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NBD! Warwick Custom Shop Thumb NT 6-String - Buckeye Burl/Wenge (w/ Video)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MistaMarko, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. MistaMarko


    Feb 3, 2006
    Hey folks, wanted to give my newest family member a proper NBD thread, check it out! Blown away by this instrument and Warwick did an absolute incredible job on this, can't wait to use it on upcoming tours and albums! I'm in heaven, and the happiest I've ever been to see a FedEx truck...

    1" California Buckeye Burl Top
    Wenge Neck
    Mahogany Body
    Natural high-gloss finish
    Neck-Through (hidden neck)
    EMG 45JX Soapbars
    MEC 3-way pre-amp
    Schaller tuners/strap locks
    Warwick 2-piece bridge
    Satin Chrome hardware finish
    Matching headstock
    Blue front-facing LEDs (Planets/Sunset on 12th)
    34" Scale length

    Just uploaded a video demo with info and tone/playing samples, check it!


  2. That's an amazing looking bass, congrats
  3. spanndrew


    Oct 14, 2013
    Atlanta, Ga
    Love the top.
  4. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
  5. BIG97BEN


    Sep 12, 2011
    Richmond VA
    Absolutely awesome. Enjoy!
  6. bass10bfb

    bass10bfb Prophet Low End Provider Gold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2011
    Newport, TN.
    WOW; just wow. Congrats on the new bass. What a beautiful bass and great tone. Thanks for the video; I would have been wondering what it sounded like forever without it!!!
    Just another reason of why I absolutely love Warwick basses!!
  7. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Unreal. Wow.
  8. zuma


    Dec 21, 2006
    East Los Angeles
    That is a beautiful bass but I have to nitpick something you said in the video. You seemed to state that cramming more frets in a 34" scale gave you a better reach. I don't see how this is possible. You would need to shorten the scale to change the fret spacing. The extra two frets simply extend your fingerboard. They do not fit in the same space that 24 frets would. Am I getting this totally wrong guys and gals?
    joebar and inate_hex like this.
  9. Yea I kind of discounted everything he said after that "more frets" comment.

    Beautiful bass though. I don't think I've ever seen a Thumb with maple wings.

    Noticed: The Sunset logo on the 12th fret is the same one used on the original Blonde Thumb bass
  10. toberoo


    Mar 9, 2007
    Awesome bass, huge fan of your stuff.
  11. Happynoj


    Dec 5, 2006
    I like turtles.
    You could put 26 frets into the space of 24 frets if you really wanted to, which would give you slightly better reach, but all of the notes would be out of tune. I guess it's a trade-off really.
  12. MistaMarko


    Feb 3, 2006
    Thanks so much everyone, much appreciated!

    With all respect, I thought all of this as well since it simply extends the board, you're right, but when I was finalizing the specs, it was going to have 26 frets by default since it was a Thumb bass (unless I specified otherwise). I really only cared to have 24, but I asked them if having the 2 extra would by any means decrease the other frets SLIGHTLY, and they said it would. Something about the amount of fretboard being extended isn't simply the space of "2 frets", so the 2 frets are squeezed into a space that's slightly shorter than the actual width of the frets. Like I say in the video, any little bit would help. I could be totally wrong on all this and misunderstood them, but it's all good!
    anavar likes this.
  13. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk

    Oct 10, 2001
    What a beautiful instrument and great playing. I loved my NT Thumb and would like to get another.
  14. Sharknose79

    Sharknose79 UNPAID greenboy/fEARful endorser

    Sep 15, 2011
    South Cackalacky
    I have nothing to disclose at this time.
    Just wow....
  15. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    that isn't possible.
    it's two extra frets and same fret distance.
    BTW-unreal work of art and that certainly wasn't cheap.
  16. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    he said they were mahogany.
  17. Great looking bass! I like the back even more than the front!

    It sounds just like a Thumb should. Thanks for the video.
  18. anavar


    Oct 10, 2013
    my bass tone can beat up your dad's bass tone.
    yeah so i dont love my pro series thumb as much anymore :(

    killer bass man. totally digging the mahogany body. Black hardware would have been cooler but seeing how you have another 6 string thumb bass you could always swap the hardware if you wanted to see how it would look.

    Always wondered how Emgs's would sound over the Mec pre amp. sounds good
  19. That is one hell of a piece of buckeye. I usually like the dark pieces, but all that negative space makes this very artistic. Excellent bass, excellent playing. Super thumbs up.
    josiah goldfish likes this.
  20. Given a body where the neck joins at the 24th fret, and an identical body where the neck joins at the 26th fret, the bass with 26 frets is going to have a longer neck, thus making it harder to reach the first frets when compared to the 24th fret.

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