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New Warmoth PJ assembly

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

  1. joeyl

    joeyl Supporting Member

    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.






    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


    May 11, 2008
    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:

  3. joeyl

    joeyl Supporting Member

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


    May 19, 2010
    SE PA
    should look good ,I'm more of an orange guy myself
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  6. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I'd shoot it with clear and slap a neck on it!!!! I think it looks great as it is.
  7. 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

    Jul 31, 2008
    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

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    +1. I have serious issues with the A-C look.
  10. Fawkes007

    Fawkes007 Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    SF Bay Area
    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


    May 11, 2008
    I hope so........
  12. mikeddd


    Nov 12, 2009
    San Antonio, TX
    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. That is a pretty awesome piece, did you go through the body builder or picked it from the showcase?
  14. joeyl

    joeyl Supporting Member

    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

    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

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    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

    Jan 3, 2010
    Ware y@!

    How much did that body run you?
  18. joeyl

    joeyl Supporting Member

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

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


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