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Warwick German Thumb 4 Electric Bass (with Case)

The punchy tone of the MEC J/J single-coil pickups combines with the rich sound of the Bubinga body to give the Warwick German Thumb 4 a powerful voice. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Active MEC JJ pickups Punchy and focused bass tone
Bubinga back and sides Darker tonality, good projection
Bubinga top Focused, with a long sustain and clear tone
Wenge fretboard Hard wood with open grain for raw feel

Warwick German Thumb 4 Electric Bass

The Warwick German Thumb bolt-on electric bass guitar features active MEC 2-way electronics and 2 MEC J/J single-coil pickups to ensure rich, warm tones. The Thumb bass is a balanced bass that plays well with access to the upper frets. The frets and nut make each note sound clear and bright with a good punch.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Warwick products.
- Machineheads: Warwick Machine Heads
- Nut: Just-A-Nut III Brass
- Neck Wood: Wenge neck, 3 laminations
- Fretboard: Wenge fingerboard (fretted), Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard (fretless)
- Fluorescent Side Dot: lluminated Side-Dots
- Fingerboard Radius: 20"
- Scale length: 34" (long scale)
- Fret quantity material and size: 24 Jumbo Bronze (extra hard) frets (width: 2.9 mm / height: 1.3 mm)
- Frets: IFT - Invisible Fretwork Technology
- Body Shape: Curved Body Shape
- Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood): Bubinga body
- Pickups: Active MEC J/J pickups
- Electronics: Active MEC 2-way electronics
- Pot layout: Volume P/P / Balance / Treble & Bass stacked
- Bridge system: 2-piece solid Brass Warwick Bridge
- Strap system: Warwick security locks
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Left Righthand: right-handed or left-handed
- Colour possibilities: Natural Oil Finish, Coloured Oil Finish or High Polish Finish
- Hardware colour: Black, Chrome or Gold hardware
- String label / gauges: Warwick EMP strings 045" - 105" (38200M)
- Weight: 4.0 kg
- Included accessories: Warwick User Kit
- Packing: Flight Case by RockCase(R) (RC 10830 SA W)
- Certificate: Individually issued certificate of authenticity
zZounds Expert Review
This year I've been so excited to see our bass inventory grow. An intriguing addition is the Warwick German Thumb bass. The Thumb has a uniquely shaped small body that packs a punch. I went to pick it up off the stand, and was immediately surprised how heavy it was. Bubinga (the body wood of this bass) is not only beautiful, but its density makes for maximum resonance. I also could not get over the comfort and beauty of the wenge neck. The MEC J style pickups along with the Warwick brass 3D bridge, brass adjustable nut and brass frets give this bass the consummate Warwick sound. The German Warwick Thumb bass is one of the finest high-end instruments we have, and a personal favorite of mine!

- Martin, Bass Specialist, zZounds Guitar Expert Team

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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Wow.!!!!!!!!! "
Overall: I wanted something different, high quality with easy playability and this beauty covers all basses (pun intended). I initially had my heart set on a Music Man Classic so I ordered one and while I was waiting for that bass to get back in stock I kept returning to this site to check out other basses and soon I noticed I was spending more and more time looking at the Warwicks this Thumb in particular. I was put off by the price at first but I knew these German Thumbs were the company's flagship bass and the quality was off the charts and I loved all of the sound clips I saw on YouTube so I canceled the Ray and ordered this bass. The bass arrived within a couple of days and I notice how heavy the package is? ( I forgot it comes with a flight case) it has to be the best packaging job I've ever seen it's triple boxed!. I finally get it out of the boxes and my jaw dropped the flight case is absolutely beautiful then I open the case and man oh man! I've owned a lot of basses but this one just took my breath away it's even covered in a mini blanket with "Warwick" stitched on the front the case candy is also over the top and includes everything you need for adjustments it even has the beeswax for your neck and body. Sound- it has active pups so it has that gorgeous and classic Warwick growl and because the pups are active there is no drop in volume in passive mode. In my opinion the neck is somewhere between a P and a Jazz and the flatter fretboard makes it easy to get around even for smaller hands. The controls are very responsive a little goes a long way with a twist of the knobs the Thumb can give you a warm and mellow sound or that classic growl . The bass ships with Warwick's EMP coated strings and I love them the coating is really thin so you don't even notice they are coated I love the balance these strings have and they are breaking in nicely. Looks- the wood choices are just beautiful and the fret job is the best I've ever seen everything about this bass screams high end even the click of the center detents is so pronounced. The bass feels so good especially the neck it's super fast. The bass came setup perfectly and was ready to go right out of the case. I did notice one thing because the bass has a natural finish you want to make sure the humidity level is around 46° my bass was a little dehydrated so after getting the humidity level up I polished the body and neck with the included beeswax. This is probably my six or seventh purchase from zZounds and I won't buy from anyone else the customer service is old school you talk to "real" people who take care of you in a very helpful and friendly also emails are answered same day. I love their staff make this your last bass purchase you won't be disappointed.
Style of Music: I play everything from country to hip-hop
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