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My homemade bass!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bikeplate, Nov 11, 2003.


  1. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    I've been meaning to post some pics of my new bass. I made it as a back up to my Sadowsky PJ4. It came out pretty good. Here are the specs

    Warmoth Dinky jazz body
    Warmoth jazz neck with reverse tele head
    Sadowsky pre with Dimarzion ultra jazz p/u's
    all black hardware
    gotoh bridge
    Roger also made me a half clear pickguard for it that's look pretty cool. I made a logo in photoshop for it, too. It's a copy of an old Charvel logo. I always thought that was the coolest logo around
    Body is finished in burgundy mist. Neck is maple with a maple board finished satin.
    Body is rear route, side input, straploks. I did my best to knock off a Sadowsky but of course the real deal is the real deal!!!!
    It plays quite nicely. Neck is a little chunky for my taste. Nice warm tone, Sadowsky pre kills
    Let me know what you think guys and gals
    Thanx for looking!!

    Rob
     
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
  4. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
  5. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Looks Killer!!!!

    Love the reverse headstock..
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Very Nice.

    I'll ask the question I get asked all too often:
    How dows she sound next to your Sadowsky? :D
     
  7. Mental Octopus

    Mental Octopus

    May 24, 2003
    very cool!

    i think the burgundy mist finish on that is awesome. :bassist:
     
  8. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Nino, good to hear from you.

    It has a mahogony body so its alot warmer than I'm used to. Doesn't have that focused attack my Sadowsky's have, either. Overall, nice bass. Light, looks cool, great for my rock band!
    The preamp lets me get away with alot of different tones, of course. The neck is a bit heavy, overall. Thick, chunky. If you're a precision player, you'd probably like it. I'm not so it's just ok to me. Thanx for looking. Is my vintage 5 order done yet?!:D

    Rob
     
  9. Biker, congrats on a great build!!

    I've got some parts around here that I've been putting together in my mind and the look was very similiar to your new bass. In fact, I was contemplating an MAP color called "Aztec Copper" and the first pic of your bass is exactly that shade. Well, that sewed it up for me - Aztec Copper it will be!!

    However, your bass looks like a different color in every single shot. Does your paint do this in real life or is the camera flash playing tricks?
     
  10. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    I think it's the light in my room where I took the pics. It's actually kinda pink in the flesh. It's an old Fender color called burgundy mist. Good luck with yours. Take your time. I'm sure it will come out great

    Rob
     
  11. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    That's bitchin man. Nice body and awsome color!!
     
  12. I like that. looks really sweet. and it must sound killer with the ultra jazz pups and sadowsky pre.

    with the reverse headstock and the half pickguard it has a cool classic yet modern vibe to it. and I like that color too.
     
  13. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Thanx for the kind words people:)

    Rob
     
  14. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i totally love reversed headstock. great looking bass.
     
  15. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    Cool. How many $$$? If you don't mind me asking. :bassist:
     
  16. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    After all was said and done, I spend just over $900

    Rob
     
  17. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Excellent work. Hope she gives you years of enjoyment.
     
  18. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    Wow.....nice!

    I'm saving up for a warmoth myself... a fretless one ;).

    What neck contour did you select? The "Standard thin"?

    I played a "Standard thin" warmoth jazz neck, and i felt that it was way too thin.
    Oh well, i'm gonna ask if i can get a "fatback" neck for my warmoth. I cant play a thin neck, i get hand cramp and an aching thumb muscle.

    Well, post some sound clips! I would like to hear what it sounds like :)

    -Erlend