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Making a Warmoth bass......

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Bassline1414, Feb 20, 2001.


  1. Well, my dad has given me the okay to order parts and make a bass using some Warmoth parts and other stuff (pickups,etc.). I was planning to get an ash body that has a MM/J configuration, a J neck, Seymour Duncan Bassline pickups, a Gotoh or some other kind of bridge, and some good tuners. Has anybody here made a bass using Warmoth materials, and how easy was it to assemble? Thanks!
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <b>Has anybody here made a bass using Warmoth materials?</b>
    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=41153965">

    It's not the best pic, but it's my favorite bass!!!

    <b>How easy was it to assemble?</b>
    Putting it together was a breeze. The electronics took longest. It took me & a friend 3 nites after his shop closed. Maybe a tatal of 5 hrs labor.

    With the p/u configuration you're going for, use a P-bass body, I've seen J-bodies w/that config, & they looked totally weird. Also, b4 you order anything, look @ the <a href=http://warmoth.com/frames.buttons/frames2.htm"><font color=red><b>Warmoth Thrift Shop.</b></font></a> You will get a much better deal on a finished body there. Good luck & keep us updated!!!
     
  3. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    I built a bass with a Warmoth body and an old Fender neck I had. I had Warmoth rout the body for two P style pickups. Everything went together smooth as silk -- Warmoth definitely knows how to make stuff to fit Fender parts. You can order from them with confidence. Be sure to tell them any information you have.
     
  4. I just finished my first Warmoth bass. I recently had a thread on it called 'Warmoth Bass'. Check it out if you havn't seen it. It's the best looking and sounding bass I have. I strongly recommend Warmoth. It was easy to put together; I agree that the electronics were the hardest part, but it turned out good.
    Good Luck!

    Kenan Sugar O'Brien
    The Sound of the Police
     
  5. Actually, I think this one is pretty cool:
    http://www.warmoth.com/B46.htm
    Does anyone know how I could obtain a Seymour Duncan MM Pickup? I've never seen them anywhere at the local stores. Thanks!
     
  6. For my senior project, I'd like to build a Gecko Bass, but I'm not too sure myself about it. Does it come with an active pre-amp? I know they sell active pickups for it. Anyway, the bass looks kickin' and I think it'd be cool to build a bass.
     
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Warmoth carries Seymour Duncan p/u's. When you are ready to order the parts, just ask for the p/u's as well.