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Thumb Bass Pictures: Bassist Rehab with Pictures of the Thumb Bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ArpeggiFish, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. ArpeggiFish


    Feb 24, 2008

    I recently got addicted to Thumb basses :bawl:, so much that it is now my wallpaper, which I can go on staring for about 30 minutes. I need pictures! I used to think they were the ugliest thing Warwick could think up of, but now I think they are so awesome looking...:help:!!! It is defiantly my next bass, and need to see some pics! I want a 80s-90s model, with no weird baseball, ovangkol neck! Wenge all the way! *...* :bag:

    -Arpeggi :oops:
  2. ArpeggiFish


    Feb 24, 2008
  3. Skywalker22

    Skywalker22 Guest

    I'm just sayin.. my purpleheart thumb has an ovangkol neck and it feels fine.
    that's all
  4. ArpeggiFish


    Feb 24, 2008
    I just like Wenge better, but that's my opinion
  5. SurrenderMonkey


    Aug 18, 2006
    pictures not very good but hey.

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  6. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
  7. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    You might find this interesting...the "John Davies" Thumb. It was Warwick's first signature model, if you discount the Nobby. Basically a Thumb but with a shallower body and neck, so it was lighter and more playable. The back of the headstock was also scooped out, a feature of the old Thumb basses. It also has Barts and a Schaller bridge.

    I got these pictures from seeing one for sale on a forum a few days ago...



  8. Warpeg

    Warpeg Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2005
    My '98 (wenge neck) is in there. There's also a 2005 5 BO.

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  9. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Cape Canaveral, FL

    wow...really nice
  10. johnpaulbass


    Nov 2, 2005
    I just to own a 90
    5 string

    man what a great bass

    if you like the tone and you feel confortable with the neck (which was the reason why I sold it) it's the most unique sounding bass you can get out there.

    but you have to look very well to find the right one
  11. ArpeggiFish


    Feb 24, 2008
    :eek: can i have a link to that!
  12. Now that's a Warwick. They don't make em like that anymore.
  13. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Cape Canaveral, FL
    where is it for sale?
  14. mothmonsterman


    Feb 8, 2006
  15. funkybassplayer

    funkybassplayer Commercial User

    Sep 16, 2003
    Longview, TX
    Nordstrand Audio, Epifani
    Here are some pics of "Warren". Carved headstock, stock EMG's, wenge/bubinga neck, weighs a ton (a ton of tone that is) but i love it. this thing is in bad need of a waxing, too.
  16. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I'll say. The nicest Thumb I've ever played was from the 80's. The newer ones leave me cold.
  17. Clearly you've never seen their Dolphin.

  18. bigbajo60


    Nov 7, 2003
    Laredo, Texas

    I used to own an '88 Thumb too! And it looked almost exactly like "Warren"... 'cept for that mottled figuring near the lower horn!!!

    Sounded very Hi-Fi... practically played itself... and also weighed a ton! I used to joke that it was made out of South Texas Mesquite wood!

    Sold her to a lucky dude somewhere in Southern California... and I sometimes wish I hadn't.

    Oh well... live & learn!
  19. steevo66


    May 25, 2006
    Westchester, NY
    Here's my '89 Fretless Thumb with EMGs, bubinga body/wenge neck and ebony fingerboard....

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  20. ArpeggiFish


    Feb 24, 2008
    Damn I need to get my money together fast! GASing real bad for a '80's Thumb!

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