Thumbass balance options?

Discussion in 'Warwick Basses' started by sleevey55, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. sleevey55

    sleevey55 Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Billings Montana
    I just picked up a 99 Thumb 5 BO and its awesome, but it neck dives pretty good. I've noticed on Spectors and on some Warwicks that the back strap button is higher on the bass rather than centered. Is there a benefit there? Any help would be greatly appreciated.:D
  2. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Yes. Lighter tuners can help and a grippy suede strap can help to reduce it as well. You can also try extending the upper strap button.
  3. I own a Thumb BO 6. I wear all my basses high, so neckdive is rarely an issue for me. Pick up a wide strap (Levy's or similar style) to evenly distribute the bass's weight on your shoulder. Choose one that has a rough-swede backing as Epitaph04 suggested.
  4. My thumb fretless 6 from 98 came with this strange innovation, it works very well DSCN0239_zps11bcbed2.gif
  5. growler-br


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Windsor NY
    Gruvgear duo strap.... It will work perfectly.
  6. Turxile


    May 1, 2011
    Now this, is THE definitive solution.
  7. WarwickOfficial

    WarwickOfficial Guest

    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media

    I definitely recommend a high-quality, wide strap for your Warwick! It will help balance the weight and posture of the bass, while also providing comfort and help adjusting to the weight.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions here, or in a private message :)


    Warwick USA