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Warwick Thumb Bass Case Problem/Solution

Discussion in 'Warwick Basses' started by Neuroman, Nov 5, 2013.


  1. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA
    The Thumb bass has such a small body it is a frequent problem finding a case which actually holds it securely. The RockCase flight case with a bass in it weighs over 50 lbs so that is not a real feasible solution. RockCase sells an ABS hard shell which is supposed to fit a thumb tightly but it is expensive.

    So, I wanted to share my $15 solution which works and looks pretty darned good.

    I purchased a 2" thick sheet of high density foam and some long strand black felt from a crafts store. I cut the sheet of foam to the shape of the rear compartment housing the body of the bass. I then traced the outline of the bass on the foam with a sharpie and cut the shape out of the sheet with a box cutter/blade and some scissors. Be patient cutting this stuff. It seems to slice much easier and cleaner when you go slow, light and wiggle it. I then tucked the felt around the edges of the foam while it was in the case compartment and worked with it with my fingers to create an indentation for the bass while working out the wrinkles. A couple of folds at key places, cut off the excess and tuck in the ends.

    Works great. No sliding at all since it encompasses the entire rear compartment.

    Check out the pics:
     

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  2. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA
    Foam and felt pics set 1
     

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  3. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA
    Pics of 2" thick high density foam sheet and tucking process. Glue or adhesives are not really needed because the foam grips the felt with very little pressure and, again, the foam piece encompasses the entire rear compartment.
     

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  4. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA
    Final pics. I hope this is helpful.
     

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  5. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    Nice job that's awesome
     
  6. sumgruuvz

    sumgruuvz

    Apr 28, 2009
    Kansas
    image. Bring up an old thread, but I did this to a case I just bought new for my new to me thumb. And it works awesome! Great advice and good tip on this little problem.
     
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  7. This is a highly useful and cost effective thread. Thank you for posting your procedure.
     
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  8. sumgruuvz

    sumgruuvz

    Apr 28, 2009
    Kansas
    Thank you. It's a fantastic idea. Like you said, useful and cost effective.
     
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  9. S W T

    S W T

    Apr 3, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    Why can't they just ship abs cases to America??? My thumb5 needs protection lol!! Great thread. Looks like I need to get creative w my arts and crafts skills.
     
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  10. sumgruuvz

    sumgruuvz

    Apr 28, 2009
    Kansas
    It's a great idea and really cost effective. Glad I found this thread. :thumbsup:
     

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