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Recommend me some artists/albums with good Warwick Thumb tone

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Taustin Powers, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Taustin Powers

    Taustin Powers Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    Berlin, Germany
    I am looking for some "Thumb porn" music. Any artists or albums you can recommend where the Thumb growl is featured prominently?
  2. mmon77

    mmon77 Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Southern MN
    Mudvayne - L.D. 50. It's all over that whole album. All of their albums really, but most prominent in that one.
  3. faqfoo


    Oct 20, 2016
    ♪♫ I completely agree but suggest ANYTHING with ryan martini in it
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  4. Taustin Powers

    Taustin Powers Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    Berlin, Germany
    Ah yes! Fantastic album, and a good time to revisit it!
  5. Taustin Powers

    Taustin Powers Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    Berlin, Germany
    What other bands has he played with?
  6. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    dunno about the specific model, but 311 has always had a pretty identifiable 5-string 'wick tone to the bass.
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  7. Taustin Powers

    Taustin Powers Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    Berlin, Germany
    Pretty sure that boy plays Streamers. Current sig model is a Streamer Jazzman, I think.
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  8. Taustin Powers

    Taustin Powers Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    Berlin, Germany
    Been listening to Mudvayne all day. Good stuff!!

    P-Nut is a great player, but I just can't get into 311's Music, no matter how hard I try.

    Any other prominent Thumb players?
  9. panzywhiff


    Jun 2, 2013
    Benicia, CA
    Jack Bruce played a Thumb a lot in the latter part of his career/life. I don't think the body is ovangkol or bubinga, but it's a Thumb with the Thumb sound. "Shadows in the Air" is representative and a great CD. The bassist for the Dave Matthews Band played a Warwick Dolphin Pro on the first few albums--which reminded me of the Thumb.
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  10. faqfoo


    Oct 20, 2016
    He's currently in a weird jazz fusion band called soften the glare. I don't care for the music itself but he f'n rips with them also.....also check out some old fishbone for thumb sound
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  11. Spacehead_


    Jan 24, 2017
    Any Karnivool album
  12. Fretted

    Or fretless

    Soften the Glare is Ryan Martinies new instrumental band. Some really good songs on the album. Kind of reminds me of primus but with some jazz influences and no vocals. Playing a show with them in October.
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  13. Grumry


    Jul 6, 2016
    I came to say this. LD50 is also their best album. The intro to Severed is sexy as hell.
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  14. Def one of my favorite albums of all time
  15. This song I recorded with a thumb nt5 and a sans amp RBI

    New album was recorded while I was between thumb basses but I'm playing the thumb NT6 now Which you can see this music video and there's some live audio at the beginning with the thumb before the song starts.

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  16. A few others I've seen playing thumb basses

    Story of the year before he moved on to Zon or pedulla

    Scale the summits bassist plays custom and production thumb NT6.

    Paul Gray from Slipknot actually was a Warwick endorser for years and when I saw Slipknot live he played a left handed nt4


    Not the same band these days singer basically continued on using the band name without the band but puddle of mudds old bassist used thumbs

    Newer Job for a Cowboy

    First bass player for Suicide Silence

    Dave from Dorje and Toska

    custom shop nt7 fretless player. Played with Obscura for a while, can't remember what band he's in now

    John from Karnivool thumb NT6
    Karnivool - New Day | Live in Sydney | Moshcam

    The most recognizable imo is Ryan. I honestly think he cut lows on his basses because of you run thumb basses flat they have a ton of low end which I happen to love but Ryan has def developed his own sound.

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  17. hbabels

    hbabels Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    Yeah came here to say this. Totally agree amazing bass tone and playing on L.D. 50!!
  18. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Granted, I'm not a fan of their vocals so much...whaddaya think of this track?
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  19. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Jonathan Dimond from Tripataka plays a NT Thumb 6-string

  20. On our debut album, I used a '98 Thumb (wenge on wenge) through a Darkglass B7K which was D.I.'d and also mic'd through an SVTCL and a Krych Custom 4x12. The tone is a little too "ganky" from the B7K to hear the Thumb growl through the grit, but it's definitely there in spots. Let me know what you think :) And the transition from The Call to Big D is the same bass rig but with some octave and fuzz kicked in for that velcro "tear"

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