stage I (5 & 6 strings) = 20 mm
    Satin Colors: Natural, Burgundy Red, Ocean Blue, Nirvana Black, Emerald Green, Honey Violin, Turquoise Blue, French Violet
    Left Handed Versions Available
    Fretless Versions Available

    Technical specifications for all current Warwick Bass Guitars are availble in both U.S. and Metric measurements and are produced in an environmentally friendly electronic format. They are setup in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (.pdf) and require that you have the FREE Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. That's right... FREE! If you don't already have the Acrobat Reader installed click the button below to download it now.
  5. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo MusicMan & Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA.
    Wide neck id only for bolt ons though and I'm buying used ,thanx though:(
  6. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I say go for the 5 string. Once you get used to it, (it'll take about a week) it will be just as useful as the 4, but with the b string! Much more versatile, and you can play with detuned guitars no problem.
  7. Get the five... if you haven't already.

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