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SOLD - 1988 Warwick Thumb NT Price drop
£1300
Kendal UK

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I have a bit of a thing about old Warwick Thumbs. I've owned 3 and my ACG Uber spec Finn had woods inspired by a Thumb.

I bought this bass in September last year to ease my desire to own one as a collector, to be played occasionally in the 'shed'. It is as seen in the photos and the trussrod works fine. I've replaced the body straplock button as the original had worn out (this has been a players bass for many years). The bass/treble tone pot was stiff and I bought a new MEC replacement. The original freed up with Servisol switch cleaner so the MEC pot is included. The frets have been cleaned and there is plenty of life there.

Weight is just North of 10ibs and with a Comffort style strap it balances just fine. 

But enough of the technical stuff. It is a thing of beauty to those afflicted and it growls.

I have priced £50 more than what I paid to take into account the MEC pot, strap locks and a generic hard case. I can include a Comffort strap if the buyer needs one (size sm/md).

Photos are from Phil who I bought it from as they are both great and fully reflect the condition of this classic.

I would prefer collection. I'm happy to meet up a reasonable distance away and it can be checked out at my home, socially distanced of course. I can post at cost and that will include insurance.

Reason for sale? I'm retiring at the end of the month, Greene King IS that old! I need to streamline my finances and become financially responsible before it's too late. It'll leave me 4 basses that with the restrictions I'm still not using to any effect. 

Feel free to throw questions in my direction. I'm even happy to have folk tell me 'if only it was a 5 string, it's too heavy for me, if only my car didn't need a new warp drive controller' etc.

Live long and prosper!

 

 

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Having recently purchased a wonderful 1990 Thumb bass on basschat from @paul j h I just would like to say "Mojo, Mojo, Mojo!!" Sounds and play's fantastic!! Older Warwick's in my humble opinion  are so, so  much better than today's. Somebody will be very happy with this one!! Excellent condition, Good price 👍😀 GLWTS

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Nostalgia attack 😢

1990 in a hot sweaty basement gig... I snapped my first G string, slapping like a mad thing, nearly took the guitarist's eye out 😂

Looks like a peachy example, glwts!

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I've eased the price down to £1250. No trades. A note, the volume pot has been previously replaced with the correct spec MEC pot but it has a push/pull switch that's not connected as this bass didn't have the active/passive option originally.

Peter

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I am so surprised this is still here, I have it’s brother, same year same spec owned from new by me, a collectible if ever a bass was/is. I play fivers now and my bass is a wall decoration, nurtured and caressed regularly. I had a ‘90 Fretless but sold it and it would be a shame to buy this and defret, but I digress. 

GLWTS there are not many left guys you will not be disappointed you’d pay this money and more for a half arsed endorsed Fender regurgitated bass that didn’t (IMO) sound half as good as this. 

 

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5 minutes ago, Oldman said:

I am so surprised this is still here, I have it’s brother, same year same spec owned from new by me, a collectible if ever a bass was/is. I play fivers now and my bass is a wall decoration, nurtured and caressed regularly. I had a ‘90 Fretless but sold it and it would be a shame to buy this and defret, but I digress. 

GLWTS there are not many left guys you will not be disappointed you’d pay this money for a half arsed endorsed Fender regurgitated bass.

 

Thank you. So very true. 

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That is very nice, not normally a Warwick fan and am driving past on family holibobs, wonder if I can hide a bass I with the packing?!

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Just now, GreeneKing said:

You’re welcome to call in :) Enjoy those holidays.

That bit I know and am happy with!!

its the look of disappointment again from The Mrs that will burn the whole car journey!!

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Had mine since 89 with original EMG pick ups. Had the eletronics replaced with Warwicks only replacement of MEC. No difference in sound from the bass and the pots are far nicer to use.

This era bass has the nicest neck i've ever played. At this price its a steal. Like someone else said they don't come along too often these days and those early Warwicks are by far better than the later ones. Build quality is superb.

GLWTS

Dave  

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