help to choose the warmoth!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i'm so in love with my black MIA precision that i decided to build the evil twin of this bass.the bass will be finished in black with black pickguard and maple neck with black dots (even if black blocks with black binding are in the match).
    it will be a warmoth and i have three options:

    1)precision body with precision pickguard pj configuration
    2)same as above but with tele style pickguard
    3)classic jazz bass body with jazz pickguard and classic jazz pickups
    onboard preamp will be the j retro in the u retro model if the body will be a precision. if there are no troubles to fit the u retro in the first option i'd prefer to fo with a precision body. suggestions, as always are more than welcome!
  2. I'd go for number 1, but you might want to use EMG Pickups + Equalizer. I really like that stuff
  3. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    You should get what's behind door number 3... What would be cooler than matching j and p basses? Just my humble opinion... or maybe not that humble?!


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  4. (nervous game show contestant voice on)
    1, no 2, no 3, wait no i want to go back to one again, wait i want 3, how about four, is there a 4? ok no 4.
    (nervous game show contestant voice off)
  5. i would go for the 3rd option
  6. Steve Mosher

    Steve Mosher

    Oct 23, 2001
    If you use a black Warmoth body with black hardware and a black Moses neck, it will be totally stealth.;)
  7. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i'm thinking to the soapbar option too, bart, emg or SD...i have a lot to think...
  8. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    I like SD... :)

    I, personally, think that a humbucker (which is what I understand a soapbar is) is muddy with another humbucker, or with another pickup, for that matter... I don't know though, I have odd tastes...

    I say option #1.

    If you want a precision bass, don't get a jazz bass, get a precision. :)
  9. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    whahaa!! stealth! stealth!!!! :D
  10. =^..^=


    Jan 25, 2001
    Stuck on a rock !
    How about a fretless ebony neck - even more stealth !

    It would need a satin finish body though..

    Mmmm tactile...
  11. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    yay! more stealth!
  12. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    An Ebony neck with black fret dots?
    You might as well have it unmarked. :)
  13. Steve Mosher

    Steve Mosher

    Oct 23, 2001
    Ebony appears hard, but wears out pretty quickly with roundwounds on a fretless neck. Just take a look around at a few of them in use, and see the string gouges. Ebony additionaly is not stable. Just take a piece, put a light (heat) on one side and watch it warp/curl. Is that really what you would want on a neck beam.
  14. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Are you kidding?!? I've seen 250-300 year old fingerboards on uprights! Ebony is very hard, and very durable. Admitedly, roundwounds will eat at the board, but slowly, and they really don't do much damage.

    Use ebony if you like the tone.

    I've been using an unlined naked ebony board for a few years (4 or so) and it shows no significant wear and I've never had to adjust the truss rod since the initial setup. (It's a warmoth, too)
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Actually, soapbar refers only to the shape. A lot of them are humbuckers, but some have single coils lurking underneath, and others have split coils.

    And my Cirrus and Zon both have 2 humbuckers, and don't sound muddy at all. I can get mud if I dime the bass and cut the treble and high mids, but I can get a lot of other sounds as well.