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NBD: Warmoth Short Scale Headless MM Clone Assembly/Build

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Thud Staff, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Thud Staff

    Thud Staff Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2017
    Houston TX
    Just finished this little dude yesterday. Sounds huge with the Aggie MM.
    • Warmoth Alder G4 SS Body (3 lb 6 Oz)
    • Eden 30” Scale Maple/Maple Neck
    • Aguilar MM Pickup
    • Volume with ebony knob to output jack
    • Hipshot Headless Bridge Tuner with PBC Headpiece
    • Dunlop Strap Buttons
    • Total weight: 6 lb 8 oz!
    Had to make a little adjustment to the neck pocket to accommodate the neck width and the extra fret (this one is 21 and the standard Warmoth neck is 19 or 20 with an overhang).

    Routed a recess for the tuning Knobs. Shaved down the neck heel for a little better access to the dusty end. Should have drilled the the countersink on the neck screws before shaving the heel, so there are some rough edges. May end up drilling for larger ferrules (1/2”) later.

    Warmoth only provides for neck or bridge pickup position, so I had to make a ratio calculation for a ‘sweetspot’ position for short scales. It was a head scratcher, but, I: not too smart anyway...

    Hand applied a black stone stain, but it turned out brown. Should have laid white base coat(?). Sprayed over with Krylon 2X semi-gloss clear. Hit it with some steel wool to even it out. Came out decent...

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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
  2. Nice work. You still love it?

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