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=The Warwick Thumb Club=

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by thndrstk6, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. PaulS

    PaulS Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Oh yeah? What do you have your eye on? Inquiring minds....:rolleyes:

    Slap was the reason I wanted that bass. I made a mistake with my Streamer getting the double buck instead of the jazzman p/u configuration. The $$ sounds amazing fingerstyle, but the size of the pickups inhibits my slapping. Don't regret having it but maybe just got too enthralled with the range of sounds I could get out of it.
     
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    I'm not certain what's next. Maybe another Thumb. Probably another Thumb. Possibly a Nobby though.

    Might need to recover from holiday spending first.

    I hear ya on the $$ and restricted slap space. The only bummer about the passive MEC jazz pup; is that it is horribly noisy. Like really bad. As has been widely discussed over the years. I'm usually on the bridge pup 100% with Lacie.
     
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  3. jester

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    May I suggest a Nordstrand split-coil for the neck position.
     
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  4. PaulS

    PaulS Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Jester is that what they use in the Ibanez fancy basses now?
     
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    Indeed yes, and for good reasons. A split J in the neck position on this bass will add loads of tonal expression, with zero noise.
     
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    Hi,

    Does anyone have any experience with putting a Darkglass Tone Capsule in a Thumb? The local bass store had a great offer on it on black Friday, so I bought it more or less on a whim :) Considering putting it into either my Thumb NT 5 fretless or my Korean PS 5 fretless.

    Tone Capsule – Darkglass Electronics

    I don't know much about electronics or soldering, though, so I'll either get a savvy friend or a tech at the shop to help me do the actual installation.
     
  7. jester

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    I guess the best method would be to just try it and see. Darkglass creates fascinating devices. Perhaps it's time to learn electronics basics? It's really simple stuff. You can go practical. Like playing the bass without knowing too much music theory, hehe.
     
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    Awesome basses and awesome painting!
     
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  9. Hoggles

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    Jackie wanted a little sun today. Sun cooperated.

    20171209_120429_HDRJackie.jpg
     
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    Opinions? Not mine! Story says that this is a custom order from 1990, handed over from HPW himself to the first owner, who now wants to part with it.

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    You guys are just rubbing it in since I sold mine yesterday.....jeez

    I hate all of you!
     
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    Lovely! Thank you for sharing! I’m a fool for a pretty bass!
     
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    That’s certainly s unique pickup configuration.
     
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    I wonder if this is the same one that passed through the heads up thread a few years back. I think most of us dismissed it as being a mod. I'd be surprised if it was indeed original.

    That pic makes the neck pup look like it's tilted the opposite of the normal slant of the 5er config. It's not even level with the fretboard. A bit odd (maybe to make a bit of room for slap?). I'd love to see a more detailed pic of that neck pup, to see if it looks like a Wick routing job. I seem to recall I had doubts about the workmanship of that one I mentioned. Might have to dig through the forum.
     
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    Neck pu looks fine. It is a trick of light and shadow. If HPW delivered it himself then it is mounted as ordered by the customer.

    I however think that third pickup is nonsense on a Thumb bass.
     
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    Much agreed with Marco. What were they thinking?
     
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    BTW I was spot on in the chatbox stating it was a 1990. Yay me! The shape and dot markers kinda gave it away.
     
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    So, how many of y'all have transplanted newer MEC electronics into your older Thumbs? I'm thinking about getting one of the modern 3-band setups for the NT and putting it into my BO fretless. Any thoughts? Also considering an OBP-3 for both the Thumb and the RB Fortress 5. Oh, and I will definitely be making a new Fortress body for this RB and placing the pickups like a Thumb 5. It won't sound exactly the same but it will be similar and will be a ton of fun to play with.
     
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    That's a serious thought. I'll have to see if there is an active pickup version (I have MEC golds on both of these things) or I could just get some Nordstrands to go along with it >:)
     
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