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Warwick Thumb Bolt-On Neck Bass Guitar   

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The distinctive body design of Warwick's Thumb 4-String Bass Guitar is a favorite of players worldwide and has many features that separate it from it...Read More

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The distinctive body design of Warwick's Thumb 4-String Bass Guitar is a favorite of players worldwide and has many features that separate it from its peers. The ovangkol wood body is both beautiful and harmonically resonant. Its MEC active pickups and electronics give you the broadest range of tones and textures. The Warwick Thumb bass has a 3-piece ovangkol bolt-on neck with wenge fingerboard and black hardware. Includes gig bag.

  • Ovangkol body
  • MEC J/J active pickups
  • MEC active 2-way electronics
  • 3-piece ovangkol bolt-on neck
  • Wenge fingerboard
  • Black hardware
  • 24 frets
  • Angled-back keys for easier tuning

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Warwick 4 String BO Thumb

By Basspolizei

from Bartlesville Oklahoma

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Made in Germany this is the Mercedes and/or BMW of basses for sure. This bass is capable of hitting the crispest, glass shattering, highs all the way through the property damaging, thunderous lows, with a unique and heavenly growl you will never fail to appreciate. I actually sold all my other basses after receiving this one. Yes,like my wife who gifted me with it, it is that awesome! Well worth the cost if your willing to obtain an heirloom quality piece of German engineering!


Im in love...

By Josh-IlzJu

from castle rock, CO

I have been looking at warwicks for a while, and about a year ago I saw it online. I was in love... Finally a week ago I got it. And the price I got it for cant be beat. ($740). This bass has a Kick-butt growley sound! (you know what I mean.) This bass is by far the best bass I have ever seen or played! Well worth every cent.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Best of the best.

By Duh-D

from Skokie, Illinois

I purchased this bass early in my bass career, and the more I play it and and experiment with other bass guitars the more I love this instrument. It holds its tuning, takes abuse, has a crystal clear tone, and is stylish to boot. If you can afford it, this bass is worth every penny.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


A faultless, powerful bass

By bsplyr

from Western New York

I've owned mine for over 10 years. The tone is unsurpassed, and infinitely variable to suit the need. In hundreds of gigs and sessions its never failed me. I run it through an Ampeg SVT 4 Pro head, and an SVT 8x10 cabinet (1970, all original drivers!). I own eight other four strings, and they're all in retirement. 'Nuff said.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


The best sound on the market

By Ian Roberts

from Chicago, IL

The Warwick Thumb is easily the best sounding bass on the market. If you like anything from superb deep tones to pick style twang, this bass will not let you down. The only problem I have ran across with this bass is that any strings bigger than .115 WILL NOT fit, and the .115 is almost impossible to fit in as well. I also had problems with the nut breaking as well, but that's an easy fix.


Warwicks are AWESOME!!

By Chris-z-6eG

from South Carolina

I bought a thumb bass back in may of 2006. I had never even played it , just heard it and knew I wanted it. It has definetly been an amazing bass. Sounds good live, in the studio...wherever. The only problems I have noticed is that the frets are made out of brass. seeing as I am apprenticing to be a luthier, it is a problem to me because they are soft and wear down easier. Thats something minute, you will just need to get it refretted after 10 or 12 years or so. Overall a phenomonal instrument definetly take care of it and keep it forever.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Warwick makes only he best!

By Waknine

from Florida

Man o Man this is a bass. Its very big and heavy and has an amazing tone. It dosen't have any amazing features on it, but it just an amazing sounding bass. The neck is thick so is harder to use then your normal bass, so I don't sugest it for beginners, but for the experienced bassist this is a good choice for jazz,ska and metal. Do not buy this bass for funk for slapping it is obsolete, but if you want a pure rich sound Warwick is the way to go.


a great buy

By Ron-jPis.

from Michigan

Just a great bass with the sound and performance to back it. A bit expensive, but well worth it.


Dulcis Pollex Organum 1V ( Sweet Thumb Bass 4)

By william-m82pp

from Brunswick, Maine

After 30 yrs. of P-Basses, Ibanez. etc. I finally bought a used bolt-on Thumb (1999 model)last March. Had it set up by a pro and tweaked it for my style. I knew I had a pretty good amp rig, (SWR 550 head thru old-school Boogie 1x15 with a 2x10 wedge), but I wasn't prepared for the amazing difference in sound quality. What used to be thud and thump turned into incredibly clear presence and ungodly bottom end growl. The bandabsolutely loved the different sound, and so did the crowd, especially on the Delbert McClinton stuff that we do. A sweet young f/patron commented that it was the sexiest looking bass guitar on the planet. Well, that alone did it for me . . .This bass is a truly amazing instrument. Kind of have to remember to use the bee's wax after each gig, but it's well worth it.


Nice bass.........

By TreeWizard613

from Baltimore, MD

This bass is simply awesome. Everything about is nearly flawless. The electronics and sound are gnarly, giving this bass a really heavy sound and great high and mid if you start slappin'. The body of this bass is also beautiful, the wood was a grat choice for this bass. The only draw back of this bass is the price ( which is well worth it) and the weight. Whatever you play, be it Metal, Rock, Jazz, Funk etc., this bass if for you.......

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