Looking for a custom fender bass, who would you recommend?

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  1. ghostjs

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    Hi fellow Talkbassists,

    Its been a while since I've posted anything (mainly because I've been extremely happy with my Lakland basses), but I'm in the market again for a relatively affordable custom bass built with fender style parts.
    I know Dan Atkinson had built something similar to what I'm looking for, but I'm unsure if he does that anymore (anyone know?)


    So practically I'm looking for someone who can build a budget Warmoth-like bass for me.

    Anyone know/can build something upon request?
  2. JazzBass1949

    JazzBass1949 I Did That Ya I played There Ya I Did What a Blast Supporting Member

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    I have some on here I custom Build Fender American Jazz Bass , there are 2 I have for sale and Done well for ya Now.... Let me know if Interested Jazzbass1949

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  3. ghostjs

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    Hey thanks for responding, so how much of it do you do by yourself? Can you message me some pricing you may have?
  4. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    Since 1964, I have played a lot of Fender basses, (Jazz and Precision). My favorite Fender is a team-built 2011 Fender Custom Shop early '60s Jazz Relic Duotone. About $3.2K USD. I have forsaken all others for it.

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  6. Mvilmany

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    Carvin SB4000 (or 4001, 5000, or , 5001). There's are basically Jazz basses & you can get custom everything for around a grand. Even with freaky top woods and inlays you're still under $1500.
  7. ghostjs

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    I was more looking in the lines of fender style design, nothing too over-the-top. Just wondering if someone here does Warmoth builds or something similar
  8. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    Subbed, because I too want to know. I am debating Warmoth just because I would like the Fender headstock, I do not want the Fender decal but I want the Fender headstock. I am concerned about contacting a builder about this since it is probably illegal to build one professionally.
  9. ghostjs

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    Hm you may be right, unless they just disassemble the neck from the body (at least that's what I heard)
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  11. JazzBass1949

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    No, Warmoth and ACG and such can only use the headstock because they are officially licensed by Fender. Obviously I don't know the details of the agreement, but they almost certainly pay some sort of fee to Fender for the privilege.
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    JazzBass1949 I Did That Ya I played There Ya I Did What a Blast Supporting Member

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    Warmoth Rebuild I did Killer Bass , Lindy Fralin's and the rest

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  16. ghostjs

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    May be going with GAMMA Basses with Joey, any other suggestions?
  17. Webtroll

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    There's a killer Jazz bass with a Fender neck in the classifieds right now. It's a parts bass, but damn fine parts and pretty as hell.
  18. ghostjs

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    I'd probably look at it, but my goal is to give business to a Talkbasser who can build me the bass to my exact specs
  19. philvanv

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    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can **** off
    I think its a great choice. He told me what would work and what of my ideas he thought he could make better with his knowledge. I got a bass that was set up comfortable and powerful. Everybody that has checked it out dig on it. Please keep up dated, id would like to know what model your gonna get after you decide.
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  21. Joe Milstein

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    Thanks Phil for the nice comments on my GAMMAs. Thrilled that you love that ALPHA Model so much... I am here to please ..... ;)

    Cheers!

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