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Pics - My new (old) Warwick

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by geggy spoiger, Aug 6, 2005.


  1. I traded my Thumb BO and a little $ for this '90 Thumb NT 5. This thing plays like butter. It's definately a keeper. It's the tone I've been after - so smooth, warm and bitey. Yum. Probably something to do with the Barts too... Hooray!
     

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  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Nice.. but is it just me, or does it look really faint? Bubinga is usually red-brown, this looks more yellow-brown... though the figuring is similar...
     
  4. woodshed

    woodshed

    Jul 18, 2005
    It's alot lighter than my 98 Thumb NT, but stilla beautiful bass. Congrats!

    Scott
     
  5. Thanks for the comments guys, I agree the pictures turned out very light. It's really not THAT light, it is still that red/orange bubinga is known for, but that said it is still lighter than pictures I've seen of others... Oh well, I think it adds character :p
     
  6. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    That is beautiful. I like the lighter color, and the neck wood!
     
  7. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Wood comes in all shapes sizes figures and color. I think its gorgeous.
     
  8. Beautiful! Got a used Warwick fretless and love it, too! You're right; "butter"! Almost wish I had held out for a 5-string, though... but still really happy!
     
  9. Dincrest

    Dincrest

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    One thing I love about bubinga (my Corvette standard is bubinga) is that the color always looks a bit different depending on the light. Depending on the light, it can either have a milk-chocolate/orange brown thing going, or that bright almost padouk orange deal to whatever else. And I do believe that some parts of bubinga lumber can have a really light color. I recall those limited edition Corvette FNA Jazzmans that had figured/curly bubinga tops and some looked almost neck-through with the orange and cream coloring.

    But don't mind me. I'm just a Warwick fanboy to whom Warwick pics are like porn.
     
  10. Simball

    Simball

    Mar 26, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Nice bass. I always wanted a NT thumb 5 string after I saw an awesome south african bassist totally rip it up with one. (the dude with Jonny Klegg?) :bassist:
     
  11. Hows the neck dive on that badboy?
     
  12. Coming from the Bolt-On, I was already 'comfortable' with the neck dive. I guess it's just as bad as any other neck-diving Warwick, but when strapped up to about my waist, it's pretty comfy. This chunk is HEAVY! Quite a big difference between my old Bolt-on and the neck-through, but the sound...ahh :hyper:
     
  13. Daywalker

    Daywalker

    Apr 13, 2005
    SOCAL
    Absolutely beautiful...
     
  14. Can you do a compare/contrast on the two?

    Whats the difference in sound?
     
  15. There is a major difference in punch between the two. The Bolt-on having much much more. The NT is 'meatier' in it's tonal spectrum than it's bolt-on buddy. I didn't find a great deal of difference in sustain between the two, just a little - enough to be noticed with the NT. Keep in mind the age difference between the two (BO is '02 - NT is '90). I think that has a lot to do with the different sounds, and also the NT has Bartolinis, which are known for their 'darkness'. The BO had way more highs, like WAY more. It got kind of brittle and ugly when I went past the centre detent.

    Construction wise both basses were built extremley well, but I have to give more brownie points to the NT which is just unbelievably flawless. It's really a joy to play. Both Basses are rich in tone colour but have their inherent tonal traits, the BO being punchier and more 'middy', while the NT having a kind of low mid thing going on. The Bolt-on got on really well with my former Mesa 400+, and the Neck-through loves my SVT.

    Really appreciate the kind words about the bass everyone!