This is a very special bass: Limited Edition Warwick Thumb Bass Bolt On.
Every year Warwick produce a Limited Edition model and for 2020 the chosen one is the Thumb Bass in Custom Shop and GPS version. This is the GPS model. Only 100 of these have been made and this is number 85.
Special features are:
- 1" mahogany burl top/mahogany back
- Gold hardware
- Collector bass
Of course it is 100% made in Germany.
This is a Thumb Bass and it is also 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 ovangkol neck is really solid and stable and it has the classic Warwick oil finish which makes it a joy to play. The wenge fingerboard is just perfect.
A great piece of ebony has been used for the gorgeous fingerboard which has two full octaves and features side dots for easy intonation.
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 and Treble. Of course you also get Passive mode by pulling the Volume pot.
Two great sounding active MEC Single Coil pickups are used. The Thumb Bass has always been a favourite among bassplayers because of its distinctiv midrange that lets the instrument find it's place in the mix effortlessly.
The low B is simply perfect as is the case with all Warwick basses. It is powerful and clear.
This instrument comes with a Premium Line RockBag gigbag plus all the tools you need to set up the bass as well as straplocks.