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My warmoth in progress thread (big pics)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Groovecenter, Jun 17, 2003.


  1. Here she is

    Spec's (5 string)
    -Alder body with flame maple top
    -Maple neck with Pau-ferro fretboard
    -Dimarzio ultra jazz p'up with aguilar OBP-3 onboard pre-amp
    -T-5 string through top load bridge (all black hardware) Hipshot ultra-lite tuning machines, straplocks.
    - Going to finished with the top dyed in amber, and the back dyed as well. The whole body is than being clear coated with nitro-cellulose (glossy) from stew mac. The neck will be finished in satin nitro also from stew mac.

    Im just gonna post some pictures of how she looked when I pulled her out of the boxes.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    very nice! so they rout for Dimarzio ultra j s now? when i asked a while bck they said no-- cool!
     
  3. It's great that you're not putting a pickguard on it.. (are you?) That top doesn't deserve that..

    Looks delicious..
     
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    That's gonna be a beaut!
     
  5. [​IMG]

    Here are some shots with the Dimarzio's that came in today and the bridge on. Im so anxious to start finishing her. The supplies from Stew Mac and LMII.com should be here next week, and the finishing will begin!
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I can't wiat to see her complete. It's looking good already.

    P.S. It looks awesome in natural, too.
     
  7. Thanks Nino. It looks a little too pale for me left natural, otherwise I'd just clear coat the sucker. Im gonna have a great time finishing this beast.

    One question though, you have a fiver (beautiful by the way) and I see you've used a straight bar to keep the string pull straight.

    Where did you get that bar? I have two string tree's, and it seems easier to use the bar.

    How did you know where to put it?
     
  8. I'm going to have to back up Nino on this one (wow, i feel privaleged!), i think it looks AWESOME in natural, maybe you could consider keeping that way, though i have to say i don't know what an amber finish would look like exactly, im imagining slightly darker, and more yellow (correct me if i'm wrong)! well anyway, whatever you end up with its gona look nice, let us know how she looks/sounds in the end man!


    [EDIT] you posted just before i did in regards to the finish! my bad! good luck with it man. how much did it cost for all the parts? im thinking of a warmoth...
     
  9. rayzak

    rayzak

    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    I agree with Nino; it looks great natural. Amber's a tasty color too though. Looks great.
     
  10. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    I've always assumed the finishing is always done before any of the parts are put together....so won't it be kinda hard to do it with everything assembled?

    I think natural would be great too....although I think it would look killer dyed trans black or something....
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I had a picture of a Sadowsky headsotck. :)
     
  12. I just put the parts on for show, nothing is actually in there. This is Amber by the way, I think it'll bring out the grain in ways my mind can only imagine...

    Nino, about the bar, could you post a pic of the sadowsky that you got the placement from?

    And Nino, I would love to see/play your bass and get some help even if I could on mine. I live in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, so if your playing a gig or something round here or in the city, gimme a PM.
     
  13. forgot picture- Amber

    [​IMG]

    just in flame
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The original picture I had was from a Sadowsky bass on eBay before I owned any. Here is a picture of my 24 fret 5:

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1022557">
     
  15. thanks but I just realized you have 4+1 while mine is a 5 in line. will that work still, or should I just use the two string tree's?
     
  16. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i dont think it will make a difference - however, let me tll you from recent experience, make sure you use scres tht are a little longer than provided with most string bars- i had to use a longer screw with mine because if i used the provided ones- they would pull right off the peghead with all that tension--
    also- try to find the fender string tree that pull sthe top three strings - it works on my 5 in line fender-
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Thanks Adrian, do you know where I could go about finding one of those, I saw them on the fenders, but they don't seem like a stock item anywhere.
     
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    It should work with no problem.
     
  19. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'd be glad to help out. I'm not too familiar with finishing but I could help out with pretty much anything else.

    My band is playing this Saturday in Queens.
    www.theoremnyc.com