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THUMB WARS!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RawBassist, Jul 26, 2003.


  1. RawBassist

    RawBassist

    Sep 1, 2002
    USA
    Show us your Thumb..... BASSES! See who's got one of the cool basses of modern bass... i guess. I regret to say that i do not have one... no $$$. anywho, postem y'all!
     
  2. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    Well I dont own it no more but here was my 1990 thumb which headed down to memphis in exchange for a Moon bass.
     
  3. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    Heres a close up of the body.
     
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Here's my '90 Thumb 5...
    [​IMG]
     
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    closeup of body...

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Mikkel-S

    Mikkel-S Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Herning, Denmark
    Here's my late 80's custom Thumb
     
  7. yearofthespider

    yearofthespider Guest

    May 15, 2003
    Oklahoma City
    Alright here's a dumb question I'm not afraid to ask. What gives with the thumb basses? I noticed the bridge is V'd out. Were these built for primaraly slappin and poppin? I've been looking at these alot lately and you know how music store guys are, (they never seem to know **** except how much commision they will make of ya). Have any of you guys seen any with active double coil pickups? I am primarly a pick player playing mostly rock. I would like to use my fingers more, but I lack the cordination to play fast with my screw you finger. So I use my thumb the most, which works pretty darn good but when i'm playin alot of 16th notes my thumb sometimes gets stuck between the strings and that hurts not to mention it screws up the song. Anyway I'm thinkin these thumb basses might give a little more room between the strings without giving it a tree trunk of a fretboard to master. Am I off base here? What do you guys think?
    Thanks
     
  8. Mikkel-S

    Mikkel-S Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Herning, Denmark
    And the headstock...
     
  9. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    Call me ignorant because Im not a big Warwick fan, but don't all Thumb basses pretty much look alike?
     
  10. davidmwilson

    Nice Thumb you have there, I have lightened up the photo a bit, hope you don't mind

    [​IMG]

    Regards
    :bassist:
    Matthew
     
  11. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY

    no, that's perfectly ok. My bassment doesn't have the best lighting, and I've never gotten up to speed with photoshop. thanks!
     
  12. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Are you looking at a 4 or 5?
    The Thumb 5 has pretty narrow spacing - 17mm vs normal 19mm spacing. The Streamer 5 has 20mm spacing.
     
  13. ga_edwards

    ga_edwards

    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    me with thumb BO 5, in rock god pose no.17
     
  14. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Ignorant.

    :D
     
  15. RawBassist

    RawBassist

    Sep 1, 2002
    USA
    seems worthy of a bump..... *bump*
     
  16. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    strings loook kinda beat on that eh?
     
  17. I just couldn't resist. :D
     
  18. By the by, I never did get 'bump'.

    What's that all about?

    :ignorant:
     
  19. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    Well, it's kinda a thumb...:oops:
     
  20. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    "touch your tongue to mine"

    *snicker*