New Warmoth PJ assembly

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by joeyl, Jul 16, 2010.


  1. joeyl

    joeyl Supporting Member

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    Just came back from vacation and had a nice package waiting for me. It is alder, paid the premium to have the lightest blank possible and it weights 4.2 pounds according to my scale.

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    My plan is to do this a la Alleva C, pickguard but no control cover. It will be either silver flake or orange flake (Duplicolor Metal Speck)
  2. Lemoore-on

    Lemoore-on

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    I got a nice light Alder P body from them back in the fall and screwed it up twice trying to paint it black with laquer.

    It has the PJ set up.

    I think you just motivated me to get going on it again!:bassist:

    Thanks:D
  3. joeyl

    joeyl Supporting Member

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    you're welcome. Third time is the charm
  4. ric3xrt

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    should look good ,I'm more of an orange guy myself
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  6. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

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    I'd shoot it with clear and slap a neck on it!!!! I think it looks great as it is.
  7. line6man

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    Looks great, There aren't enough PJ Jazz Warmoths around.:hyper:

    For the love of God though, no pickguard if there is no control plate!

    Those Alleva Coppolo basses with a pickguard and no control plate look bizarre. The pickguard needs to be reshaped and beveled around the control plate area.
  8. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

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    That's a beautiful piece of alder. I'd shoot a transparent or translucent on it, but that's just me - I'm sure the flake will look awesome too. Definitely keep this thread updated with your progress !
  9. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

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    +1. I have serious issues with the A-C look.
  10. Fawkes007

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    Congrats! You must have been reading my mind on this - I just ordered a Lull M4V, P-J (reverse stagger on the P), alder, rosewood, PASSIVE!!! Should be here in 8 to 10 weeks. Let's compare notes on our finished products if you like!
  11. Lemoore-on

    Lemoore-on

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    I hope so........
  12. mikeddd

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    That is a seriously beautiful piece of wood. Grain and figuring are both simultaneously familiar yet unique. It just gives me the warm fuzzies, man! Warmoth did a great job for you. It's your money and your bass; but FWIW I wouldn't put a PG on it. BTW: I like the pup spacing! It looks non-traditional to me. I.E. the neck and bridge pups aren't too far from each other. Should make for some great tones! Good luck!
  13. Andrew266

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    That is a pretty awesome piece, did you go through the body builder or picked it from the showcase?
  14. joeyl

    joeyl Supporting Member

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    thanks. I used the body builder, not too many PJ in the showcase, and it only took 3 weeks to get to me. I already have 2 natural finish basses, and I specifically chose alder so that I would not be tempted to do it clear like with a swamp ash body :p
    I am thinking more and more than unless it is an ash body, Jazzes should be finished like a classic car, all chrome metal and glossy colors (just like Leo thought about it)

    I also have a birdseye maple neck for it but I cannot take a pic yet because it is drying right now. The less I handle it the less I would be tempted to screw with it. Finishing is a game of patience.
  15. joeyl

    joeyl Supporting Member

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    agreed. And I miss the punch of the P pickup in all my Jazzes so that is a good compromise, J pickups sound too wooly in the neck position, me think.
  16. j.kernodle

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    Who needs Ash when you there's alder with grain that looks like that?!

    Nice body there.
  17. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

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    Ware y@!

    How much did that body run you?
  18. joeyl

    joeyl Supporting Member

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    body ran for about 260 bucks because of the rear control rout and the lightweight surcharge. All worth it!
  19. Ramsay777

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    Looking forward to seeing the finished product man, did you get the pick-guard from Warmoth too? I was fancying taking up a project like this, but couldn't find a Jazz pick Guard with a Precision pick-up route!
  20. line6man

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    Yeah, Warmoth sells them.

    The shape is slightly different at the bottom to accommodate the P pickup in it's traditional location without going off the edge.

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  21. millsbass5

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    "For the love of God though, no pickguard if there is no control plate!"-Quote



    :hyper::hyper::hyper:

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