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Looks like Warmoths finally made Thunderbird bodies.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StrudelBass, Jan 23, 2003.


  1. StrudelBass

    StrudelBass

    Jul 6, 2002
    California
    Just wanted to give the heads up to anyone interested...


    ...especially those interested in buying me one.
     
  2. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Is that so?

    I'll be expecting a free Warmoth body arriving my mailbox shortly, as I did hint our very own Mr. Warmoth here on the board that they aren't widely available. Only fair, isn't it? :confused: ;)
     
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    No picture? :(
     
  4. jock

    jock

    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
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  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Very interesting!!!!!!
     
  6. HardRockZombie

    HardRockZombie

    Jul 4, 2002
    yeah but what good is it with out the wicked headstock.
    that's the best part
     
  7. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Personally, I would just drop in one of those Fender-style necks. Can you say John Entwistle? :cool:
     
  8. "john entwhistle."
    yep, i can say it!;)
    without the thunderbird neck, you don't have to worry about the notorious t-bird neck dive! so it's sweet! i'd put on some kind of neck with a 2 by 2 tuner setup; it'd look a bit like an RD bass.
     
  9. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Although I like the work that they do, it does take a long time to receive an order from them. I don't want to discourage anyone, but don't be in a hurry. I ordered a body Dec 5 and it is still in the paint shop today. :(

    I love their products, but why does it take so long?
     
  10. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    I dunno, thanks for the heads up though. I am seriously considering getting a gecko 5 wide body and neck...they have some gorgeous stuff.
     
  11. Funkster

    Funkster

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    It also looks like a musicman configuration which could be real interesting??
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Depends:
    1. Did they have to built it from scratch
    2. How many basses were waiting to be painted before yours
    3. Maybe they finished it, meses up & had to start again.
      [/list=1] Personally, I never had to wait that long from anything I ordered from them
     
  13. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Maybe it was a fluke. I did expect to wait. Just not this long. It was built from scratch and I was told 1 week to build the body and 4 weeks to finish it. So, I wasn't expecting to get it quickly, but this is longer than I was originally told.
     
  14. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    That's good, because I really dig the body shape, but didn't care for the Gibson pickups, headstock, or price tag....
     
  15. StrudelBass

    StrudelBass

    Jul 6, 2002
    California
    This plus the Essex P-bass neck.... The bass costs 200 bucks! (Without electronics) :)
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    A few years ago I ordered a new USA Spector & was told 3 months.......










    ......9 months later, I get the bass. :(
     
  17. StrudelBass

    StrudelBass

    Jul 6, 2002
    California
    Preach on brother.:p
     
  18. with the heavy steel-reinforced Warmoth neck, i think that no matter what shape headstock you have, a bass with the T Bird body would be neck-heavy.

    maybe a lightweight graphite neck (Status?) would balance better.

    looks cool though!
     
  19. personally i'd probably get a nice warmoth wood neck, but a Warmoth swamp ash T-bird + Moses graphite neck coud be a nice light instrument....
     
  20. eh, i like the filped thunderbird look, the one that the bassist from Tesla plays, but i still like the body