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warwick thumb basses. old and new?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by metalgod502, Nov 8, 2003.


  1. metalgod502

    metalgod502 Guest

    Sep 22, 2003
    il. U.S.A.
    what is the sound difference between old and new thumb basses? iv played new ones and i was amazed and so now im looking for one. but how do the older models compare? do they still play and sound that great?
     
  2. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    I know that the older ones were handmade, and the newer ones are made in bulk by machines. I don't really care, I thought the new ones sounded awsome.
     
  3. metalgod502

    metalgod502 Guest

    Sep 22, 2003
    il. U.S.A.
    but is there a difference between regular bubinga and Bubinga Pommele? because i know the newer ones are made out of Bubinga Pommele.
     
  4. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Older ones are made with plain old Bubinga, which is darker in color. I believe that only Warwicks prior to 1994 were not production basses. Prior to 1998, thumbs had an all Wenge neck, not just a wenge fingerboard. They also had a brass just-a-nut instead of the plastic one. I believe the neck profile is different as well.