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FT: 2010 Warmoth J-Style fretless- green quilt, ebony, EMG's, gorgeous!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by K-Funk, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    I've waffled on trading this a lot in the recent past, but sadly I just don't have room for a fretless 4-banger in my arsenal. Easily the best 4-string fretless I've had, better than my old '81 L1k and '08 EBMM Sterling. It's an all-Warmoth unlined fretless J-bass made in 2010; here are the specs:

    Alder body
    Quilt maple top
    Green Stain satin finish
    1/4" thick black ebony fingerboard
    Flame maple neck with satin finish and steel support bars
    EMG 40 pickups (18 volt)
    V/T/V/T passive controls
    Black Hipshot knobs
    Black Schaller tuners
    Black Schaller roller bridge
    Black neck plate
    Dunlop Straplok system

    Functionally, the bass is flawless, but with one caveat. As noted in a previous thread (and mistakenly argued by me), the bridge is about two millimeters farther from the bridge pickup on the E side than the G side. HOWEVER... the intonation is spot-on and it in no way affects anything.

    The bass is cosmetically immaculate, sans a couple of infinitesimally minor marks. The disc-shaped string retainer on the headstock was removed in favor of a bar, so the pinhole where the original was is visible, but not noticeable. Furthermore, the area around the pinhole was covered by a badly-placed Warmoth decal, which was removed. There's still some minor goop left over from the decal was, but removing it should be a piece of cake. There is some worming near the output jack and some very light marks on the back, but nothing makes it through the green :p The top is clean. The neck is perfectly set up for comfortable, low action, and the fingerboard is in great shape with minor ghosting from the Fender flatwounds. It weighs 9.5 pounds, but the balance is so good that I don't notice it. Neck is super smooth and plays like a dream. You might need to file the nut a bit if you change the strings; the current Fenders sit a little tall, but I prefer medium action on a fretless. The neck is set up perfectly with no distortion. Not sure if it has steel or graphite bars, but I'm leaning toward steel.



    For trades, feel free to make an offer; worst I can say is no. However, these would grab my attention fairly quickly:

    -Carvins of all shapes and sizes, including guitars
    -The right P-Bass
    -Fretless 5's
    -Fretted or fretless 6's
  2. Hey man, how much for a local cash sale.
    I seem to remember it when it was @ MCG.
  3. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
  4. Dredmahawkus


    Nov 4, 2012
    ooooomatching silks bump!
  5. melodiaopus

    melodiaopus Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I have a early 2001 Warwick Thumb BO that it don't play anymore.
  6. ilovenofrets


    Dec 25, 2010
    Nut width?
  7. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    1.5" at the nut.
  8. rbeck47

    rbeck47 Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2005
    SE Wisconsin
    Trade value?
  9. Lincoln


    Nov 3, 2006
    pm sent
  10. joelx817

    joelx817 Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Did you find a trade yet? I have a Fender American Standard Jazz if you're interested in a trade.
  11. Gjbl


    Nov 24, 2013
    I teach bass at guitar center
    I believe all Warmoth have steel
  12. LennyJ

    LennyJ Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Acworth, Georgia
  13. LennyJ

    LennyJ Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Acworth, Georgia
    NO you can choose steel or graphite at time of order.
  14. Rev. Cornelius

    Rev. Cornelius Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    How many $$$$ for a cash sale?
  15. jeffbass

    jeffbass Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2005
    Lexington, KY
    I owned this piece at one time. It had gold hardware, which is not my thing, so I replaced with the same hardware in black. Whoever snags this is getting a really nice instrument. GLWTS!
  16. jeffbass

    jeffbass Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2005
    Lexington, KY
    And, the string retainer is also by Hipshot.
  17. I hate disappointin folks, but I traded for this bass months ago. It is indeed spectacular. And after a few adjustments of the neck and bridge, this is the best fretless I've ever owned, maybe played. I do wish it were a 5. But? I play this bass tons. Sorry gents. This ad shoulda been closed...