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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bizzaro, Nov 29, 2000.
What is a thumb bass? And how is it designed different than other bass's?
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.
Thanks Mark. I thought it was a bass for thumb pickers.
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.