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Posted by Dino Monoxelos (188.8.131.52) on October 03, 2003 at 11:50:10:
In Reply to: Warwick Thumb Basses posted by Jacophile on September 30, 2003 at 15:20:10:
$1500 for a used Bolt on Thumb is a very fair price. Is it a standard width fingerboard or their "broadneck". One way to tell is if it has regular Jazz pickups or humbuckers. It it has the humbuckers, its the broadneck (wider string spacing). Either way though, if it feel good, then it's right for you. Warwicks are great for any style of music. John B. Williams (Sarah Vaughn)is a big fan of Thumb basses, as is the guy from Puddle of Mud. So they work in any situation. The difference between the Streamer and the Thumb is of course body style but also the woods used. A Streamer LX or Stage I will use maple for the body, where the Thumb B.O. uses Ovankol giving you a much thicker, complex sound than the maple which is traditionally a very bright sound.
Contact me via email if you have any more questions. I am a Warwick clinician and product specialist.
: I am strongly considering buying a Warwick Thumb 5-String Bolt-on, natural finish. I love the sound and the feel, especially the taut B, but its a lot of money: $1500 or so.
: Anybody have any experience with Warwick?
: I went to their website and they really don't tell you a lot about the sound differences between a thumb and a streamer, jazzman, corvette etc. This bass will be mostly for jazz, but will have to be flexible for just about everything but heavy metal.
: Anybody want to suggest an alternate 5 string. All my other basses are 4 string Fender Jazzes, Yamaha, Musicman, or Coit. My only 5 string is a Ibanez SGR and it is not very good.
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