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Thumb me

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xcental34x, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    Hey Nickthebassist, Nanner nanner!

    Pulled my Thumb 5 BO out yesterday and I haven't put it down...for long. The body shape is hard to get used to while wearing a strap, but I'm adjusting. The neck is so much longer than what I'm used to. The NT preamp in it sounds great. That doesn't mean that I'm still not toying with the idea of trading it for a Stingray or Warwick Streamer (I like the shape and electronics better). I've got my first gig with it next weekend, can't wait.

  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Thumb = sound great, balance...not so great.

    Basically to anyone who is thinking of buying one, whats more important to you, sound or comfort? :p
  3. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    Heh, I went and played the thumb at GC today. God I love that thing. Patrick if you're serious we need to talk :).
  4. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    it all depends on where it hangs. i have my stomach right in the cutout and it balances fine.
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yes the thumb was designed to be played at chest height, which is where it balances properly.
  6. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    my thumb balances fine regardless. I either wear it real high or real low but ive never had a problem witih it at all. Of course if you play a bass a few times in a store your gonna notice a huge difference compared to whatever bass you play currently, but im telling everyone they def could get used to it. Thumbs for everyone.
  7. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk

    Oct 10, 2001
    The neck on the Thumb isn't any longer than any other bass. The problem is that the upper horn is shorter than on most.
  8. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao EspaƱa
    it is, in fact, longer than 30" and 32" scale lenght and shorter than 35" scale (you can order any of those scale leghts in any B.O. model of warwick)
  9. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk

    Oct 10, 2001
    OK, I'll buy that, but neck length is not the issue on the Thumb.
  10. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Thumb = Good!!



    I love mine!!
  11. thats good and all..

    but nick wants to know if it growls!?! :D
  12. It's kool u like it Patrick! They are awesome basses! And Mark Beem, you Thumb is such a gorgeous shape! If you look at an NT, and a bolt on, they're often totally different.
  13. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    They are, but i think his is a bolt on, just like yours (?)