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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'll also find its active MEC pickups and 3-band act... Read More

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Overview

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
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

incredible

By Rob!: The Bringer of Thunder

from Laguna, CA

Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

I just got one a couple weeks ago after months of trying every higher end bass that I could get my hands on and doing a ton of research. No other matched the NT thumb. The neck through design and the curvy body feel amazing. The deep tone is phenominal (I like active pickups) with great sustain. It's just beautiful in every sense of the word.. gorgeous woods and craftsmanship here. It's my heaviest bass but it's not too heavy for most people... it is expensive so maybe consider used.

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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My baby

By Brendan O'Dell

from Indianapolis Indiana

Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

I own several basses. Most of them are high end models. Including an older black neck-thru Warwick thumb 5. It's my favorite. This isn't a bass for someone affraid of maintenance. To get the full potential you must keep your strings and batteries fresh, and adjust your neck a couple times a year. This is a money bass, it is for serious players. I can get dead tones of an upright, or punchy tones for the slappin and poppin. I recomend an amp with 10's and 15's because the high's and lows on this bass are amazing! Everynote feels like a sweet spot. Very few basses even begin compare. Warwick quality is apparent from the moment you pick it up off the stand. I also recomend an ATA case. Most are universal, so they will fit your other basses, and you've gotta keep it safe, like a child.

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(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best

By Gerry

from NJ, USA

Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

I've owned my '03 Thumb for over a year and it's still in perfect cond. It took about a week to get used to the long neck but the tone was worth it. This bass may not be for everyone because of the weight but value-wise every part of this bass is high quality. The signature tone is one of a kind. It growls harder than even the other Warwicks and absoloutely sings in the upper register. Clearly this bass was made for funk and metal but a versatile amp combined with tweaking the onboard 3 band eq can dial in smooth R&b goodness. This bass has good output and is touch sensitive so it's great for tapping. The slap tone has a liquid midrangy bottom and the pops are very crisp and can be harsh if you crank the treble. Warwick stands behind thier products with great support and a forum for advise and questions and often gives free replacement parts like nuts. No regrets, I love this bass!

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gotta Have It

By groovelow

from miami, fl

Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

After playing a '79 Rick and an '82 Westone for years, I decided to get a new bass. I test drove many high end instruments (Pedulla, Spector, Fender, Modulus, Dingwall, PRS, Smith), but I always kept coming back to the Warwick. You can dial in a multitude of sounds. Has a really nice bite with bridge pickup full on. Great for slap/funk. Solo the neck pickup and you'll get chest rattling lows. This thing has sustain for days. It took a little bit getting used to the chunkier neck. Super-easy to adjust bridge for setting intonation. This is my main axe now.

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(16 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Thumbs Down

By VAK

from DELCO

Comments about Warwick Thumb Bass 5-String Bass:

Save your money. These are over rated and way overpriced. I got one with defective electronics, sent it back, came back the same way, they gave me another one, then the adjustable nut snapped off and 6 weeks later I'm still waiting for the replacement JAN3 that they're supposed to have out. Your sound is limited because this bass has a signiture tone that is not very versitile. These are the low end of the high end basses. Look around and play lots of different basses in the store before buying this one.

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