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Bodies and Necks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassman_Spike, Apr 11, 2003.


  1. Hi

    Not sure if this is the right forum but it can always be moved.

    Ive been interested in making my own bass for awhile now and becuase i live in Australia i didnt want to buy a body or neck from warmoth and stewmac because of the shipping costs. But i found this site from a shop in Aus and the prices are very good.

    I was wondering if people experienced in bodies and necks could have a look at the links for me becuase the bodies look a bit dodgy compared to the warmoth ones

    Precision Body:
    http://www.stairwaytokevin.com.au/product.asp?prodid=186486

    Jazz Body
    http://www.stairwaytokevin.com.au/product.asp?prodid=186483

    Neck
    http://www.stairwaytokevin.com.au/product.asp?prodid=186482

    I know the wood isnt the best but just looking out the pickup routing especially for the precision bass had me worried that it isnt to good.
     
  2. anyone?

    Just wanna know is that price anygood for the product that is there?

    remebering it is in Aus$$$

    thanks
     
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Fiber is not straight.
    Gluing is random.
    Wood density hasn't been matched.
    Bodies will do ok with a solid colored finish.
    Now, this is the type of body you will find on cheap Fender copy basses.
    Don't expect anything too good.

    Regarding your question, Warmoth is miles ahead from such a body. They don't even compare.

    Picture is a little too blurry to check the neck.
     
  4. thanks for that reply

    i wasnt expecting in flattering comments about them

    i think my best bet would be to get a used bass then do it up as i get the money
     
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    If you have specific needs regarding your instrument, it might do a cheap body.
    You'll probably have more luck by customizing an existing bass.
     
  6. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    This is exactly why some of the folks here sing the praises of Essex. You can get one for cheap and then modify with a clear conscience.

    I would scowl at someone doing wild mods to a good bass, because eventually it's too much and the bass is ruined. If you stop before then it is still cool.

    If you use a cheap bass, who cares if you stopped in time?
     
  7. Having a look at the essex site i would love to get a cheap P and J bass and do them up over time, like new bridge, pups, pickguard

    But the problem is they arent in Australia