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Calling Warmoth 5er Owners...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brendan, Jun 2, 2002.


  1. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I've been lookin' at the ol budget...and a new bass is due this summer, and I'm looking at a fretted Warmoth 5er (Deluxe Jazz or Gecko)...and I'm curious about the B string. I play a lot on the B, so a very playable B is one of the things very high on my priority list. I'm looking for that tight, responsive, big booty B.

    So how do the Warmoths fair?
     
  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Hey Brendan,

    I'm not sure you can generalize about "Warmoths", since there are so many different possible combinations of woods and electronics and finishes, etc., all of which will have some impact on the low B string. And of course, Warmoth doesn't make basses--they make parts, and it's somewhat up to you to put them together right. :)

    I've had lots of Warmoth parts, and they're very well made--the fretless Warmoth neck on my MIJ Jazz is just fantastic! That said, I've owned two different used Warmoth "Wide Neck" Jazz 5's (with the P-spacing neck spread out over 5 strings) over the years. Both had maple/bubinga necks, rosewood or ebony fretboards, alder bodies, and EMG J pickups. I loved the feel of that big, fat neck, but the B was pretty weak on both of them.

    It could have been the pickups (which don't really have a magnetic field wide enough for the string spacing) or the alder bodies (which some folks complain is too "mushy" on a 5), but the low B was really not a high point on either bass. Different woods or different pickups could be a different story, though. I've never played any of the Geckos.

    Mike
     
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The B's on my Gecko & Deluxe 5 are tight & focused!!!! I'd recomend everyone on TB to build a Warmoth bass. For specs on my Warmoth's <a href="http://community-2.webtv.net/hotmail.com/theoremnews/basses/index.html">CLICK HERE</a> & scroll down to the corrosponding link.
     
  4. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'm mulling over building one...but, for the price of a Warmoth 5er (or even 4) I can get a Conklin Gt-7, something I know I like. Though common sense would tell me a 5er...I dunno, I like the way 6+ feel in my hands. It's like my hands were built for 6+ basses. Sometimes 5s are a little contricting to me, even. Too bad I can't even play a 4 string well.

    Warmoth vs GT-7...I'ma leaning towards Warmoth...kinda...
     
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    What about a Gecko 6? I've got a Gecko 5 as well, and it rocks....
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Gecko 6:
    <img src="http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/bodies/images/g6bp2A.jpg">

    This is one of 2 completed basses on the Warmoth Thrift Shop. VERY NICE!!!!!<a href="http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/wgp_body_detail.asp?itemNumber=g6bp2"><b>CLICK HERE</b></a> for more info.

    Gecko 5:
    <img src="http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/bodies/images/g5bp3A.jpg">

    I was thinking about buying this bass. Wait, I think about buing every bass I see. :eek: LOL <a href="http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/wgp_body_detail.asp?itemNumber=g5bp3"><b>CLICK HERE</b></a> for more info.

    Pac, is yours still for sale? Brendan, if it is, look in to Pac's, it's sweet!!!!
     
  7. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I just priced out what I would like...about $1500 :eek:

    Well, that's Uber pimped too, w/ all Bart system, Ulralite tuners, ABM bridge...I think I could take it down to around 1300 or 1200...but that's still a helluva lot. I could scrape a really nice used bass for that much...
     
  8. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    yeah, mine's still for sale. I haven't been terribly aggressive about selling it, because it's so cool. But I don't really play 5's, and I need a recording card.

    $800 plus shipping if you're interested. Here's a pic:

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  9. jp8848

    jp8848

    Mar 15, 2012
    Hendersonville, NC
    Not going into any detail on this build because it was a VERY DETAILED build that took 16 months to complete! But here is my new JBass 5 stringer! Warmoth body with All Parts Neck modified! o-WWGJazz5Full1 (6).
     
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  10. jp8848

    jp8848

    Mar 15, 2012
    Hendersonville, NC
    The bass before the build began d-WWGJazz5FullUnfinished1.