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Looking for a Warwick Thumb NT 5 fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by diosito, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. diosito


    May 13, 2009
    Puerto Rico

    I'm looking for a used Warwick Thumb NT 5 fretless. I can't seem to find one. NOt even on ebay. :crying:

    Any suggestions?

  2. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
    Nothing more useful than keeping an eye on the TB classifieds. Maybe put a Wanted post in there.
  3. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose The Process IS the Reward!

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    God Is Love
    I have an exceptionally rare made in Germany 5 string Streamer PRO M fretless for sale- Has a deep and focused sound which I find more versatile than a thumb. Also a bit better in the balance department... Maybe she can help tide you over?
  4. LakeEffect


    Feb 21, 2013
    That is a sweeet sounding bass. Make sure to play one on a strap before you take the plunge though!
  5. gleneg61


    Jan 10, 2008
    Osaka Japan
    +1000 to what lake said. I have a b/o thumb 5 n luv it but was very disappointed with the neck thru's balance & by virtue of that, it's playability. Sounded great tho but there's a world of difference in the 2 model's balance & ease of play, IMO. Good luck with ur search!
  6. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    I'd love to acquire one of those myself. Got it on my GAS list.

    Good luck!

  7. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose The Process IS the Reward!

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    God Is Love
    I hate to thread jack- what a term of art that is- but I really think you 5 string fretless warwick fans should check out my streamer pro m lined 5.

    I'm open to all manner of trades or cash plus/minus options. I'd say my bass is even rarer than a thumb 5 less- and has better balance and (I feel) a slightly more diverse tone from the jj pups in the sweet spot. If she were 35" scale and passive- I would not be typing these words. Also need to upgrade my rig and don't get many jazz for fretless- could probably make do w an off shore jaco bass for a while.

    I work closer with a local tber (WarriorJoe7) with oodles of good feedback. (my wife, mama, dog, and pastor all say I'm a good guy)
  8. gleneg61


    Jan 10, 2008
    Osaka Japan
    Unless ur 6'3 with orangutan arms n wear ur bass below chest level, I'd b seriously thinking about a streamer, especially for a fretless. Curved back like a thumb, more versatility n far better ergonomics: what's not to love? Or look into a bolt on if ur mind is set on a thumb. My 2c but this is coming from a thumb lover, albeit the b/o model only.