Warwick Thumb

Bass Guitar

The Warwick Thumb is an electric bass used by Prince and Sonny T in the 1990s. It was Prince's primary studio bass in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Prince had three Thumb basses:

  • A white Thumb with a custom "eye" graphic. This was Prince's main live and studio bass. It appears in many photographs and videos from the mid to late 1990s.
  • A black Thumb with the lyrics to Gold printed in gold lettering. It can appears in the Gold and Endorphinmachine videos, played by Sonny T.
  • A natural fretless Thumb. Prince hardly used this bass. 

All three Thumb basses remain in the collection at Paisley Park and appear in the Prince - Guitar & Bass book.