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1988 Warwick Thumb SOLD
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1988 Warwick Thumb Neck Through 4 string bass c/w case.
This has the original EMG pickups fitted.

The truss rod has been replaced in the past, and the new one is slightly longer, which means the truss rod cover doesnt fit.

I wish I knew the woods used, if anyone can shed light on them I'd appreciate it !!

No Trades please. I'm cutting down down to a bare minimum as I don't play any more.

If there are any other questions, please feel free to ask. If nothing else it'll save me using a 'bump'.


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Thanks

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7 piece bubinga wenge neck with wenge fingerboard and bubinga body wings :)

Do you have a picture of the truss rod? Would be useful for many I would think!

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I do have a photo but no quota to upload it.
Thanks for the wood info.
I will send a pic of the truss rod end if any one wants to request it.

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Use for example photobucket.com, it will take the load off the basschat server and the pictures will be bigger. Win-win. ;)

Also have a bump for a nice Thumb.

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Or you could just upload pics to a second post.

GLWTS.

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Ahhhh! Showing me the serial number hasn't helped my willpower! A birth year and birth month Warwick Thumb, yikes!

Do you know how the truss rod was fitted? The standard Warwick fitting at this time meant that a truss rod just slid out when the nut was off, is this the same or is it glued in?

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No idea I'm affraid Kev. It had been done before I bought it. All I know is that it was done by a shop called GuitarGuitar in Scotland !
Thats all I can remember from what the previous seller told me.

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I guess it's the wrong model or they weren't able to put it in place... I replaced the truss rod on a friend's '86 and the cover could be put back in. Anyway it can be checked/replaced easily and cheaply. Good luck! :)

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[quote name='Matte_black' timestamp='1415298964' post='2599010']
Absolutely slim... the baseball bat type took over in late 90s, I think.
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Hmmm, I own a '97 BO thumb. And the neck is very slim also.

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Yes, my ex-Thumb Bo '97 also was slim neck one (2000 corvette was already a baseball bat, so i guess something inbetween).

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LOL, I'm a bit confused about this Thumb and mine. Anyway, have a bump from me! ;-)

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Necks in the 90's were all over the place, different types and profiles throughout. It was the introduction of Ovangkol that brought in the baseball bat type neck and that stuck until 2009 when they slimmed down again :)

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This being an 88 will mean a slim profile neck without a doubt; all other profiles are of no consequence... but I have a BO wenge neck Streamer from 97 that isn't as slim as the 80's models but it is a lot slimmer than some of the clubby basses I've encountered. :)

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I have an '88 Thumb NT4 - and confirm that the neck is super-slim. fantastic basses.
incidentally this one - E1344-88 - was built in May 1988 and was the 1,344th bass built in that year.
good price too.......

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Thumbs from this period have some of the nicest necks I've ever played IMO. [i]Very[/i] slim.

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