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My Warmoth Fretless 5 is Ready !

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by godoze, May 13, 2003.


  1. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    This took me about a month to put together- including waiting for parts and finishing the body and neck.

    The body is finished in oil and the neck is poly finished.

    Body - 2 piece Canary
    Neck - 1 piece maple with Macassar Ebony fingerboard

    Pickups - SD Basslines
    ASB5's active .

    Preamp - Bartolini 2 band

    Gotoh tuners

    Takiuchi bridge

    Ken Smith Taper Core strings

    Tuned E-C

    The pictures do not do it justice; it looks much better in person.
     
  2. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    front...
     
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Seems like a really nice bass, but where are the pics? :)
     
  4. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    oh, you tease!! you didnt put up the pics!!
    man, i am sorry i couldnt come thru for ya with the retainer- i JUST got mine in the mail yesterday!!-
     
  5. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    i'm trying... i'm trying...

    I got a new camera and all of the pics are too big...let me try again.
     
  6. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    o.k.

    front...
     
  7. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    head...
     
  8. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    side shot of front...
     
  9. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Don, this bas is gorgeous man!!

    Nice wood choice. I ususally HATE gold hardware but I have to admitt that it fits very well with the canary body ;)

    Peace, JP
     
  10. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    It sounds Incredible.

    Very very bright and very deep with excellent punch.

    It is also well balanced; the Canary is a medium wieght.
     
  11. This shot reminds me of the Pedulla ads in Bass Player magazine.

    I'm with JP, I usually don't go for gold hardware, but that wood just makes it all worth it:D
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Very nice. So, what's the next one gonna be? You do know building your own bass is contagious. :)
     
  13. dabshire

    dabshire

    Dec 15, 2002
    McKinney, TX
    I've been toying with the idea of building one myself....

    How hard was it to finish the body and the neck?
    (That's the part that scares me :eek: )

    Very pretty!

    Don
     
  14. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :eek: WOW!!!
     
  15. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    <b>"Very nice. So, what's the next one gonna be? You do know building your own bass is contagious. "</b>

    Funny you should ask;
    the next is in progress:

    Neck thru fretless 6

    curly maple top with walnut core.

    one piece maple neck with macassar ebony board

    Aero pickups
    Aguilar OPB3

    I have been working on this one for a few months and decided to do the warmoth for a little jolt of immediate gratification.;)


    The finish was easy. Tho I did the body twice - some prep issues arose after the first few coats of oil. After I fixed those problems everthing went like buttah.
     
  16. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    pic of the back...
     
  17. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Very nice! That wood is very attractive. It looks like the pickups and knobs are just floating in a brown sea.
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