This is what I call a Thumb...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mike Flynn, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. Firstly - apologies in advance - this is the last time I post a pic of the Thumb - but I think you deserve this to brighten your day. The light was just great the other morning (it's pissing down here now) and it shows off the figured bubinga really well.

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    Some more pics <a href=>here</a>

    And some nice ones of my new custom fretless <a href=>here</a>.


  2. Mmm… very nice! What year?

    Here are some pics of one of mine…


    - Wil
  3. 1991 - M
  4. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    I dig the leather-like texture of the wood in the highlighted spot near the lower horn.

    That's a beautiful piece of wood, munki (you bastard).
  5. cosmodrome

    cosmodrome Registered User

    Apr 30, 2004
    ****town, Netherlands
    that is what i call sexy
  6. That's caused by me resting my fingers on the body when i use my thumb - it's my way of slapping - gives me a little more control, and yeah it's a f-ing gorgeous bit of wood - I literally sent the shop a cheque (as in 'check' if you're American) and they sent me this back - good choice on their part eh?
  7. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    That must be one of the most beautiful figured bubinga-pommele bodies, S**t youre so lucky.
    I'm looking for a god bass I have 2 options in mind a MM S5
    and a thumb 4 (they are round the same price here in europe) but i cant decide cuz I like a lot the slap tone of the S5 but i cant resist the growl of the thumb.....

    Wich one shall I get?????????
  8. go Thumb dude - better for more styles overall - you'll love it
  9. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Heh, I've got a similar spot on my basses :D. AWESOME looking bass, I love it! Usually thumbs are pretty :spit: , but I really enjoy this one.
  10. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Yeah, man. They did real good for you. This doesn't help, at all, my Warwick fastination at the moment. I played a 4 string Dolphin last night before and after my lesson, and along with all the 'Vettes I've played over the preceding months and your pictures, I'm reaching a fever pitch over here, and I'm going to have to do something soon. I'm not a big fan of the Thumb's bodyshape and don't know that I'd be able to happily go back to a 4 string, but the figuring on that chunk of body wood is just amazing.
  11. Dude, I'm sorry if I'm giving you the shakes for a good Warwick, but I have to say this baby plays so well - I just went to a fusion rehearsal today and I was playing a really, really crappy looking Trace Elliot (I really hjate the sound they make with a Warwick) but today, and recentky through my EBS, this bass is just sounding so sweet. It has MEC's on the pups and I haven't bothered to mess with the onboard pre-amp, and I am not thinking of adding one either, and it just frikkin' rocks, it really is a slap monster! If you can find a good condition second hand one - and get it set up really well - you won't need another four string! That's not to say that aren't loads of stunning basses out there that play beautifully - it's just I found <b>the</b> one for me....