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New Warwick CS short scale thumb bass completed!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SkinCoffin, Feb 17, 2016.


  1. SkinCoffin

    SkinCoffin

    Aug 18, 2015
    Australia
    So I ordered a Warwick Custom Shop a little while ago. After about 2 1/2 months build time, it's just been completed and photographed and about to get on a plane to me! So sort of a NBD post...except I don't have the bass yet haha.

    It's just turned up in the gallery today, number #1236 :)

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    Specs:

    -Thumb Bass custom 30" (short scale)
    -Master Reserve Bubinga body, hand picked by me.
    -Wenge Neck, Fretboard and Tuners
    -Bell Bronze frets
    -Brass Just a Nut
    -MEC Gold Active dual J Pickups
    -2016 Pre-amp design with 9V battery rechargeable via micro USB
    -Matched bubinga electronics cavity cover
    -Black Hardware & strap locks
    -Invisible Fret Technology (IFT)
    -Illuminated (not LED, just glow in the dark) side dots.
     
  2. spanndrew

    spanndrew

    Oct 14, 2013
    Atlanta, Ga
    Nice!
     
  3. Skullie

    Skullie Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2006
    Long Island N.Y.
    Wow, that is beautiful. The Thumb looks great as a short scale. Enjoy the bass!
     
  4. SkinCoffin

    SkinCoffin

    Aug 18, 2015
    Australia
    Thankyou :)

    I feel like the thumb looks good shorter because it's more proportionate now. The full scales look a bit goofy... big long necks on tiny bodies haha!
     
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  5. anavar

    anavar

    Oct 10, 2013
    Australia
    my bass tone can beat up your dad's bass tone.
    unreal...

    i like how the figuring follows the directions of the bottom horn. like a cute little inbuilt binding job haha.
     
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  6. jonnybass1

    jonnybass1

    Dec 9, 2011
    Brampton, On
    Amazing! I love it!!
     
  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Finally, a Thumb bass that won't neck dive! :D
     
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  8. canuckshort

    canuckshort Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2011
    That is beautiful!
     
  9. albass69

    albass69

    Dec 20, 2010
    acapulco
    hello i got a question , the bridge is the regular material or brass?
     
  10. Surprised that I like it. And I have a lot of respect for Warwick having a real custom shop as opposed to my favourite bass maker.
     
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  11. anavar

    anavar

    Oct 10, 2013
    Australia
    my bass tone can beat up your dad's bass tone.
    all the 2016/2015 models have brass bridges i believe :)
     
  12. SkinCoffin

    SkinCoffin

    Aug 18, 2015
    Australia
    The bridge is all solid brass, yep! :)
     
  13. Those tuning keys are gorgeous
     
  14. SkinCoffin

    SkinCoffin

    Aug 18, 2015
    Australia
    Indeed. I like how the grain all goes the same direction, the attention to detail there makes my slightly OCD need for symmetry happy :p
     
  15. CORBS

    CORBS

    Dec 28, 2010
    Cant wait to hear how this sounds! What a cool bass.
     
  16. Q440

    Q440

    Jun 29, 2008
    Love the wood knobs.
     
  17. SkinCoffin

    SkinCoffin

    Aug 18, 2015
    Australia
    I'm setting up some basic home recording stuff at the moment, so will try get some videos and soundclips soon :)
     
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  18. scourgeofgod

    scourgeofgod

    Aug 17, 2006
    :woot::thumbsup::bassist:
     
  19. Orlan

    Orlan Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Cool! Is there any tonal or sound difference between this and a long scale 34" warwick bass? Thumb looks cooler in this scale, has more proportion. Congrats!
     
  20. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Wow that should be a production model I think Warwick has one of the best custom shops period. That wood is gorgeous great choice. I really miss my Thumb but it was just too nice of a bass me playing that beauty was like giving a cellphone to a pig. :)
     

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