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Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass   

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The flagship of the Warwick line for years. Its compact, neck-thru bubinga body is ergonomically designed to be as easy to wear as it is to play. You...Click To Read More About This Product

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A classic with neck-thru design.

The flagship of the Warwick line for years. Its compact, neck-thru bubinga body is ergonomically designed to be as easy to wear as it is to play. You'll also find its active MEC pickups and 3-band active preamp to be studio-quiet and very flexible. 5-piece ovangkol and bubinga neck. Deluxe gig bag included.

FEATURES
  • Bubinga body
  • 5-piece ovangkol and bubinga neck
  • Neck-thru design
  • MEC active J/J pickups
  • MEC active 3-way electronics
  • 26 frets

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WarwickThumb Bass 5-String Bass
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

superb bass

By bassman

from fl

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Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

This is the best bass I have ever owned. I have MusicMans, Fender, G&l, Gibsons, Alembics, Carvins, and this is the best. It has the most quality sound ever. There is the combination of a solid fundementals due to the neck thru design, and growl from pickup placement. It is very expensive but I do this for a living and need a quality instrument. It is not perfect but it is so far the best compromise for sound, playability, and esthetics. If you can afford, buy it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Spector is not better...trust me

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

I don't know what that guy is talking about, this bass is uber nice, it's awesome i have no complaints, believe me i tried a Spector when i picked it up it was a load of crap, a bass like that for that much, i would rather get a a Squire instead of that, but this bass is awesome i plan to get one in the near future.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

End all bass

By Mitch B Thump

from Cinci, OH

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Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

This is the end all bass. Nothing even comes close to the tone from this beast. Tone seems a little narrow at first but once you learn where the sweet spots are (i.e. hand position while plucking and pickup positioning and so forthe) the tones are limitless!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome, although...

By Mr Sauce

from San Diego, CA

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Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

I upgraded from a 5-string Corvette (which I liked a lot), and although I had to sell my car to get the cash, it was totally worth it. The sound is impeccable, it plays awesome (i am primarily a finger funk player), and it looks great. HOWEVER...3 things. 1) I am a little surprised that it doesn't sit all that well on me. I am 6'4", so perhaps that's part of it, but the smaller body's center of gravity (in relation to the Corvette) means that, for me, it makes the bass drop towards my right side slightly, as opposed to sitting square. Not a huge deal, just a little surprising. 2) Warwick has a nuts next to the tuning pegs that allows you to set the action of the bass. It is propped up by two screws, one of which lost its thread. Fortunately, the shop I took it to was familiar with the problem and fixed it by forcing a larger screw through, but 3) i emailed Warwich twice for a replacement (just in case) and never heard back from them. Some customer service...That said, ain't going to stop me from playing it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Finally Got One... Used, but GREAT!

By Keeaumoku

from Honolulu, HI

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Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

I recently purchased a 1999 Thumb-5 NT... a new one has always been out of reach for my pocketbook. This one that I got must've been frozen in time, as it is flawless. The way it plays, the feel of the instrument, and the tone... ahhh! that tone is amazing! ...all of this rightfully places this bass in the catagory of truly refined instruments. I can see why new 5-stringers are $3K plus. I just feel fortunate to have gotten my hands on an incredible used one for less than half the price of a new. If you really want one... you've got to do whatever it takes to go get yourself one. I find that it is a little heavy... mine weighs-in at 10.6 lbs., and it can be slightly neck-heavy. However, I consider these as insignificant issues, as I will get used to them. After all... it is the sound of the wood I paid for... no sense whining about a little weight on my shoulder!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best basses

By Humpy

from sydney australia

Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

I have owned & played many basses over the years including alembic,modulus, carl thompson, darrin huff & m irruzzi. The thumb is up there with all of these custom jobs in just about every detail. This is my 3rd warwick & it never fails to deliver the goods, if your after a decent bass I'd recommend it in a heart beat.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the best designed bass ever

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

This is the smoothest and best sounding bass I've ever played or heard.

 
5.0

best bass ever owned

By Funkmaster J

from Atlanta,GA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Ive Been Playing 35 Years
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

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      Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

      Ive been playing bass 35 yrs. Also own a G&L L2000. The Thumb NT is the Best bass I have ever owned. The tone is untouchable by any other bass out there. The Warwick Growl cuts through any mix.I will never sell this bass

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      my main bass

      By Nephilymbass

      from Fayetteville, NC

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      Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

      I use this as my main bass onstage and in the studio with the bolt on 5 as my live backup. the sound is as solid as it gets. This bass will make a fender feel and sound like a toy. Get the instrument jack replaced asap as the original barrel jacks go out easy. they are neck heavy but I use a 4 inch wide leather strap and I can let it go and it doesn't move at all. For players that are more into fiddling above the 12th frett the bolt on actually cuts threw more high on the neck, but you can't top the low end on the neck threw.

       
      5.0

      I will never need another bass!

      By soulmind

      from Tucson, AZ

      Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

      I have been playing bass for two and a half years and decided that I needed to get a bass that would last a lifetime and could achieve the sounds my ears desired. The design of the bass, from its beautiful wood and electronic components, is impeccable and I cannot express the joy I feel playing it. The only downside is that it is a bit neck heavy but since I play with the neck at such a low angle it doesn't bother me. It would, however, bother acoustic players who need to hold their bass vertically. Aside from that, it has the ability to create a myriad of sounds with its 3-band EQ, and always produces wonderful tones whether slapping, picking, or finger stroking.

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