Warwick Pro Series Thumb BO 5


5-String Electric Bass

  • Body: Ovangkol
  • Bolt-on neck: Ovangkol
  • Fretboard: Wenge
  • Scale: 864 mm (34", long scale)
  • Fretboard radius: 26"
  • Nut width: 45 mm
  • Just-A-Nut III Tedur nut
  • 24 Jumbo extra hard brass frets (width: 2.9 mm/ height: 1.3 mm)
  • Pickups: 2 active MEC J / J single coils
  • Active MEC 2-way electronics
  • Volume control with push / pull function
  • Balance control
  • Stacked treble and bass controls
  • Warwick 2-piece 3D bridge and tailpiece
  • String spacing: 16.5 mm
  • Distance B to G string: 66 mm
  • Warwick machine heads
  • Warwick Security Locks
  • Chrome hardware
  • Strings: Warwick Black Label Strings (40301 M) .045"- .135"
  • CO2 neutral production
  • Finish: UV painting
  • Colour: Natural Transparent Satin
  • Weight: approx.4.4 kg
  • Warwick Pro Series User Kit and Starline RockBag included
  • Made in Germany

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available since June 2020
Item number 489065
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Natural
Soundboard Ovangkol
Neck Ovangkol
Fretboard Wenge
Frets 24
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System JJ
Elektronic Aktive, Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag Yes
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Better than I could have imagined
James K. 20.07.2021
I had saved for a long time for this instrument and worried it would not live up to my high expectations for it and also worried purchasing such an expensive instrument online and from overseas, my expectations were exceeded in every way and there was nothing to be worried about!

The bass arrived triple boxed, yes triple! With lots of sustainable and recycleable cardboard packaging and stuffing to protect the instrument.

The bass was also packed inside a very sturdy gigbag which is included, it has a quite stiff exterior for a gigbag and seems very strong.

Inside the gigbag there is a toolkit with all the necessary tools for adjusting your bass, a picture of the bass on the day it was completed, a certificate of authenticity and a usb with a digital picture of the bass and all the required information in how to adjust and care for the instrument. These additional touches before i had even seen the bass really added to the experience and were a very nice touch.

The bass fretboard was protected with a warwick fretboard protector, which again was a really nice touch, removing this reveals the immaculate shiny bell bronze frets and the beautifully patterned wenge fretboard. The body wood is ovangkol which had a beautiful grain and a lovely flame effect to the natural wood which dances in the light almost like holographic material, the finish on the body was satin and was flawless.

The neck is also ovangkol, 4 piece construction and very sturdy, the satin finish is so thin on the neck it feels almost like there is no finish at all, its extremely smooth and the neck is thin and fast but still feels substantial.

All the hardware was perfect, installed correctly and worked well, tuners turned freely, knobs turn smoothly with nice centre detents on the balance and stacked bass/treble, the bass was well set up with a medium/low action and felt very professional, this bass is also quite weighty at over 4kgs, however this adds to the sturdy feeling of the instrument.

The bass comes with straplocks, another touch of class and professionalism, when standing up the bass neck sits just north of level, which for me is just fine. When plugging the bass in the input jack seems a hogh quality and gave a nice reassuring click. The bass is clear and articulate, the b string sound is pristine, despite the low-ish action there was no fretbuzz, no dead spots on the fretboard and no sharp fret ends.

The instrument has the signature thumb bass growl as expected with both pickups blended evenly, boosting the bass and treble increases the depth of tone available and also gently increases the signature growl of the bass. Also to note, the bass was in tune out of the box, another thing which indicates the care taken packing and shipping the instrument which was another positive.

Overall i cannot fault the fit/finish/playability or sound of this isntrument, it is everything I wanted from it and more. If youre interested in the signature thumb sound and impeccable craftsmanship i can highly recommend this bass.


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Une basse incroyable...
Haxios 26.02.2022
Bois exotiques de qualité, travail de finition irréprochable.
Les frettes de ce modèle sont en laiton et pas en maillechort comme indiqué dans la description du produit.
-Confort de jeu:
Le manche est certainement le meilleur sur lequel j'ai pu jouer. Avec une bonne sangle, la basse est plutôt bien équilibrée et pas si lourde que ça. Assis ou debout elle est facile à jouer. L'accès aux aigus est correct sauf pour les 3 dernières cases qui se situent sur le corps. Les réglages disponibles grâce au sillet et au chevalet orientable sont justes géniaux.
On aime ou on déteste, moi je trouve ça fabuleux. Le son est très typé mais avec quelques réglages elle peut presque tout jouer. C'est une flèche dans le mix, impossible de ne pas la reconnaître quand on l'entend dans un enregistrement.
Le "Si" grave est monstrueux malgré le diapason 34".
-Les inconvénients et irritants:
Malgré un super son, le côté "trebly" en fait un générateur d'harmonique. Il vous faudra un temps d'adaptation.
Les cordes aciers montées d'origine sur la basse étaient dans un très mauvais état malgré le fait que l'instrument est été produit fin 2021. Au prix de l'instrument, un jeu de cordes neuves auraient été le bienvenu.
Le chevalet présente le gros défaut sur les modèles 5 cordes de n'accepter que des cordes de "Si" de type "tapewound" pour les tirants supérieur à 125" et même avec ce tirant, sur un jeu de Super Slinky 2824 j'ai dû légèrement écraser la corde avec une pince pour qu'elle rentre complètement dans l'encoche du pontet.
Résultat 1 étoile en moins :-/

En conclusion, je suis très heureux de cet achat et remercie thomann pour le sérieux de leur logistique et leur disponibilité.