PRODUCED: 1985 - Current
TYPE: Carved double-cutaway body, laminated neck-through, active 5-string
BODY: 2-piece bubinga
NECK: 7-piece afzelia & wenge, 26 medium frets
SCALE LENGTH: 864mm (34-inch)
FINGERBOARD: Wenge, no poison markers on fretboard, ebony and fretless also available
HARDWARE: Black fully adjustable bridge, Brass ‘Just-A Nut,
PICKUPS: Two MEC J-style units
CONTROLS: Stacked Volume & active mid range cut/boost, push/pull active/passive switching, stacked tone with bass & treble cut/boost, panning control
FEATURES: Bridge has separate tailpiece, Straplocks fitted, batteries housed in control cavity, distinctive angle on the tuners
FINISHES: Natural and colours
COMMENTS: Warwick are well known for their quality of build and general attention to detail and like much of their bass range the Thumb is available in several different configurations as far as woods used, pickup types and their positioning is concerned.
However the twin pickup, electronics and general neck through construction remains and although the original 4-string Thumb was something of a beast a general slimming down on proportions and the introduction of the 5-string has undoubtedly made it the flagship instrument for the company. Available in 4, 5 & 6-string versions and with bolt-on construction.