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Used Warwick Thumb?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by reverb508, Mar 8, 2008.


Warwick Thumb Used?

Poll closed Mar 15, 2008.
  1. What are you stupid? Do it!

    35 vote(s)
    72.9%
  2. What are you stupid? Don't do it!

    7 vote(s)
    14.6%
  3. What are you stupid? ...

    6 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. reverb508

    reverb508

    Jan 6, 2008
    I have the opportunity to buy a used Warwick Thumb 4 BO for less than $1000. It (appears) to be in great condition, with only the common cosmetic flaws of a used Warwick (worn area by the pickups, worn MEC logo on the pickups). I'm waiting for the seller to get back to me with more detailed info.

    Provided there's nothing catastrophically wrong, do you think I should jump on it?

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. ArpeggiFish

    ArpeggiFish

    Feb 24, 2008
    what year?
     
  3. reverb508

    reverb508

    Jan 6, 2008
    thats one of the questions I asked the seller. I know very little about the bass at this point. It has the anchor bridge so I can assume it was made after the 80's lol. Thats about all I can extrapolate from the picture though.
     
  4. i do too actually! but i dont have the cash right now haha :(
     
  5. reverb508

    reverb508

    Jan 6, 2008
    I called the seller and it seems like the bass is in near mint condition. So I bought it :hyper:.

    Heres the stats:

    -Made in 2000
    -Bubinga body (probably weighs a ton)
    -a little wear on the body near the pickup
    -Ovankol neck
    -comes with a HSC instead of a gigbag
    -great, low action (according to the rep)

    Heres a pic:

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    I have a 30 day return period so if if I'm not happy, it goes back. I have a strong feeling it will be sticking around though.

    So what do you think. Did I get a good price?
     
  6. Seems like a steal.

    I want one :(
     
  7. UncleBalsamic

    UncleBalsamic

    Jul 8, 2007
    UK
    That's a great looking bass and a good deal too.

    Enjoy it!
     
  8. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Banned

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    yeah thats a pretty good price
     
  9. reverb508

    reverb508

    Jan 6, 2008
    Thanks, I hope I made a good choice.


    BTW, does that body look like bubinga? I thought bubinga was lighter and more reddish. Looks like ovankol to me...
     
  10. Azoore

    Azoore

    Sep 1, 2004
    Akron, OH
    It's ovangkol. The NT has the bubinga body.
     
  11. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    That looks like ovangkol to me. Mines a few years older but the body woods look the same.

    HPIM1455.
     
  12. SurrenderMonkey

    SurrenderMonkey

    Aug 18, 2006
    Liverpool
    Thumb BOs are ovangkol, and that looks like it.
     
  13. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Not a bad price, but be sure the bass is for you. Thumbs are love or hate basses!
     
  14. Skywalker22

    Skywalker22 Guest

    I love thumb basses. For some reason people don't like the ovangkol necks.. I think it's silly. I have an ovangkol neck on my thumb bass at it's wonderful
     
  15. reverb508

    reverb508

    Jan 6, 2008
    Yea, I figured it was ovankol. I was confused because it says bubinga in the description and the girl on the phone said it was bubinga. For a second, I thought it was a NT. What a deal that would be!
     
  16. well done man, enjoy!
    Rusty
     
  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    +1 on this.

    I am happy for you, and glad you got a great deal, but I am even happier to hear that you have 30 days to decide.

    Play it a lot. Play it a lot with a strap, standing up.

    If the ergonomics of the bass work for you, cool!:cool::bassist:

    For a lot of people, including myself, they don't.

    Good luck! Thumbs are great sounding, and unique sounding basses. If they worked for me, I would have one.
     
  18. naetog

    naetog Supporting Member

    May 26, 2006
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    i voted anyway:rolleyes:

    sounds like a good deal.

    enjoy the thumb. get a nice fat leather strap if it seems heavy.
     
  19. motleystew

    motleystew

    Apr 29, 2006
    Lewisville, TX
    Nice bass. Good deal! If the wear marks on the bass in the pickup area bother you, you can sand it out and re wax the area. There are plenty of ideas on how to do this on the German Warwick forums (.de) ..
     
  20. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Yes, it's a question ergonomics, flabby neck and tone. If you can get over the neck dive and the weight, +1.

    If you like the tone and can make do with the fact that it's always going to have that dark, growling character no matter what you do.... +1

    If you can get on with the size of the neck, +1

    If you scored 3/3, go for it!
     

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