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My Warmoth Project, in progress

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

  1. 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 :)


    - 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!).

    - 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.

  2. 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.

  3. A pic with the neck.

  4. The neck has some cool figure on the back.

  5. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    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 Supporting Member 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. 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 :)