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koval123

SOLD Warwick Thumb BO 4 Masterbuilt
£800

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[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Up for sale goes a nice used Warwick Thumb BO[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] 4 string bass masterbuilt in Germany in 2004.[/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]You know it all about Warwicks: o[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]utstanding build quality and great ergonomics make you feel this sincere pleasure playing them.[/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]This particular one is Masterbuilt - meaning that it was made by a single master luthier from start to finish. Meaning also that every detail is mastered B).[/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]It features super fast and comfy [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ovangkol [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]neck bolt-on [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ovangkol downsized curved body. Fretboard is of Wenge, frets are like new.[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]It carries only minor signs of use, namely some small scratches and tiny dents. I'd say it's 8,5-9 / 10. [/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]All original MEC JJ pups and 2 band MEC EQ (with passive mode), factory installed Dunlop straplock buttons (straplocks included).[/font][/color]

It will be shipped in generic ABS HSC in good condition, [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]boxed and insured for shipping[/font][/color].

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]PayPal payment possible [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]with transaction fee shared 50/50[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif], ask me for shipping cost (limited to EU countries)[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif].[/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Photos can be found here: [/font][/color][url="http://s1030.photobucket.com/user/koval123/slideshow/Warwick%20Thumb%20BO%204%20Masterbuilt?sort=9"]http://s1030.photobu...terbuilt?sort=9[/url] Edited by koval123

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Interesting, do you have further details regarding the Masterbuild? I was not aware they did this in 2004, intrigued!

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Looking at the picture of the back of the headstock, is that the original neck? As they didn't start stamping headstocks like that until around two years ago... Edited by Kev

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Cheers

Without checking the serial number, my guess would be this was a replacement neck ordered for the bass, with its original serial number printed on.

Interested if the neck dimensions are the modern dimensions or based on the original neck, as they are different.

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I've sent an inquiry (along with hi-res pictures) to Warwick and here's what I got in reply:


Dear Mr.,


thanks for your request and interest into your Warwick Bass and for
giving me the requested information. Your Bass is an Warwick Bass
from our Masterbuilt production in Germany, you can find it even
on our Seriel Number finder :
[url="http://www.warwick.de/en/Warwick---Support--Serial-Number.html#current_site_id"]http://www.warwick.de/en/Warwick---Support--Serial-Number.html#current_site_id[/url]


- Bass Thumb Bass BO
4 string
Serial Number H 108821 04
Year 2004
Month August
Number 108821
Neck Wood Ovangok Wood
Fingerboard Wenge
Frets Bronce Warwick Frets
Nut Just a Nut II
Neck construction Bolt On
Body 2 pcs. solid Bubinga Wood
Surface Oil Finish / BeeWax surface
Pickups 2 active MEC JJ Pickups
Electronic active MEC 2 Band Electronic
Hardware Black Hardware made for Warwick
Made in Germany / 08258 Markneukirchen


We wish you an ongoing pleasure playing your Thumb Bass BO
4 string Warwick Bass and if you have time and personal interest

to join our Facebook page please signe up under




- Framus/Warwick Facebook
[url="https://www.facebook.com/warwickframus"]https://www.facebook.com/warwickframus[/url]


with best regards

Warwick GmbH & Co Music Equipment KG
H.P.Wilfer 10.09.2017, 08:12
CEO

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The neck on that bass is not original, sadly Warwick are useless at identifying their own instruments...

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If that's a new neck, this is a bargain.

The neck on my 2016 corvette masterbuilt is bloody lovely, with a slim C profile. Nicer than my '06 thumb.

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[quote name='desmondpot' timestamp='1505378811' post='3371398']
If that's a new neck, this is a bargain.

The neck on my 2016 corvette masterbuilt is bloody lovely, with a slim C profile. Nicer than my '06 thumb.
[/quote]

I know, I'd just go and see it if it were local but its not! So just want to know the back story behind it all.

Is it the camera angle, or is the nut narrower than the neck as well?

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I've updated photobucket with closeups of frets (for IFT technology) and night pics (for luminous markers).
I'm not able to track the moment the neck was possibly replaced but it's lovely for sure.

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[quote name='Kev' timestamp='1505376256' post='3371367']
...sadly Warwick are useless at identifying their own instruments...
[/quote]

LOL sadly, totally true! ;)

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Hi Razor,

I'm from Poland. Shipping to UK should take [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]£25 insured.[/font][/color]

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Looks lovely! Could you comment on the neck width and depth? Is it a slim neck profile, and what is the nut width?
Thanks and good luck

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Lovely indeed :D
The neck has a slim C profile with 38,5 mm width at nut, 19 mm thickness @ 1st fret (from back to fretboard excl. fret), 21 mm @ 5th fret and 23 mm @ 12th fret.

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