Warwick Thumb Bass, all the rage

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassGrowl, Oct 7, 2001.

  1. BassGrowl


    Jul 30, 2001
    warwick thumb bass are great basses, maybe not the best but high on the list,i love em i love em i love em, and im not horney! ok sorry bout that but these things are awesome and not many people play em though, on awesome bass (Ryknow, off of Mudvayne) has great slap and pluck techniques and he uses the thumb bass and it sounds awesome, ive played around with many of these beast, but i cant find any with a good pricing on em, most are waaaay too high, anyways reply if you love this bass or agree with me or you can tell me if you know where i can find one with a good price, thank you and have a nice day :)
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Well, quality has its price. Germany is a country with high labor cost, and you don't get good tone wood and electronics for just a few bucks either.
    And you have to keep in mind that additional cost like freight, taxes, customs fees and distribution shares add to the price.
    Warwick excels with their higher range models, the budget models are just average or a little above that. Again, you get what you pay for.
  3. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    i agree with u, even though i don't really personally like warwick tone i do like the thumb. The MAJOR problem i have with them is they are sooooo neck heavy, they just dive. oh well if u can get used to then its a sweet bass.
  4. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    Kings Bay, GA
    hey, bassgrowl...i'll sell you mine. i'm trying to make room for another bass and i have two. i'm selling my thumb neck-thru four string. i could prolly let it go for 1100.00 with the gig bag. let me know if you're interested. it's in mint condition...i am, like you, a huge warwick fan :D. the only thing wrong with it is a very slight wear spot just above the neck pickup (as all used thumbs have).
  5. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    My Thumb 5 string neck thru has been bass #1 for me for almost 4 years, and will always be bass #1.

    check ebay. there's normally a few decent priced ones there.

  6. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk

    Oct 10, 2001
    I played my first gig with my Thumb 4 last week and it rocked the house. :D