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My new Warmoth!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jongor, Jan 25, 2005.


  1. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    Have the parts on order, can't wait to get her :hyper:

    Check it out...
    Maple/rosewood deluxe 5 1-7/8" neck:
    [​IMG]
    Flame koa on swamp ash deluxe 5 J body:
    [​IMG]

    It will also have a black Hipshot style A bridge, aluminum,
    Sadowsky soapbar pickups, and an Aguilar OBP-1 preamp.

    Oh, and Sadowsky flatwound strings.

    Should be sweet!
    :bassist:
     
  2. Beautiful koa! I think you're gonna love it.

    Is this your first Warmoth?
     
  3. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    First 5 string, I've built 3 or 4 4-stringers...

    - A fretless padouk/ebony neck with a walnut body and Bartolini's

    - a fretted jazz style with a Moses neck, alder/maple body and EMG pickups

    - another fretted j style with swamp ash body, maple/pau ferro neck and Dimarzio ultra j's....
     
  4. It's addictive isn't it? I have 2 Warmoths myself, and I was considering putting together a Gecko.

    Do you have a favorite?
     
  5. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    I came this close to building a Gecko, but just sold a beautiful Skyline 55-02 because of the 35" scale, couldn't get used to it.

    I'll bet the B's on the Gecko are great, what with the laminate neck, tilt-back headstock and 35" scale....plus the shape is just cool.

    I had a heck of a time deciding on wood combinations, but in the end stuck with the tried-and-true.
     
  6. If you put steel strings on it, you could probably get a reasonable Victor Bailey vibe going.
     
  7. Wow. That's gonna be one beautiful bass!
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That's gonna be SWEET!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't wait to see progress/completed pics!!!!!
     
  9. Hurley

    Hurley

    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    Wow, that body is beautiful.
     
  10. I was thinkin' about doing one of those. Flame Koa on Koa is surprisingly inexpensive.
     
  11. tiefling

    tiefling

    Aug 19, 2003
    Washington DC
    no to derail...but how did you like the bass you put together with the moses neck? I'm in the planning stage and haven't decided between graphite and wood.

    (feel free to PM me to avoid a flame war)
     
  12. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    The MOses necked bass was cool, nice modern tone with the EMG's, one I wish that I'd kept.

    Those necks are well made and of course very solid, nice feel, and nice tone, not sterile but very organic.

    It didn't fit the Warmoth neck pocket route though, so that was a bit of a pain.
     
  13. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
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    Your body, I presume? :)

    I caught a glimpse of this in the body sanding area (getting the fuzz on the new pickup routs cleaned up) on the way to my office, and recognized it from this thread. Looks sweet!
     
  14. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    That's it!

    Thanks for the progress report!

    Warmoth rocks! :bassist:
     
  15. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    I'm considering getting a maple/ebony neck instead, for more growl.

    I almost never see a fretted bass with an ebony fretboard...

    What do you think? Tone? ...anybody?

    Maybe it's too late, they might have started the fret install.....Bwbass?
     
  16. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Very, very, nice. Did you consider a Sadowsky Pre? Think about it. Tightest bass tone out there

    Rob
     
  17. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    I did, but the Aguilar contols the same frequency centers, and is about 40% the cost of the Sad.....and I've read alot of good things about the Aggie too.
     
  18. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Cool. Good luck with it

    Rob
     
  19. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    Didn't Alex Aguilar design the original Sadowsky Pre? Nino?

    ...and I'm sure it's too late to change anything on the neck. They're pretty quick down there!
     
  20. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    A pic of the neck being fretted would be cool... :smug: