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better bass body...Warmoth or USA custom

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jivetkr, Jul 29, 2003.


  1. jivetkr

    jivetkr

    May 15, 2002
    NJ
    In your opinions & experience, is there a difference in quality between these 2 companies bass bodies?

    I'm putting together a super jazz with a moses neck & I want to get the right body but I have no experience with parts.

    Let me know.
     
  2. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    I have a warmoth that I'm pretty happy with. It's a little on the light side-- it could use a little more heft. But my other bass is an L-200 that weighs a ton, so go figure.

    One thing on making a super-jazz, I orgionally had EMG's that just didn't do it for me. Too much of a sizzle high-end tone. I had to put in Bart's before the sound really worked for me.
     
  3. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    one thing to consider- if you are doing a five string- I believe Warmoth uses the downsized body as in the Fende American Deluxe Jazz- and USACG uses a full sized body like the Standard Jazz- Im pretty sure of this, though not 100%
    if you are considering necks- Warmoths are heavy because they use steel rods- USACG uses graphite, reulting in a lighter neck- but bodies should be about the same..
     
  4. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Oh yeah, the body on mine is a dinky-j, sort of a mini-J body.