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SOLD Warwick Thumb BO 5 1997 German

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Mikey F, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. Mikey F

    Mikey F

    Aug 12, 2014
    Denver, CO
    United States
    9707DB61-FBF6-406D-9A84-C28810743105.jpeg It pains me to do this, but I have decided to sell my Thumb. This is a great bass. Made in Germany in 1997. Very comfortable action, and growls for days. I have taken good care of this but it has some bumps and bruises due to old age. Overall it is in really good condition. I have waxed this regularly, and it lives in my humidified studio. C63E81D4-55E9-495B-B8FC-8D08038E9ABE.jpeg 9707DB61-FBF6-406D-9A84-C28810743105.jpeg 160A120E-1EB3-4F95-8775-2209D65AB428.jpeg EF8A630E-80D8-4057-AA74-F988DA6FB436.jpeg 24605DF5-46C1-4F78-948D-5B12EC352D49.jpeg I recently had a scratchy pot cleaned and got her a good set up. This has recessed strap locks, and a brass JAN III. Other than that, it is factory stock. Beautiful grain, and a really comfy wenge neck to boot.
    I don’t have a scale, but this is not a super light bass. I always wear a thick strap so it’s never been an issue for me.

    I would like to keep this local for now. I can meet up anywhere along the Colorado front range. No trades as I am funding another instrument.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2021
  2. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Used to have a 97 BO 5! What a fantastic era of Warwicks. Those Wenge necks are incredible - GLWTS
    Mikey F likes this.
  3. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    One of the best years for warwicks! Someone is going to fall in love with this
  4. stringtheory6


    Nov 20, 2008
    Any repair work been done on that huge crack?
    monsterthompson likes this.
  5. Mikey F

    Mikey F

    Aug 12, 2014
    Denver, CO
    What crack? Let me know what you are seeing and I can take more pics. Those are from the basement and not the best lighting.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2021
  6. bearhart74

    bearhart74 Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    This crack is what they are probably worried about.
    IMHO unless it gets wider/deeper as you look to the right off the pic its probably no big deal.

    Jotha likes this.
  7. Mikey F

    Mikey F

    Aug 12, 2014
    Denver, CO
    Here are a few more pics. There is a fissure along the wood grain. I highly doubt this is anything structural as it runs alongside the body wing, but it not part of where the body wing was glued when it was manufactured. I have honestly never even paid attention to this. I have owned about 7 Warwicks and have always kept them waxed and humidified due to Colorado being dry AF. 7529B7D8-594B-47ED-AF2B-E74BE0D30A3E.jpeg 9932FC8B-738E-46E8-BF72-31904B789C92.jpeg 28B0F700-AD6B-4F71-9184-65375782CE80.jpeg

    If there are other pics anyone needs, let me know. Thanks

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    Last edited: Mar 7, 2021
  8. stringtheory6


    Nov 20, 2008
    The additional pics are helpful and agree that it's non structural.
    I'm sure someone will be happy with it.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2021
  9. Mikey F

    Mikey F

    Aug 12, 2014
    Denver, CO
    Sold pending payment
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