Hey Folks !
For sale or trade : a Sumptuous Warwick Thumb NT 6 CS Masterbuilt Nirvana Black Stain High Polish in mint condition, just a very slight mark towards the input jack.
If you're looking for the ultimate Thumb with stunning build and massive sound, you've come to the right place. With its EMG 45P pickup set, it's full of growl and grunt, but it's also super versatile, while keeping a big, Warwick-like personality.
It cuts the mix and has very, very deep bass.
The bass is in pristine condition and sounds as good as you would expect from a Masterbuilt Warwick.
Here are the characteristics:
Body: Bubinga Pommelé (front & back)
Neck : 5-piece wenge
Fingerboard: Tigerstripes Ebony (BEAUTIFUL)
Tuning Machines : Schaller with ebony heads
Nut : Just-A-Nut III Adjustable Brass
Inlays : Fluorescent Side Dots
Radius : 26 ’
Scale : 34 ’
Neck width at nut : 45.0 mm / 1.8 ’
Neck Width at 12th Fret : 60.8mm / 2.4 ''
Neck width at 24th fret : 69.11mm / 2.7 ''
Frets: 26 Jumbo Bronze (extra hard)
(width: 2.9 mm / height: 1.3 mm)
IFT - Invisible Fretwork Technology
Curved Body Shape
Pickups: EMG 45P (inverted coils Pbass pickups, as at MTD or Spector)
Electro: MEC 3 bands active
Knobs: Volume & Balance stacked P / P active / passive / Mid / Treble & Bass stacked
Bridge: 2 piece solid Brass Warwick CNC Routed
Strap system: Warwick security locks
Construction: Hidden neck
High Polish Finish
Original armored Warwick (very)hardcase.
Price: € 3,700 (New value around € 7,000)
The video presentation of this bass by Warwick:
An idea of the sound of this type of pickups on a Thumb:
All the pics in HD : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zOBBAUouJDDchxwrETOJALxL0V-QZ7OH?usp=sharing
A little soundclip (bass only without any effect) : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1F5n2T7HQpLh5H2gXLEBJO7cQYRYcXLAE?usp=sharing
I can take more pictures and of course more sound on demand.
For trades I am super open-minded, fretted and fretless from the 4 to the 7 strings, you can try me.
Rather right now looking for a modern American sound but I'm sooo weak ...
Do not hesitate for any other information.
My Feedback :
Putting up my 5 string for the chop and sticking with the 4s for now.
Amazing workhorse 5. Just really easy to play with a great range of passive tones that slots into all styles well.
It's got a bit of light gig wear to it but otherwise great condition.
Seemingly unavoidable PA speaker is too close to me small chips and scuff to the top of the headstock.
Some light swirling to the finish but no serious wear or anything through the finish.
Weight is 4.4kg on my kitchen scales.
I can post at buyers risk in worn but functional CNB gig bag and boxed for £25.
As I tune my main 4 string Ibanez Mikro Bass, which has a just 28,6" scale length, in F# standard tuning, 2 half steps above regular 4 string E standard tuning, I use a set made out of single strings, the 2 middle strings actually being guitar strings threaded through the cut off ball ends of bass strings, after much experimentation settling for a gauge .090 - .072 - .054 - .040 set, calculated via the D'Addario String Tension Pro online string tension calculator the low F# string having a tension at about 25 lbs and the remaining strings just about 29 lbs each.
So I was thinking taking a shot at ordering a custom set of Newtone strings next time, and as far as I can tell from the description it seems like the Diamond line nickle plated steel hex core roundwounds would suit my preferences the best (I would very much like to keep approximately the same measurements as above).
Now I actually love the sound I get from the D'Addario XL strings I use, and didn't like the tone of the NYXL strings when I tried them, so my question is how does the Newtone Diamond series strings compare to D'Addario XL strings.
I mean both in terms of tone, longevity, tension, stiffness and feel in general?
I calculated that with VAT and import taxes a custom Newtone set like this will end up costing me just about the same as if I ordered single string D'Addario XL strings.
A longer lifetime would be a big sales point for me.