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My Warmoth Project, in progress

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sean Baumann, Jul 10, 2003.


  1. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Hey, I might as well jump on the "band wagon". Here are a couple of pics of my project. This is my first attempt at assembling a bass, it's a little more work that I expected :)

    Spec:

    - Warmoth P body routed for extra J pickup
    - Inca Silver finish
    - Warmoth Jazz Neck w/ block inlays and binding
    - Matching headstock
    - Schaller BML tuners
    - dunlop straplocks
    - BA II bridge
    - nickel nut
    - Sadowsky P/J pickups
    - passive electronics (v/v and tone)
    - w/b/w pickguard

    I bought a hipshot extender, but it was the wrong one (BT-2). I'll return it and try and find a BT-1 for a decent price (allparts is like $80!).

    todo:
    - nut
    - saddle slots
    - setup

    Let me know what you think.

    Here is the body after I cut the pickguard for the truss rod access route. If the pickguard looks chipped or scratched, it is just the temporary protective plastic cover.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Another:

    The J pickup is as low as it can go. I'll need to do something about that. The Sadowsky J is pretty tall.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
  4. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    The neck has some cool figure on the back.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    That looks great! :D

    With all these recent Warmoth projects turning out so nice, you guys are making me want to do my own.. Grrrr! If only I had the time and money. :(

    Very nice bass you've got there, man. :)
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That looks AWESOME!!!!!. I LOVE the matching headstock. It reminds me of the bass I recently built & sold to MikeN:

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=910554">

    One thing I'm noticing is the truss rod route looks like it's too small with the neck on it. Try to put a screwdriver & see if you can easily adjust the neck. If not, you might have to make it alittle longer.
     
  7. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Yeah, this bass is Nino inspired. Seriously, I ordered the parts right after I saw the pics of your completed bass. You are da man!

    Yeah, you may be right. I actually had the route done by Warmoth, I just cut the pickguard (dremel tool). I'll check it out before I string it up, if not it's time to buy a router :)