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Poll - Help me choose the finish on my Warmoth SS

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Herbie Chesnutt, Jan 24, 2014.


Which Warmoth Body Should I Order

Poll closed Jan 31, 2014.
  1. Sonic Blue w/ White binding

    112 vote(s)
    53.6%
  2. Tru-Oiled Maple w/ Black Binding

    97 vote(s)
    46.4%
  1. Herbie Chesnutt

    Herbie Chesnutt Supporting Member

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    I'm putting together a Warmoth shorty. I already have the neck, but I can't for the life of me pull the trigger on the body. I've narrowed it down to these two:

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    TB... think for me. Which one?

    Sonic Blue w/ white binding?
    Tru-Oiled maple top with black binding?
     
  2. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

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    tough choice..... i'm kinda leaning toward the natural one, but only by a whisker...
     
  3. verycoolname

    verycoolname

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    Sonic Blue all the way.

    If you don't do it I will. Looks awesome.
     
  4. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

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    btw, where'd you find the mockup software to do the warmoth stuff ...or did you just photoshop it ?
     
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  6. Herbie Chesnutt

    Herbie Chesnutt Supporting Member

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    Thanks for getting things set off, DH.

    What if that sonic blue was given the Darkhorse style light relic treatment?



     
  7. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola Supporting Member

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    spray bomb it!
     
  8. Herbie Chesnutt

    Herbie Chesnutt Supporting Member

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    All done in GIMP. I used to do graphics for a living, but that was many years ago.
     
  9. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

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    :)

    I think it'd look great either way .... super cool. I like the relics though ;)

    Hey, does Warmoth make a slab body for short scale, or are you sourcing it elsewhere ?
     
  10. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

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    nice work
     
  11. Herbie Chesnutt

    Herbie Chesnutt Supporting Member

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    Lemme add that I need the binding because I have an unnatural love for mahogany bodies. So no matter what the core wood is mahogany and the back will be oiled til it holds the light of a thousand suns.
     
  12. Herbie Chesnutt

    Herbie Chesnutt Supporting Member

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    No, they have a standard shorty p with the 1/2 inch edge route. I'm doing the binding to help get that slab look and to keep the back nekkid. I was quoted $45 for the 3/16 edge route if I wanted to go that way. They really are super helpful... if you want to pay. :p
     
  13. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

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    ahhh, cool....

    thanks for entertaining my questions...i'll stop gabbin' now !
     
  14. JennySuzuki

    JennySuzuki

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    I have a love for letting the natural beauty of the wood shine thorough.
     
  15. Herbie Chesnutt

    Herbie Chesnutt Supporting Member

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    Right? That's what makes it so hard. But, that blue on a Cab body is too much to resist....

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    But looky here:
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  16. verycoolname

    verycoolname

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    In that case, definitely the blue. I've always liked a finished top+binding with a naked back.

    Looks like the popular opinion is going with maple, however...

    Maybe combine both. Get the maple top with a transparent finish of your choice (but preferably blue, because blue is sexy), and then binding with a naked back.

    I'm giving myself GAS.
     
  17. Root 5

    Root 5

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    Natural maple!
     
  18. ASATMAN

    ASATMAN Supporting Member

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    I was thinking just the opposite. Sonic blue w/ black would look killer. But if the back and sides are natural then a maple top would look best, IMHO. Having said that, can't go too wrong either way.

    I've got a slab body, double pearloid bound, semi hollow build in the works. Those pics sure test my patients.:p
     
  19. verycoolname

    verycoolname

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    Different strokes for different folks, I guess. :)

    That being said, I agree that either choice is going to be sweet.

    My new answer to this poll is officially...

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  20. ASATMAN

    ASATMAN Supporting Member

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    Agreed!:bassist::bassist:
     
  21. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm all about the natural maple.
     

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