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SOLD FS: 1999 Warmoth PJ Bass, Birdseye Neck, Rosewood Board

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bassvirtuoso, Mar 9, 2013.


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  1. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Complete Warmoth parts bass. Built by Andrew Drake of Drake Custom Bass fame in Iowa as his main recording bass for many years and albums.

    Details:
    Black Alder Precision Body
    Birdseye Maple Neck with Amazing Rosewood fretboard
    1.5" at the nut, Tele cut headstock
    21 Frets, MOP dots
    Great "rolled" fretboard/frets feel
    EMG P/J Pickup set (active pickups, 9V)
    Passive VVT controls
    Battery body in the back of the body
    Schaller BML Tuners
    Gotoh 201 Bridge
    Roughly 9 pounds

    Misc:
    A few dings on the back of the body (pictures below)
    The area under the pickguard has been cored (honeycombed) to reduce weight and give the bass a better tone. (This work was done by Mr. Drake himself, so it was done professionally)
    Some wear on the pickguard around the treble side near the pickups from years of pick playing.

    I love this bass but I no longer play maple necked basses, so this is being sold to fund a new warmoth wenge neck for another bass of mine. I used this as a backup bass to my Drake Custom for about a year, it only saw the stage about 4 times. I baby my gear, so the dings you see are from when Andrew originally owned the bass, but since they're in the back, you can't really see them. The neck on this thing is amazing in my opinion: great birdseye figuring and an even better rosewood board (one of the few I've loved the look of, great color).

    This will be sold with a cheap Musicians Friend bass case mostly for shipping safety.

    Price: $550 shipped to the CONUS only.

    Pics from Mr. Drake:
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    NeckFiguring_zpseb1e53f1.

    Headstock_zpsf4da4d4f.

    My pictures:
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    DSC_1145_zpsa9032de8.

    Great fretwork:
    DSC_1157_zpsf21ff722.

    The dings:
    DSC_1151_zps5f10d80a.

    DSC_1150_zpsf2723ed8.
     
  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I've played this bass and it's sweet. I've also played Dave's Drake customs and Andrew Drake does excellent work. Bump!
     
  3. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    PM's replied!
     
  4. the art guy

    the art guy Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2008
    Iowa
    That's a great looking bass. Nice photos of the fretboard too. I think I remember seeing this on craigslist a while back and being tempted then too.
     
  5. GrandLowBass

    GrandLowBass

    Oct 26, 2012
    Kansas
    I'm with Tim here. Having played one of Andrew's custom Drakes (amazing quality), I can only assume anything up to his standards must be phenomenal. Also, great price. GLWTS
     
  6. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Thanks for the kind words guys!

    This is a great playing bass, amazing neck, good weight and great tone. It plays itself and is a great deal for what should be someone's main bass!
     
  7. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    It plays itself?
    Hmm. That would solve my "lack of talent" problem!

     
  8. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    TTT
     
  9. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Groovy bass bump.
     
  10. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Consider this sold, pending payment!
     
  11. The Diaper Geni

    The Diaper Geni Submissive. And loving it. Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2005
    Central Ohio
    Hello. My name is Bruce and I've got a problem.

    A biiiiiig problem.
     
  12. WillieB

    WillieB Battling Bass Guitar Bulimia since 1975 Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    bruce .... nice score !
     
  13. The Diaper Geni

    The Diaper Geni Submissive. And loving it. Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2005
    Central Ohio
    Hey man. Back off! It's mine!!

    I just paid for it and you're already thinking impure thoughts about my new-to-me honey!
     
  14. WillieB

    WillieB Battling Bass Guitar Bulimia since 1975 Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    no honor amongst thieves and pirates I guess arrrghhh
     
  15. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Bruce wins again, SOLD!
     

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