Warwick Thumb NT 5
Warwick Thumb NT 5

Thumb NT 5, Electric Fretless Bass from Warwick in the Thumb NT series.

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tony poppins11/23/2006

tony poppins's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Warwick Thumb NT 5
B] - In what country does she makes? [/ b]

Made in Germany, we note the precision and care for a precise finish.

- How many frets?

26 boxes, friends! Must remove the tomtom to navigate!
but personally, that's what I've always missed out on a low ... and what was my choice to orient thumb:
access to the acute is better than on any other bass series.
to find better must move towards ZON or JerzyDrozd (not the same price)

the pitch longer can have a set of strings ideal ultra light
to find the sound of Claypool and especially leslie bender galore.

- What types of micro and their configuration?

sailing down hurts ... we find the MEC active micro costly to make and present in almost its total intruments ... why make such a good violin and accessories so convenient for us to spoil it all with these microphones.
but be careful, everyone will see things differently depending on the sensitivity sound research.
I find them excellent in the bass and midrange, crossing the group literally any style of music, thanks to the depth and tone they produce.
can also be satisfied with the acute, but they are, to my taste, even a cold antartiquesque contreballances onctuosit the lamps of the Ampeg SVT.

but just take a walk with his luthier prfr, and now the team as microphones Benedetti (rest in peace) raliss of measures, this bass is a fighter!

- What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?

also we find the classic style of the brand but the efficiency ALEMBIC formidable
the bridge in two parts which can be adjusted in height, depth and spacing between cordres and, with drops of polish on the screws, not to be moved further than your great grand-son inherits.

What rglages (volume, Tone slecteur micro ...)?

A potentiometer adjustable volume selection microphones + + push / pull active passive (battery if stranded)
2 potentiometer adjustable meduims (a regal with this type of wood)
3 potentiometer adjustable treble and bass
So very quiet for three pots 6 settings

- What type of race?

the menu for tonight, with his neck-9 pieces of wood (ebony, and ovankgol Babinga pommel), if after that you're still hungry, after a passont


- The handle is it enjoyable?

The ebony fingerboard and frets enriched copper allow you to have a resistance to wear indniable (Germanic spirit still up).
The saddle is height adjustable for each string on older models (copper) and each of its ends to the new (plastic) for a height adjustment cords F1 worthy of a ...
the width of the handle is ideally thin, allowing you to have a very small gap between strings, ideal for picnic worthy of Paco de Lucia!
but it can present a big disadvantage for players nags or gestures slappeurs energiques.Non not in terms of response of the bass, which always present and effective in its sound reproduction, will not forgive your mistakes and pass them directly to your ears and more importantly, to those of your listeners!

but there is a bad word to say (at last! and 2): the handle is thick enough, even "equipquot, large paws and especially long fingers, your Veloci and your fast is temporarily reduced.
the 'beast' as a request so to adapt but after you will not have you passer.c is satisfied or refund.

- Access in acute (dernires freight) is it easy?

As already stated: this point is on the podium with 26 boxes and access to acute without breaking the wrist or thumb up against the body of the beautiful (race driver)

- Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?

the bass is very well equilibre.Sa small and narrow shape is very special, we like it or hate it ... but low among the first to be curved, perfectly matches the shape of your belly (heineken when you hold us) and hold on you to convey his good vibrations!
for bassists playing the instrument top (chest), it is over the pain plexus.
Ah, the third and final default!
Its weight is huge! How such a small device it can weigh as heavy!
utiliss woods provide him the unique sound, but at what price ... you really have a very very very wide strap or type Neotech to reduce the weight.
They are part of a family of African wood that is among only a sink in the water ....
but most of the time I'm forced to play sitting in a position that is so ideal with the thumb.
Sessions kin are to be expected (no joke this time ...) and exercise to build muscles and shoulders.
it is recognizable between players THUMB: we all left shoulder leaning forward and down ...

- Gets it easy to sound good? ...

oh yes, but the sound warwick essentiellement.Un its ideal for melting, perfect for funk, pop in the huge ... again, this bass is like a single piece of wood, the sustain is as long as Highway 66 and the response is so severe at the height of our requirements bassist.


- Appropriate are your style of music?

As said above While ideal in the merger, is not limited THUMB anything else, it can enrichire color noise in metal bands (I love mix), the slipknot guy swears by the model 4-string ...

- With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?

with SVT3 AMPEG in stereo with the TRACE Elloit smx GP12
JACQUES autowha and distortion / delay, noise suppressor, chorus, loop station Boss / Digitech Whammy / compressor SAMSON

took me a while to get into the effects because I did not want to distort what's so special THUMB but the rendering is excellent

if you want to record with, I advise you to change the prampli-board to remove the breath has its source and to add a battery to move it to 18 volts.
ca's there's more to enter the strip and go!
- What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?

do not ask him to ring or Jazzbass MusicMan. each has his job and his physical singularity is reflected in its unique sound with very rich meduims acute types and velvety bass, we eat ...
the position of the two microphones is very raproche the bridge: the sound and the position of the hand is close to that of JACO but the wood species allow it to free his time and does not prevent us from having enormous bass

- What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest?

Good To take his sound palette.


- How long have you use it? Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

It's been about 10 years I am a huge fan of the brand: streamer, Fortess, infinity, thumb 4cordes driver etc ...
after infidelity with Cort (a toy playschool), Ibanez (its interesting, shame about the reliability) BOSSA (regardless of his berserk!) YAMAHA (an incredible Swiss army knife!)
I wanted to choose between a model of violin and warwick tumb.
and finally since 2002, is the thumb and no regrets even if it cost me a left shoulder that gives me leaving me like an old grandpa.

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

will I be objective after all this ode? ..

- How do you report qualitprix?

it is expensive but it can be an instrument of life as the finish will not move as much as the less expensive models that requires frequent adjustments in the luthier.
my model is still a production model which does not care for a model of violin making.
Evidence for a default home important and which WARWICK MUSIC STRINGS (french distributor of the brand) did not want to take charge: the neck was like a stepping stone to the treble, the luthier's corner had to make a planimetry was my cool, nice ...

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

yes but by asking to access the custom of the mark to July 1 cordres custom ... but it's still a privilege of stars or wealthy clients ...

yann.basse's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Warwick Thumb NT 5
Made in Germany
MODEL 1995 I think (I bought used in 1997)
Driver Channel
3-band EQ over an asset, two 9V batteries.
I do not know if the microphones taient CME or EMG.
Super low


A bass with a great big sound. The flagship of the brand.
By trs against evil in the 5-string balance. She slumps as I have rarely seen. but you get used because the handle is so enjoyable ...


The most complete versatility.
I played the reggae era. Happiness!


CHRE low but good quality trs.
However, this is too expensive, except for occasionally, but if everyone achte opportunity ...