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Anyone ever built a Warmoth Jazz Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Flat Bass, Feb 28, 2003.


  1. Flat Bass

    Flat Bass

    Dec 8, 2002
    what are you thoughts on it? Quality? Playability? What are the best pickups and preamp to put in? Is it best to get a ebony fretboard ot rosewood? I am thinking about building two just alike. Vintage white with matching headstock, birdseye maple neck with ebony fretbaord. One fretted and one fretless.:cool:
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I've built a few & the pickup options are endless. Their quality is top notch. Their serive is excellent also. My only dislike is the their basses end up very heavy, the ones I've built all ended over 10 1/2LBS. They do offer weight reduced bodies but their necks have steel stiffining bars & they're VERY heavy. Personally, I'd go with a Sadowsky pick ups' & pre amp in both.

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  3. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    As Nino said, they are excellent quality. Weight was not too much of a problem for me...bass came in at around 9lbs.

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    Mine's alder body with quilted maple top and all-wenge fretless lined neck. As for the pups, there are 100s of options. I got mine out of a '75 Fender 'player'...no idea what they are, but they sound awesome. As for fretboard, I prefer ebony over rosewood. It has the 'snap' of maple, but feels better to me and is very durable.
     
  4. tallboybass

    tallboybass Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2003
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    I've had a Warmoth Jazz for about 15 yrs. They ARE heavy but the neck has been flawless through many temperature changes and years of abuse playing in bars. For an authentic Jazz tone you might try Duncan Vintage pickups. Warmoth quality ROCKS!