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Warwick Thumb Bolt Fretless Electric Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Michael Milner, Mar 9, 2014.


  1. I am looking at purchasing a used Warwick fretless bass. I am unfamiliar with the relative value of one of these instruments. The one I am looking at is approx $1600. What should I expect to pay for an instrument like this? Thanks for your input.
     
  2. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect

    Feb 21, 2013
    Denver
    Seems a little steep for a bolt-on. Do you know what wood the neck is made of?
     
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  4. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose Fun with a k all day!

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    Disclosures:
    God Is Love
    It might be worth mentioning that I have a Warwick Streamer Pro M 5 fretless (lined) for sale for less than that- very similar in that it is a german made 'wick but has a subtle variation of the j/j concept. Also much better balance than a Thumb.

    5 string fretless 'wicks aren't east to come by!
     
  5. One piece ovangkol.
     
  6. Thanks, but I only want a 4 string, and an unlined fingerboard.
     
  7. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose Fun with a k all day!

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    Disclosures:
    God Is Love
    good luck in your search- a fretless thumb will give you a great sound. I'm really loving the construction of my bass and integrity of the wood- just feel that the electronics/single pickup location are bit constraining.

    I feel the that an active system with no bypass does not do a bass of the ilk justice!
     
  8. hairscrambled

    hairscrambled Commercial User

    Feb 1, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM
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    Store owner, Grandma's Music & Sound
    I took one of those on trade at my shop a few years back. I should have hung on to it. Nice bass.