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SOLD NEW PICS 1990 Warwick Thumb NT 5 string, flight case, upgraded and original pups and preamp

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by schott1984, Jan 20, 2019.


  1. schott1984

    schott1984 Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN
    Price:
    2200
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Tennessee
    I just took and uploaded new photos.

    Price is shipped to lower 48 verified Paypal accounts to confirmed address.

    Awesome bass, one of the best looking 90s thumbs you'll see. I got a 2017 35th LTD and am working on a custom order as well, so I need to sell this one.
    NO TRADES other than Canadian Dingwalls or maybe a non-Warwick fretless.

    Real nice condition. It's the fretted one in the pics. Wenge fingerboard and wenge and bubinga neck. Minor dings here and there. No damage.

    Setup with DR hibeams, pretty flat neck relief, low action. Truss rod works and is original reverse-threaded aluminum rod. I had the rod out after receiving to clean and relube. Reverse thread means you turn counter-clockwise to tighten.

    Comes with Warwick flight case, original preamp, original pots, original MEC pickups.

    Audere preamp is wired 18V and has 3 stacked knobs; volume/blend, low mid/high mid, bass/treble. Has no passive mode. Most of the pics are before I installed the Audere, but I included one of the knobs.

    The Audere preamp is transparent as far as I can tell, I just wanted to have mid controls and consensus was that Audere was transparent, so that's what I went with!

    I swapped out the MECs for EMGs like some of these came with back in the day. The low B sounds better with the EMGs in my opinion.

    I can get some more recording examples posted if anyone is serious enough. But here is one. All the bass on this is with this Thumb but with the Audere and the original MECs.



    Thank you for looking!

    Here is the original build data I received from Hans Peter after sending him the serial number:

    - Bass Thumb Bass NT
    5 string
    Serial Number K 918 90
    Year 1990
    Month October
    Number 918
    Neck Wood Wenge Wood with bubinga Lamination
    Fingerboard Wenge Wood
    Frets Bronce Warwick Frets
    Nut Just a Nut Brass Version
    Neck construction Neckthrough hiddenneck construction
    Body 3 pcs. solid Bubinga Wood
    Surface Oil Finish / BeeWax
    Pickups active MEC JJ Pickups
    we changed in 1990 from EMG to MEC Pickups so some hat
    still EMG and some where already moved to MEC.
    MEC is a German Pickup Builder.. here the link to the
    "quite old Webside".. but they are moving to the end
    of the year to a new one !
    Electronic active MEC 2 Band Electronic
    Hardware Black Hardware made for Warwick
    Made in Germany / 91330 Eggolsheim

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    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
  2. TateEvan

    TateEvan Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Are the MECs in it now like the picture?
     
  3. schott1984

    schott1984 Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN
    No. EMG in it now
     
  4. snake23

    snake23

    Dec 3, 2006
    Are the Fret markers on the fretboard original? Never seen a thumb with inlays before.
     
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  5. schott1984

    schott1984 Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN
    Yeah they are. They stopped using them shortly after this.
     
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  6. Nakoatron

    Nakoatron Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2017
    Fort Worth, Texas
    90 was the last year for fret markers on the board.

    Amazing figuring and a beautiful bass and a great seller! buy with confidence!
     
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  7. alreadytaken

    alreadytaken

    Aug 2, 2018
    Are you interested in trading for a liver or possibly a kidney? Haha nice bass, I’m sure someone will be very happy with it
     
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  8. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    Cool I had a 90 thumb 5, played alot of shows with it..
     
  9. Beautiful
     
  10. schott1984

    schott1984 Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN
    Reduced by $200!
     

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