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used price for a 1990 thumb 5?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by David Wilson, Dec 12, 2003.


  1. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    After ten years, I'm selling my Thumb 5 and going for something lighter.

    What's the going rate for a 1990 Thumb 5 neck through in great condition?

    I'm seeing recent Thumb 5 bolt-on's going for $1250 on ebay.
     
  2. Chaputa

    Chaputa Bass-Not just fo eatin anymore

    ...so after all that work w/ the pickups and electronics...giving the thumb the boot? What're you lookin to replace it with?
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Yup. It's just not my sound anymore, wish I could have realized that before doing all that work. Still, I learned a lot in the process so it wasn't all bad.

    Also, the weight became an issue. I'd gotten used to it over the years, but once I got my Elrick this summer the Warwick just started to feel heavier and heavier until I was not using it anymore.

    I'm almost certainly replacing it with a MTD 535, mahogany body with wenge neck. Should give me a nice growly sound with good low end. And be 3-4 pounds lighter!