100% made in Germany Warwick bass
This is a Thumb Bass 5 and it is also a collector's item as well as it is the 2007 Limited Edition model aka "Flamming Blonde". Of course this is a NEW bass.
The Thumb Bass is one of the brand’s most iconic designs. The small body has found a lot of fans through the years and it's been a classic design from the early stages of Warwick back in the 80's
The neck is really solid and stable and it has the classic Warwick oil finish which makes it a joy to play. The ebony fingerboard is just perfect and in this case it features some really cool flames inlays.
Warwick's frets are made using the same material that German church bells are made of so you can expect perfect sustain and resonance as well as extra life from them.
Sustain in this bass seems to be endless indeed. This is also thanks to the great tailpiece/bridge combination which allows the strings to have the perfect break angle at the bridge. Of course you can adjust the bridge in all directions: overall and individual height, intonation, string spacing, etc.
Small details such as pickup height adjustment have been redisgned and improved using metal inserts for the screws in the body of the bass meaning you can set the correct pickup height effortlessly. Cool.
Of course there's a two way truss rod so you can tweak the neck yo suit your climate and/or playing style. The truss rod can be accessed easily.
Also electronics are easily serviced. No tool is needed to access the battery which by the way is found inside an ultra clean electronics area. Just use your fingernails to open the rear electronics plate. Cool. Conductive paint is used thoughout and just the right amount of wireand top notch parts. We love it.
Warwick's trademark headstock is also ergonomic. All tuners are placed for the player to reach them easily. The adjustable nut (a classic feature from Warwick) is the final touch on a perfectly designed bass.
German made MEC electronics are used. The term here would be ultra quiet and effective. You get Volume, Balance, Bass, Midrange and Treble. Of course you also get Passive mode by pulling the Volume pot.
Two great sounding MEC pickups are used. A Single coil at the neck and a Humbucker at the bridge. The Humbuker allows for Single/Humbucker mode by pulling the Treble pot. Lots of great tones can be achieved easily on this bass.
The Low B string in this bass is simply perfect. Loud, clear and in perfect harmony with the other 4 strings. This is something you don't find in all 5 string basses, by the way.
These are the special appointments that make this THUMB BASS 5 LIMITED EDITION 2007 bass special:
- Lacewood body (with a thin piece of yellowheart sandshiched in between)
- Lacewood top
- Wenge-Yellowheart neck
- Ebony fingerboard
- MEC S/MM pickups
- Black hardarware
This instrument comes with a Premium Line RockBag gigbag plus all the tools you need to set up the bass as well as straplocks.