I had played Thumbs in the past and never gravitated towards them. Always appreciated their tone on the Mudvayne albums. I realize that the pickup placement on the 5 string and 4 string are different and they sound quite different. A few weeks ago I was able to play a master built Thumb for a few hours and it was the bees knees. It had a one piece Wenge neck and a Bubinga body. The tone and feel were incredible. Typically I am not too big into the tone wood thing, but there was something magical going on here. In the future, I want a Wenge neck if I do another Warmoth build. Feels incredible! Now I typically try to get my gear used, and there is no way I could afford a brand new German Warwick. I know in the past used German Warwicks were steals, not sure if that is still the case. I want to add a Thumb to the arsenal but I am having trouble finding one with those woods. It seems that many of the Thumbs I come across are made out of Ovangkol, with maybe a Wenge fretboard, or Bubinga top. Is there a certain year where the Thumb changed? Or is Wenge and Bubinga only available on custom shop/ master built levels? I think I saw an earlier 90s Thumb with a 1 piece wenge neck but that sold years ago. I appreciate any information the Talkbass zeitgeist can share!