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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.


    <img src=http://www.munkio.com/jeffchapman/basses/warwick_face_on.jpg>

    Some more pics <a href=http://www.munkio.com/music/music_warwick_gallery2.html>here</a>

    And some nice ones of my new custom fretless <a href=http://www.munkio.com/jeffchapman/brighton_bass_gallery.html>here</a>.

    Peace

    Mx
     
  2. Mmm… very nice! What year?

    Here are some pics of one of mine…

    ;)

    - Wil
     
  3. Eyescream

    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).
     
  4. cosmodrome

    cosmodrome Registered User

    Apr 30, 2004
    ****town, Netherlands
    that is what i call sexy
     
  5. 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?
     
  6. 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?????????
     
  7. go Thumb dude - better for more styles overall - you'll love it
     
  8. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    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.
     
  9. Eyescream

    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.
     
  10. 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....