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New bass project - #3 images

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rodent, Apr 30, 2005.


  1. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    I have just acquired the components for bass project #3 -

    * warmoth J body, rear routed J/J, spalted maple on alder
    * Sadowsky hum cancelling J p/u's
    * Gotoh 201
    * warmoth 2+2 angle neck, maple w/ pau ferro, corian nut
    * GB7 tuners
    * undecided: Bart NTMB w/3-way switch or Aguilar OBP-3
    * either way, pre-amp will be run at 18v
    * all hardware is black
    * Sadowsky Ultralite case

    I should have this assembled by early June if my schedule continues to be as crazy as it has been recently.

    R
     
  2. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    Here's a front/back image of the neck:
     
  3. Love the body. I would have gone with a fender style straight headstock but that's just me. Looks killer!
     
  4. teacherguy

    teacherguy

    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    LOOKS GREAT!
    I'm very excited to watch this project come together because I've priced out a very similar set-up using Warmoth parts!
    I'm especially interested in seeing how the Warmoth 2X2 headstock looks on a Jazz body!
    The black binding is very sharp coupled with the spalted top!
    Nice choice!

    Jon
     
  5. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    I do have another warmoth 2+2 neck with an ebony fretboard available, but I really prefer it's looks on another project I have cooking.

    I also spent a bit of time debating on whether this maple/maple neck would have been a good match:

    http://www.warmoth.com/showcase/sc_...bn521&menuItem=2&subMenuItem=0&subMenuItem2=0

    In the end, it came down to the pau ferro board over the maple, and the more customized look of the 2+2 headstock.

    R

    [corrected a mistake on which neck was available]
     
  6. primus_55

    primus_55

    Dec 28, 2004
    Nice. Loove the splatered maple.
     
  7. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    Hooray for warmoth bodies w/ spalted tops and binding!

    [​IMG]

    This should be at my house early next week.
     
  8. Gorgeous body! You'll have to post photos of the finished product.

    Personally, I'd choose an ebony fretboard. It would look great with that black binding.
     
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Drool.
     
  10. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    For a second there, I was thought -- "A Sadowsky in-progress thread? Never seen one of these before..." and then BAM. That's a WARMOTH body?! "Drool," indeed.
     
  11. Andre_gt7

    Andre_gt7

    Jan 4, 2005
    Atlanta - GA
    Nice body!!! Good luck and keep us posted!
     
  12. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    Since so many are suggesting an ebony fingerboard, here's the alternative neck I have available should I decide to swap necks with another project

    R
     
  13. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    FWIW, I like the pau ferro neck better. I almost ordered it about three different times.
     
  14. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    If your going with the Sadowsky pick ups why not go with the Sadowsky preamp as well, their very full in bottom.
     
  15. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    ya i would stake my life on a sadowsky pre over a bart.
     
  16. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Beautiful, I love the body binding. Don't find those on basses too much.

    Also, I too would've gone for a Fender headstock, I think a 2+2 on a Jazz looks a little off kilter, but that's just me.
     
  17. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    I saw the image on-line at Sadowsky.com, but I didn't see a link for any info other than a larger image and pricing. Anyone know of a link with details on the pre-amp? I will have a 4 in-line config with no guard.

    R
     
  18. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    That's what my Warmoth/Valenti /Fender Jazz has...
    Volume/Volume/VTC with push pull bypass/stacked bass treble.
    It's also available with a blend pot instead of dual volume.
    It's a sweet pre.
    I highly recommend it.
    The control freqs are 40hz and 4khz if I recall correctly, both with a boost of +15db.
     
  19. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    Do you know if Sadowsky has a pre-amp with a mid option? This is where I do most of my adjusting from song/son and room/room.

    Ideally my pre-amp selection will be Vol (push/pull for active/passive), Blend, Mid, Bass/Treb with either a puch/pull on the mid knob or a on/on/on switch to select the freq. I could possibly give up the mid control so long as the p/u selection is a blend and not vol + vol

    The pre-amp is listed as requiring 9v ... can this also be operated at 18v?

    I'm also curious - what does the optional vintage control do?

    R

     
  20. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    Took delivery of the body tonight. The web images definitely don't do it justice - it's got far more movement in the top than can be seen in the jpegs :hyper:

    The neck should be here sometime next week. More pix coming soon ...

    R