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SOLD (UNIQUE!) Dirty Blonde Thumb 5 Bolt-On- Warwick

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Delsan, Apr 24, 2017.


  1. Delsan

    Delsan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2015
    Bowmanstown
    Price:
    2000
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    This highly photogenic monster is a Warwick Thumb. It's a Limited model from 2006 called a Dirty Blonde.

    Don't let the looks fool you, it's great for metal and heavy music, and has a sound that's reminiscent of a Rickenbacker/P Bass hybrid. Turn on some distortion and you'll belt out some Motörhead like nobody's business.

    The wood selection on this bass is very unique. The fretboard is made from tigerstripe Ebony, which is normally a deep, rich brown with dark brown striping. This one features a stripe that's nearly as light as the poplar top, going right down the middle like a sunbeam.

    The bridge is (basically) new, as the previous one was gold and didn't do much for the aesthetic for me.

    The big humbucker by the bridge features a push-pull coil-tap to run in series or single coil (activating the side closest to the bridge). It's also a push pull active EQ/passive bass.

    I'm looking to make a trade for a bass of similar value, or to sell it outright.

    I'm fond of Warwick, and if you have an Ovangkol Thumb (4 string), or a Streamer stage # it'll be most strongly considered. Other warwicks are strong options.

    Other than that I'm deeply fond of Sandberg, Zon, the occasional Spector, and any other interesting pieces. If the trade is of exceptional value or quality I will consider cash+trade, but I know what this bass is worth to collectors.

    It's in decent condition, truss rod works, bridge is fine. It has natural work-polish (the satin finish becomes shiny in areas where it is rubbed during play- this is natural), as well as a bump here and there. Nothing sticks out, and the natural Burl finish helps keep everything nice and smooth looking. It is a decade old and I'm not the first owner, after all.

    Comes with certificate of authenticity!

    Offers!

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  2. Delsan

    Delsan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2015
    Bowmanstown
    The tuners are currently in a black (3), gold (2) configuration. One of the tuners that was on there stripped and my OCD said I couldn't just have one side with one gold tuner.

    I have the old gold bridge. I can include it for a little extra (they aren't cheap bridges- but a deal is a deal)
     
  3. Delsan

    Delsan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2015
    Bowmanstown
    The strap pegs are dunlops. I have the original pegs but not the original locks- previous seller lost them.

    I prefer dunlops anyway. Easier to find replacements for.
     
  4. Delsan

    Delsan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2015
    Bowmanstown
    Knob configuration is as follows

    Volume/blend
    Mids
    Treble/bass

    Volume is push for active EQ. Pull for passive.

    Treble knob is push for humbucker, pull for single coil.
     
  5. Delsan

    Delsan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2015
    Bowmanstown
    Will provide sound clips at potential buyer's request.
     
  6. baltodoc

    baltodoc Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2014
    Maryland
    Is there a case with it?
     
  7. Delsan

    Delsan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2015
    Bowmanstown
    It will be shipped in a hardshell.
     
  8. Delsan

    Delsan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2015
    Bowmanstown
    Any other questions I can answer?
     
  9. Delsan

    Delsan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2015
    Bowmanstown
    Maaaan I thought this would be gone by now. Bassporn bump.

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  10. baltodoc

    baltodoc Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2014
    Maryland
    Can we see pictures of the back?
     
  11. Delsan

    Delsan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2015
    Bowmanstown
    I'll post some later tonight. It's poplar Burl on top and ash on the back. The neck is a lovely maple with a gunstock-finish
     
  12. Delsan

    Delsan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2015
    Bowmanstown
    I may be wrong but I think it's an Ekanga sandwich.
     
  13. Delsan

    Delsan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2015
    Bowmanstown
    Sold to baltodoc. She's in Maryland now, but she'll always be remembered.
     

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