New warmoth day!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by billiam5billion, Feb 7, 2014.


  1. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion

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    This has been about three years in the gathering of parts, and here it finally is. Specs-
    Surf green warmoth body
    Mighty mite one-piece maple neck
    Elek-trix solderless wiring harness with push/pull series switch
    Rio Grande Muy Grande jazz pickups
    Q parts pearl dome knobs
    Cream warmoth pick guard
    Squier second hand tuners

    And here are some pics that simply do not do the color justice. Enjoy!
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  2. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion

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    Oh, and a gotoh 201 bridge!
  3. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    Sure is pretty, how does it play? Feel? What does it weigh?
  4. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion

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    It is definitely heavier than my Swamp Ash Precision, which feels like a feather after playing this one for a while. I would guess it's near the 10 lb mark. They both have Jazz necks, but this Mighty Mite feels way chunkier than the 90's MIM on the other one. It's like a P neck profile with a Jazz nut width. Weird, but I'm getting used to it. It is smooth though, and the frets are cleanly cut and filed.

    The sound is not at all what I'm used to, and I've owned Jazz basses before. The pole pieces on the pups are fatter than usual, and the sound is super hot. With the bridge on solo, it definitely gets that crisp, cutting "Flea" sound, especially with the brand-new DR high beams. The neck solo is honestly kinda wack, a little muddy but not in the good way. I'll probably never use that setting. So far my sweet spot is both pickups full with the tone rolled back about halfway. Good defined thump and it picks up the whole fretboard nicely. The switch is killer. Just roll everything up all the way and pull that sucker out and it sounds almost like a amped up piano. Loving that, and it works very well with my effects.

    Overall, I'm very happy with the looks and it'll do the job to keep me entertained soundwise, but it's also another reminder of why my Precision will probably remain my main player in the years to come.
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  6. Basshappi

    Basshappi

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    Congrats, looks fantastic!
  7. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion

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    Thanks! Once again, the folks at Warmoth knock it out of the park for me. The finish is creamy and flawless.
  8. garp

    garp

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    “Anticipation
    An-tic-i-pay-yay-shun
    It’s makin’ me wait,
    It’s keepin’ me way-yay-yay-yay-yay-tin’ ”
    — Carly Simon (1971)

    Congrats! Especially on your perseverance. I’ve had a Warmoth project in my head for about six years now, but have yet to progress to the “gathering” stage.
  9. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion

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    I started with a spare bridge a few years ago and I just started obsessing over surf green and this is what came out if it.
  10. SlingBass4

    SlingBass4 Supporting Member

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    You should experience Warmoth's Jazz neck with the "thin contour" and "graphite rods" options. Not cheap......but ever so nice and worth the investment ;)
  11. EagleMoon

    EagleMoon

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    Gorgeous bass!
  12. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion

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    I'm thinking next year's bonus might go to a neck upgrade. I've been playing all day and it just doesn't feel right.
  13. Marko5657

    Marko5657 Supporting Member

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    That’s a shame. The bass is gorgeous.
  14. LowEndWooly

    LowEndWooly Supporting Member

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    damn nice bass.

    I have a build in the making.. a custom P bass that'll be more of a stingray. I can't wait.
  15. Moosehead1966

    Moosehead1966 Supporting Member

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    I have been dreaming of this EXACT upgrade for my Atkinson P bass ( pictured on right in my avatar)..Thanks for the G.A.S. nudge..;)

    Marc
  16. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

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    Is that a new neck, or old/previously owned? I've been wondering whether anyone still makes traditional-style one-piece maple necks (though admittedly haven't really started investigating, just wondering).
  17. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion

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    Brand new, I even had to drill mounting holes and the tuning machine mounts.
  18. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

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    Love that color !
  19. SlingBass4

    SlingBass4 Supporting Member

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    I'm getting ready to put a Warmoth Jazz "thin contour" neck on the block, here (and elsewhere). Maple/Pau Ferro with the standard rods. I have Hipshot "lollipop" tuners that a buyer can elect to include or not. Sorry timing is not in your favor on this :ninja:
  20. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

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    That's a really nice color - congrats!
  21. M0ses

    M0ses

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    This is extremely relevant to me.
    Which picture do you think is closest to the IRL look?

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