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new baby!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bon viesta, Feb 4, 2021.


  1. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    warmoth, 13 POUNDS!!!! of awesome bass-ness. walnut and maple baby. i’m young, so i can deal with it for now. ask me anything if you care at all to know ;)
     

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  2. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    i love the finish so much, the body is like a beautiful slab of smooth walnut up against my body. it almost doesn’t feel like it’s finished. you can hardly tell the maple is finished, either.
     
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  3. bordinco90

    bordinco90

    Dec 7, 2011
    SW Louisiana
    Looks great! I have 2 Warmoth P basses and I love them both! The quality of Warmoth parts exceeds MIA Fender basses IMO.
     
  4. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    Awesome! Enjoy it!
     
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  5. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    Nice! She has Japanese Bacchus-ist look.
     
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  6. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
    you should see how heavy it can get. high mass bridge, bigger heavier tuners, brass plate pickguard under a mirror pickguard, solid metal knobs, etc
     
  7. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    intentional!! i knew it was coming was that (personally) ugly little truss rod slot, and i saw lawsuit basses from the late 70s with the truss rod slot and saw how the addition of thumb rests seemed to take the ease off of the blatant missing chunk of wood up at the neck pocket. plus, they’re pretty useful! you’ll notice my thumb rest is further away from the strings than most on jazz basses, and that’s because i don’t want the e string slapping against the plastic.
     

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  8. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    imagine a 15 pound bass... gawd. i mean, even this baby is surprisingly hard to pick up. i work out, too, and this is only one pound heavier than my usual go-to dumbbells.
     
  9. Jackcrow

    Jackcrow Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2017
    North Dakota
    That thing weighs more than the Peavey T-40 I used to have. I’m a fan of heavy basses. The walnut looks very nice!
     
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  10. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Warmoth's quality is quite nice. Enjoy!
     
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  11. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
    on some of their basses, yamaha puts a little plastic or metal trim piece there.
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  12. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008


    fast forward to 22 minutes ....
     
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  13. mildbill

    mildbill Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Veazie, Me
    That's a beauty! Enjoy!
     
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  14. Absolutely love love love that body wood/finish!
     
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  15. lowendrachel

    lowendrachel

    Sep 11, 2012
    GTA, Ontario
    Congrats! Love the colour. What's the nut width?
     
  16. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    the standard one and a half, though from a distance the neck seems really thick for some reason. also feels thick, but it’s more of the depth of the neck and not the nut width.
     
  17. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Heavier the bass, the better the sustain...........hee, hee, hee!

    It's a beauty!

    I once talked to a guy who had a first year Stingray that weighed 15 lbs. He told one time he picked it up the wrong way and it hit him in the knee causing an injury. WOW!

    Not to detract away from your thread, here is a walnut J on a P body. A "put together".

    I love walnut! Love your bass!

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  18. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
    the color combo reminds me of my walnut rickenbacker
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  19. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    I think it looks great! Really a warm color. I’ll bet it has a rich tone. If the weight bothers you get a wide strap. But I think you’ll forget about it and it becomes your #1. Enjoy.
     
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  20. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    the tone hasn’t really matured yet, i’m sure you’ve heard the age old “wood settles” thing. i think it’s true. you can’t just stick two pieces of wood together and expect them to be a beautiful instrument in an hour or so. i’ll just need to get used to this baby. but when it’s unplugged and i knock on it (and hear a door knock type sound, lol!) i can feel the vibration over entire bass for a few seconds. definitely no dead spots on this thing.
     
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