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PRICE DROP* £1195*

Hiya, I'm new to this so please let me know if I'm breaking any rules. Relisted thanks to a time-waster..


I've had this for ages, but I don't play 4's any more so it needs to go to someone who'll appreciate it more.

For sale (no trades) is my 1988 Warwick thumb bass, 4 string.

This is the holy grail of thumb basses, from Warwick's 'golden era'. It's all original and in excellent condition.

Made in West Germany (see electronics cover), this bass has a solid bubinga body and the proper wenge and bubinga 7 piece neck. The neck shape is the skinny type, not the baseball bat of some modern warwick basses. It still has the original EMG jazz pickups and 2 band preamp - all work perfectly. Frets are original and in great shape (see pictures). Tuners are original Schaller.

Condition is remarkable for a 31 year old bass. There are a couple of scratches as you might expect, bit of buckle rash but no big dents or anything. Please see the pictures showing the edges of the bass and the various hardware etc. The only notable scratch is below the tailpiece (pictured) and some string wear on the pickups (also pictured).

Weight is 4.65kg / 10.25 lbs.

The bass is currently packaged ready to be shipped via UPS courier across the UK, or collection is welcome from Chorley in Lancashire, or from Chadderton in Greater Manchester.

Any questions, ask away.

Thanks for looking, Phil.




























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Gorgeous and fairly local. Sadly it’s too heavy for me. Strange as the only others from that era I’ve played have been fairly light.

Regardless, best of luck with the sale.

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Gorgeous and very, very well priced!  Incredible instruments...

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Hi everyone,

This is still available, and I have dropped the price to £1195.

Thanks for looking!


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