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My first Warmoth Project - pics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sonofabass, Jun 8, 2007.


  1. sonofabass

    sonofabass

    Feb 10, 2006
    California
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Mike Lull,MXR,Gruv Gear, Mono
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    Koa on Alder
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    Pau Ferro / Koa
     
  2. Thursday

    Thursday

    Nov 24, 2005
    Bronx, New York
    Looks great. What type of hardware and pickups you putting in her?
     
  3. joelb79

    joelb79

    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    wow thats beautiful. That screams gold hardware.

    whats the bridge pickup? Nordstrand?

    also what fret size did you get? that looks tiny like mine. i have 6230's on maple/maple w/ pearl bind/blocks. Artic white body, ash, chrome hardware, NJ4SV's and an Audere.
     
  4. fish slapper

    fish slapper

    Nov 17, 2005
    Newberg, OR
    NNNNIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCEEEEEE!!!!!:hyper:
     
  5. funkometer

    funkometer Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Birmingham AL
    Nice, which neck size is that? 3/4 or 7/8?
     
  6. sonofabass

    sonofabass

    Feb 10, 2006
    California
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Mike Lull,MXR,Gruv Gear, Mono
    well, first off her name will be Rhonda after one of my favorite Bassists, Rhonda Smith who is most know for her work with Prince and the NPG

    The neck is
    * 34" scale with 22 frets
    * 10" radius fretboard - 1/4" thick

    As far as the 'guts' are concerned I'm really torn right now between the John East U-retro Deluxe (scared cause it's EXPENSIVE and I haven't tried one) OR the Aguilar OPB3 like the one I just put into my Lakland 5501.

    Pups: Bartolini

    Tuners: Hipshop Ultralite

    Hardware? Gold is a bit to "bling" for my personal taste and I'd bought a black bridge becuase I was inspired by a Valenti that I saw but I think I'm going to go chrome at some point....soon.

    It's been a long wait for the body so today is very very exciting for me! :hyper:

    I called warmoth and told the guy "I'm pretty upset with you cats right now.....pause...." W:"What's up" ME: "Cuz THIS FN THING LOOKS SO GOOD I'm GONNA HAVE TO HIRE AN ARMED GAURD TO ACCOMPANY ME ON GIGS DAMNIT!!!!;)


    He got a good chuckle out of it!!!
     
  7. funkometer

    funkometer Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Birmingham AL
    Lol, which nut width on the neck did you go with? 1 3/4 or 1 7/8?
     
  8. it looks like the narrower nut...the 1.75"....

    sweet neck, eh?
     
  9. joelb79

    joelb79

    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    Yeah i'm gonna have to do that with Warmoth at some point. They really did do a great job with the finish on mine. I chose to hide the nice ash they used with a solid color.

    But that top looks outstanding. Love it!
     
  10. sonofabass

    sonofabass

    Feb 10, 2006
    California
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Mike Lull,MXR,Gruv Gear, Mono
    1 3/4, sorry I didn't answer that the first time:meh:
     
  11. sonofabass

    sonofabass

    Feb 10, 2006
    California
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Mike Lull,MXR,Gruv Gear, Mono
    Do you have pics??I'd love to see
     
  12. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    That's a nice looking top! Personally, I'd go with black hardware. Let's hope when you get her all together that Rhonda sounds as nice as she looks!
     
  13. sonofabass

    sonofabass

    Feb 10, 2006
    California
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Mike Lull,MXR,Gruv Gear, Mono
    Me too!
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  14. mattpnolan

    mattpnolan Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    Yes, black hardware! That's what I was going to say. :)

    That looks like one nice bass!
     
  15. sonofabass

    sonofabass

    Feb 10, 2006
    California
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Mike Lull,MXR,Gruv Gear, Mono
    I've gone from full grown man to school girl overnight falling over the quarterback. Can't stop looking at the damned thing, itchin' like a junkie trying to get that next bass fix. Thanks ya'll for the feedback!!
     
  16. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    wow.
    both classic & exotic!
     
  17. joelb79

    joelb79

    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    Beautiful. Nice bridge, the TK is a good one.

    Did you get a chance to check out those Norstrand pickups we talked about?


    EDIT: Further inspection of your bridge route... Dont think the norstrand soapbars will fit. You should probably go with Barts like you had been thinking. I listened to all your songs on myspace, and those will work well with your sound.
    GL!
     
  18. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Bro, your excellent taste in woods is showing! ;) The U-retro is one of my faves. I have the deluxe, but always run with the passive tone control full-up so it's superfluous for me. I am curious - what kind of tool is necessary for adjusting your truss rod? The Warmoth neck I purchased had a slot for a straight-blade screwdriver like a vintage Fender neck. I agree with your choice of black hardware! Who makes the TK bridge you went with? Sorry, but I don't have a recommendation for a good personal security agency for your travels with Rhonda. :rollno:
     
  19. joelb79

    joelb79

    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    Spiritbass: FWIW, my Warmoth neck included an allen wrench adjustment, and it was standard fender size.
     
  20. peetey

    peetey

    Mar 9, 2007
    Montreal, Canada
    If I may side track a little...

    I remember watching a Prince show years ago on Direct TV, I think it was taped in Vegas, and the bass player was a black female. I was just wondering if that was her. It's gotta be. What a great bass player, and a canuck to boot! This unknown person has always left an impression on me and I've always wondered.
     
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