=The Warwick Thumb Club=

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  1. ectoflanger

    ectoflanger Supporting Member

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    Sorry but I've been too ADD to set up a video- so here you have it blow by blow in pics... Pardon the clutter-- I've been working a lot and was in the middle of doing the laundry, and it is on a sailboat...

    Though it was late, I checked her out and the action is phenomenal-- I had heard rumors but did not imagine it was that good.


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    NT 5 Under Veil.jpg

    Meet Miss Eva Karr-Bronck.
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    Thumb NT 5 Cerificate.jpg
     
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    I just got to play it plugged in for the first time last night. And what they say is true: a Thumb sounds like a Thumb. And I'm completely in love.


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    WOW! Congrats Ecto!!!! Stunning!

    I can't imagine there are many Wicks, let alone Thumbs, on sailboats.... This makes me happy.

    Have fun!! :D
     
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  4. RIP

    RIP California U.S.A. Supporting Member

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    Those pictures are like looking at a Playboy magazine for the first time....I just can't stop looking!!
     
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    I suppose in that context my post was more a striptease than unboxing! The veil was a nice touch I thought.

    Thank you for your kind words.


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    Anybody have real world experience with tonal differences between an ovangkol-bodied Thumb and a maple-bodied Thumb?


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    My Bleached Blonde is weaker in the mids, but more crispi in the highs, slightly less growl in the lower area than the Ovangkol Bodied. (The Blonde is a 4String, the Ovangkol-Thumb a 5er)
    I can not tell how much difference is caused by the different pickup positions
     
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  8. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member Warwick Endorser Supporting Member

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    Beautiful instrument, mate!
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member Warwick Endorser Supporting Member

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    Pickup position has a pretty big influence in sound. Being an electric thing, probably the biggest influence :)
     
  10. ectoflanger

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    Thank you!

    It's Caleb's bass-- I'm hiding it from Lenore....shhh...
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member Warwick Endorser Supporting Member

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    Hehehe!!!! BTW, I wand more of your novel!!!! I am forced to re read the tin drum now to keep me busy :)
     
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    ectoflanger Supporting Member

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    Gunther Grass'novel? Ohh that's a hard one-- the film even worse. I'll have to hurry then. I've been stalled on page four of Chapter 28 for the past couple of weeks owing to burn out, but when I've finished 32 or so, I will have finished a reasonable batch to send you, particularly since the average chapter length is a bit longer than 11-21.
     
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  13. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member Warwick Endorser Supporting Member

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    :)
    I find it quite an enjoayable read, and I didn't see the movie yet. After I finish it I will, I promise!
     
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    Please don't! But if you do, don't say I didn't warn you!
     
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    so umm.....I bought my first Thumb last November and until a few months ago when I joined a new band it was a bedroom player.

    I since have used it every time we play and have not once experience any neck dive.....I use a 2.5 inch padded Franklin strap (smooth leather) and I cant get it to dive..... even when Im trying to get it to dive.

    Weird because I hear a lot of stories of neck dive, but I haven't experienced it ......anyone else have the same results as me?
     
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    Honestly never noticed it with my heavy ass thumb either. Use a 3" strap
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member Warwick Endorser Supporting Member

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    I don't think it actually dives, but it wants to stay in a different position (horizontal-ish" Also, because of the short upper horn, it is placed to the right. So I guess my biggest issue with thumbs is that being a not-so-tall person (176 cm) my left hand has to stay really stretched, and it is hurting my shoulder too.
     
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    Back in the Thumb club after a bit of an absence :)

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    Congrats, Kev! Beauty! And dat 5th Anny. Wow
     
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    In the last two months, my 2000 Thumb NT4 (fretted) has been improved from its factory-stock state.

    One of my bands rehearses at a studio a few blocks away from NYC's Empire State Building's radio transmitters. The Thumb was picking up lots of radio interference. That never, ever happened before, but in this studio it was unplayable. None of my other basses had the problem there.

    Turned out that the paint in the control cavity wasn't conductive and the back cover was unconductive plastic! So my tech pulled out all the electronics and lined the control cavity and cover with copper tape. Problem gone!

    And then the MEC 18V 3-band EQ pre-amp was as noisy as could be, hissing ridiculously. I replaced the two op-amps with lower noise ones. It's much, much quieter now, at the expense of reduced battery life. That's a trade I'm happy to make.

    And the Thumb has had some other maintenance too. A few months ago I sent the bass down to Warwick in Nashville TN for some work: the neck had a bow and a slight twist that the truss rod couldn't remove. They used a heater to re-curve the neck and now it's playable again.

    Love my Thumb. It's my #1 bass.
     
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