Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Thumb Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bizzaro, Nov 29, 2000.


  1. bizzaro

    bizzaro

    Aug 21, 2000
    Vermont
    What is a thumb bass? And how is it designed different than other bass's?
     
  2. mark

    mark

    Apr 7, 2000
    Canada
    The thumb is a bass made by warwick. Thumb is merely the name. It's isn't really designed any differently than any other bass besides that fact that warwick uses rather unconventional woods in its construction such as ovankol, wenge and most inportantly bubinga. These woods are very dense and therefore result in making the bass very punchy and growly. Other that that it's just another bass.
     
  3. bizzaro

    bizzaro

    Aug 21, 2000
    Vermont
    Thanks Mark. I thought it was a bass for thumb pickers.
     
  4. nanook

    nanook

    Feb 9, 2000
    Alaska
    It is.
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I thought they call it the Thumb bass because the upper horn looks like a big honkin' THUMB that sombody smacked with a small sledge hammer. That's just my feelings on this.
     
  6. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    LOL:D