Superb Red 1991 Warwick 6 String Custom Thumb Bass, Sims Fret Lights, Ex Mario Cipollina-Huey Lewis & The News


  • 1991 Model
  • Ex Mario Cipollina-Huey Lewis & The News
  • Custom Made For The L.A Bass Centre
  • 34″ Scale
  • Bubinga Body
  • Bubinga Neck-Through-Body
  • Wenge Fingerboard
  • 26 Bell Brass Frets
  • Bartolini Soapbar Pickups
  • Stacked Push/Pull Volume/Pickup Pan Control
  • Pickup Blend Control
  • Stacked Bass/Treble Tone Control
  • Red Sims Side LED Fret Position Markers
  • 12.7Lb
  • Hard Case

Here we have a great opportunity for you to own a truly superb ‘Warwick 6 String Custom Thumb Bass’ with some provenance. This model was custom made specifically for the L.A Bass Centre back in 1991 & was used/toured by Mario Cipollina (Huey Lewis & The News)

It is a stunningly playable 6 string bass, fitted with active Bartolini soapbar pickups & some really fab red Sims side LED fret position markers, that are operated by a mini toggle on the body. The action is 2nd to none & the overall construction is spot-on. The versatile active electrics work perfectly. (See manual in the PDF below) With this model, when you pull the volume knob out, it bypasses the bass and treble stack knob, so if your battery dies, you can still play in passive mode but with no tone control

She is in fantastic all-round condition, with just one (2nd string) M4 machine head replaced, but with a true to the original, Schaller M4 head, the only difference is that it has the generic ‘Schaller’ logo on the gear cover rather than the Warwick logo, but its the exact same & correct M4 head.
She has some very minor play wear & a couple of small body dings, but nothing that’s not in keeping with her age & usage. All-in all this is one superb instrument & you wont come across another like it.

Check out the PDF below for general Warwick design/construction spec:



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