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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...Click To Read More About This Product
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The best of all worlds.
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
- Includes gig bag
Reviewed by 31 customers
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.
As the proud owner of 3 thumb bass's (91 Thumb 5/ 98 Thumb 4/ 98 Thumb 4 bolt-on )I'ts obvious that I love Warwick! The bolt-onThumb sounds incredible w/ fat low end & surrealhigh & mid clarity. It's as tight as you like!!No matter what style of music you play, this bass does it all.Good luck & enjoy The sound of wood.
I have owned this bass for 3yrs now and I can't put it down! I actually converted back to 4-string after playing 5-string for 10yrs because of this bass! It has a suit for every occassion! I have performed and recorded with this bass and it has always put a smile on my face! Great funk machine, very fast neck, great variety of tones for a variety of styles. I will never sell this bass! Best work horse I have ever owned.
I've been playing bass for 23 years, and I've owned every high end bass out there. This bass is by far the best bass I've ever played, and my bandmates, producers, studio engineers, and live sound engineers all agree. The bolt-on is actually punchier than the neck-through, so if you're considering the flagship neck-through (which is an amazing instrument, no doubt), consider what sort of music you're going to be playing; for rock, country, funk, or metal, the bolt-on sounds better. I play big gigs through an Ampeg SVT, and small gigs through a Fender Bassman 100 combo, and the Warwick makes both rigs sound better than they ever have before. Singing highs, rumbling lows, and sweet, nuanced midrange. At any EQ setting (or running passive) it sounds AMAZING, and it is the most touch-responsive bass I've ever played. In my career, I've owned over 100 basses, and the Warwick Thumb is head and shoulders above the rest. Plus, it's gorgeous and plays like butter. You cannot go wrong with this bass.
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.
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.
I have a very large collection of bass guitars,but the warwick thumb bass is the best I have.I really cant describe the tone you get,and the feeling it has.The lows are clean and thumpy,and the highs are crisp and smooth.I love this bass.And i think the price is really good for what you are getting.GET A THUMB BASS!!!!!
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!
I have been playing bass for around 5 years now and I just recently purchased this baby and its awesome! This bass can sound good even if you plug it into a crappy amp. The wood finish is quite the looker. It's heavy but it dosen't bother me. This bass is an awesome buy! Get it support warwick!
I have been playing it for about half a year now, and it blows away my other basses. Deep tone and good clears response for the higher notes, it's an awesome bass, get a Warwick.
How can you not want to play all day and all night when playing this baby. I have been playing bass for about 30 years and have mostly played Fender then I bought this bass about 4 years ago and it is a very well made sounding bass. It has plenty of tone with the help of the active pickups and the action on the neck is fantastic. For any seasoned player who can really appreciate a fine bass I highly recommend this bass.
I played Warwick thumb bass for two years in a all blues, blues band and there is nothing like the feel of it. The heavy African woods make a rock solid platform for the strings to vibrate on passing on all of the intonation to the pickups. It does get heavy on your shoulder so get a good strap. The neck never warped in any Indiana cold or humidity. Mine was a thru the neck bubinga and wenge and a few dollars more but the quality is purely the best.
It really is about as perfect as a bass can get, short of spending 4 or 5 times the cost of this beauty. It is second to none.
I loved this bass ever sense I first saw it, it gave me everything I need from great highs to gteat growling lows...couldn't go wrong with this bass!!
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.......
I have owned this bass for over a month, and there is no turning back. the ovangkal body, and neck produce a sweet low growl sound, the highs are crisp, and it has a overall smooth sound. The activ and passive electronics give you an amazing range in tone. The fret board and neck are so smooth that you can really let loose on this bass, and will find crisp tone all over the neck. If you're looking for the best bang for your buck you can't go wrong with anything from Warwick.
For a bass with minimal amount of knobs to twist, you get a full palate of colors easily. Notes (especially in the bottom register) ring true and clean. Comfortable shape that rides well during heavy playing and extremely easy reach of a full two octaves. I have played a P-bass for a long time and the "Thumb" provides me a greater measure of comfort.
Just a great bass with the sound and performance to back it. A bit expensive, but well worth it.
I am extremely comfortable playing this instrument because of the wood and the softness of the neck.
This bass is really good. I know somebody who just recently bought one of these, and it's awesome. I would recommend this bass for more advanced players. It really is great, and it is worth the price, get it!