No longer available Warwick Thumb Bass 5 NT 1998

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Joshbazz, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Price:
    British Columbia
    Warwick Thumb Bass 5 NT for sale! This was my dream bass, but I'm into different styles now. It's Bubinga (I think) body with Wenge neck/fretboard. I think it is 1998 (I am second owner) from what I could tell from the serial number.

    This bass growls and cuts like crazy, I love it for rock/metal, fusion/funk - however I've fallen in love with vintage jazz types, and the wider string spacing, so letting this go.

    I'm interested in trading for a quality jazz 5 string (possibly +/- $$), with under 24 frets (I'm not a solo guy):
    Mike Lull
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    Last edited: Feb 17, 2018
  2. sleevey55

    sleevey55 Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Billings Montana
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  3. I'll accept reasonable offers - shipping negotiable :)
    Not in a rush, but would love to get into a high-end jazz fiver...
  4. James Collins

    James Collins Guest

    Mar 25, 2017
    Tempting...I hate import tax though.
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  5. I wasn't aware of import tax... how bad is it? I'm a couple hours from the border close to Bellingham or Spokane If that helps :)
  6. James Collins

    James Collins Guest

    Mar 25, 2017
    I want to say
    I want to say to the US it was around 8%. It was awhile ago, I ordered a bass not even knowing it was coming from Canada then about two months later I got a final notice that I hadn't paid the tax. I'm sure I could look it up online.
  7. hmmm... Looks like there are different reports for duty and import taxes, the best method seems to be using USPS/Canadapost combination to minimize fees. I'll look up what costs are to some different locations, as well as find a suitable box to - and report back with shipping estimates and info on import charges.

    I wasn't including shipping, but I'm willing to be somewhat flexible :)
  8. Updated closeups for more info:
    Had to replace B and G tuners with Gotoh, will include rest of the 5string set...

    Noticed there are scratches not visible in previous photos:
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  9. One more on the back of the neck:

    Depending on your technique, your thumb may feel this one. The wenge neck feels very porous, I don't notice it at all - not like playing a smooth maple neck, but I like the wood texture, as most Warwick players do...
  10. Price bump
    $2400 USD or $3000 CAD
  11. 777vdara


    Mar 10, 2011
    Is this still available?
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  12. Yes
  13. 777vdara


    Mar 10, 2011
    Cool, what would be your best price shipped to 89147, las vegas?
  14. I’ll look into shipping costs and PM you.
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  15. Sent you a PM :)
  16. Came to my senses, not going to let it go...
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  17. Bliff Curton

    Bliff Curton

    Sep 10, 2018
    If you di, lemme know
  18. James Collins

    James Collins Guest

    Mar 25, 2017
    Good to hear!
  19. Well, it's just hanging on the wall. Looks like I'd rather it be played than be an art piece, back up for sale!
  20. Traded :)