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Warwick Thumb fretl. neck through '89 for 650€

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 8_finger, Sep 5, 2002.


  1. 8_finger

    8_finger Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    As subject says is Warwick Thumb fretl. neck through made in '89 worth 650€. The bass is white. Did warwick made these in white color back then.
     
  2. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    yeah, it has always been possible to get warwicks in colors...atari doll here has a sweet '86 or '87 i think, that is a really cool blue color. they sound great, too...
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    If the bass is in good shape and it really is an '89, that is a killer price.
     
  4. dreadhead

    dreadhead

    Feb 1, 2002
    Europe
    Well, I'm one of the few peoples who know this, but at Warwick factory they have a little room where they keep their "bad" basses. They have lots of Nobby Meidels and strange colored Thumbs and Streamers. They usually hide bad wood pieces with thick varnish. Yes, the price is very good, and to be truthful, if you're 100% sure you'll never sand off the varnish, you could get it!
    These basses usually sound bad, 'cause the varnish can also hide repaired cracks or other awful things.
     
  5. Chris_AtariDoll

    Chris_AtariDoll

    Dec 8, 2001
    UK
    Yep its a '87. Here a pic [​IMG]

    also remember, probably the most famous warwick thumb..... princes white one, with the piano key neck.....v.nice

    Chris
     
  6. 8_finger

    8_finger Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Thank you all for the answers. Went today to try out the bass and at first glance it was great bass sounded good, fretboard in good shape etc. And then I started to notice cracks near the bridge - neck through part was starting to separate rom the body part, the bass/treble pot at one time was hit so hard that the wood underneath was broken - this was glued and fixed with car body repair kit or something. Oh well it was a good bass but unfortunately broken.
     
  7. dreadhead

    dreadhead

    Feb 1, 2002
    Europe
    Well, now it's clear why the price was so low... pay attention, there are lots of sharks out there...