1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Thumb 5 bolt on for a grand?

Discussion in 'Warwick Basses' started by dolomick, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. dolomick


    Oct 24, 2012
    Never quite loved my streamer pro-m so thinking of switching models, and I have an opportunity to buy a German made thumb 5 string bolt on, 8 years old mint condition for a grand... seems like a good deal but wondering if anyone else knows used prices for these?

  2. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    If its 1000 dollars flat, and it has no real issues, buy it. Immediately.
  3. RedMoses


    Jul 4, 2012
    Sounds about right, go for it!
  4. dolomick


    Oct 24, 2012
    Great thanks. Hopefully it is as good as the pictures and advert say it is!
  5. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    yes that is a good deal and thumbs are great basses-especially the one you are considering
  6. WarwickOfficial


    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    Hi Dolomick,

    Sounds like you found yourself a great deal--the tone of a Bolt-on Thumb is something to be reckoned with!

    Just so you know, if you can obtain the serial number from the seller, you may find out more information about that specific bass on the Warwick webpage: http://www.warwick.de/modules/support/serials.php?katID=22701&cl=EN

    Do let us know if you end up acquiring that bass... I think we'd all love to see photos!
  7. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    IMO-the BO thumb 5 is the classic thumb aesthetically, sonically and easy to resell if you chose.
  8. d00dr

    d00dr Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2011
    Jamestown, NY
    I've owned my Thumb 5 BO for 12 years now. Its been my main workhorse. Do it. You'll be extremely happy that you did.
  9. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    Depends on the condition and more than anything if you like the tone, feel, and the neck. After 2002 so the neck profile will be less chunky which is good. Turn the truss rod if you can make sure it moves freely and never do with full tension on neck.

    No bass is a deal if you don't like it...
  10. sippi


    Sep 27, 2012
    South Florida
    Typically see prices around the 1200-1500 for the BO. I paid similar to what you are looking at as I held out for the right deal.
  11. dave2


    Feb 10, 2007
    I think that if this Thumb bass is in very good condition that $1k is a great deal for a bass of that quality. Is it a 4 string or 5? What year is it? Does it have the Warwick hard shell case and the User Kit?

    I bought my nearly new year 2000 Thumb BO 5 string including the case in 2005 for $950. Looking back - that was a total steal :) I love both my Thumb NT and BO basses!


Share This Page