NBD.. A Tale of Two Teles

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by snyderz, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    1. Waterstone semi-hollow with a Warmoth neck. Quarterpounder pup. Plays great, sounds great.
    2. Squier CV 50s body with a MityMite neck. I had to turn the rounded heel into a flat heel, and it fit like a glove. I might put an aftermarket pup in it, but it sounds great like it is.

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  2. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    full shots

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  3. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
    Those are both very nice. I love the look of Tele basses, glad you like the sound.

    Which neck do you prefer? I've started to buy parts for my fretless project, and I was likely going to go with the Mighty Mite, but I've been considering spending the bucks on a Warmoth? Also, I've heard that the Warmoth necks are heavy, I realize it's on a semi-hollow, but have you found that to be the case?
  4. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    I like parts basses, and have had several of the brands over the years. USACG, Allparts, MityMite, and Warmoth. Boards ranging from ebony, to rosewood, to maple, to ebanol. I play only flats on unlined boards. Neck dive isn't an issue on that Waterstone. The body weighs almost as much as a solid. I use a Neo strap, with no problems.
  5. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    My single most-favoritest pickup ever is the Duncan single coil Quarter Pounder. Put one in. Do it.
  6. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    That's the exact one I had in mind! I'm going to give this one a shot at rehearsal, and if it doesn't cut it, I'll order the SD.
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Cool basses. Congrats, congrats.
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Very cool basses congrats.
  9. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    Very nice indeed!

    I have a Tele with the original neck I bought new in 1970 and a Warmoth body. It was my very first Fender bass.

    Though I have a Quarter Pounder in it now I decided to go with the Antiquity II which is based on the 70's version vs the '51 Antiquity I.

    Unfortunately my original pickup is no longer usable.

    Good luck with those beauties!