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Thumb Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by John-Paul666, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. This may sound a bit dumb, but what is a thumb bass, is it one that you use plucking the strings with your thumb or is it just the name of it.
  2. QU!CK


    Apr 26, 2005
    Charlotte, NC

    A company named "Warwick" makes a bass called the "Thumb Bass" ;)


  3. I probably phrased it incorrectly, is it specifically made so that you have to use your thumb on the strings or is just the name of it.
  4. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA

    That is just the name of the body style.

    Take a look at it. See anything on it that looks like a thumb?

  5. AH i see
  6. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yep, you can play anything you want with your thumb, but this is the name of the body style.
  7. Larzon


    Jan 15, 2005
    ....And it sounds nice, dry growl and very punchy!
  8. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    Mmmmm, thumb bass.. :) nice pic!
  9. Senor SQUID

    Senor SQUID Guest

    Jan 11, 2004
    Just check my AVATAR ;)