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New warmoth day!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by billiam5billion, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. This has been about three years in the gathering of parts, and here it finally is. Specs-
    Surf green warmoth body
    Mighty mite one-piece maple neck
    Elek-trix solderless wiring harness with push/pull series switch
    Rio Grande Muy Grande jazz pickups
    Q parts pearl dome knobs
    Cream warmoth pick guard
    Squier second hand tuners

    And here are some pics that simply do not do the color justice. Enjoy!
    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1391816977.074911. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1391816990.097584. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1391817006.734036.
  2. Oh, and a gotoh 201 bridge!
  3. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Sure is pretty, how does it play? Feel? What does it weigh?
  4. It is definitely heavier than my Swamp Ash Precision, which feels like a feather after playing this one for a while. I would guess it's near the 10 lb mark. They both have Jazz necks, but this Mighty Mite feels way chunkier than the 90's MIM on the other one. It's like a P neck profile with a Jazz nut width. Weird, but I'm getting used to it. It is smooth though, and the frets are cleanly cut and filed.

    The sound is not at all what I'm used to, and I've owned Jazz basses before. The pole pieces on the pups are fatter than usual, and the sound is super hot. With the bridge on solo, it definitely gets that crisp, cutting "Flea" sound, especially with the brand-new DR high beams. The neck solo is honestly kinda wack, a little muddy but not in the good way. I'll probably never use that setting. So far my sweet spot is both pickups full with the tone rolled back about halfway. Good defined thump and it picks up the whole fretboard nicely. The switch is killer. Just roll everything up all the way and pull that sucker out and it sounds almost like a amped up piano. Loving that, and it works very well with my effects.

    Overall, I'm very happy with the looks and it'll do the job to keep me entertained soundwise, but it's also another reminder of why my Precision will probably remain my main player in the years to come.
  5. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Congrats, looks fantastic!
  6. Thanks! Once again, the folks at Warmoth knock it out of the park for me. The finish is creamy and flawless.
  7. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    It’s makin’ me wait,
    It’s keepin’ me way-yay-yay-yay-yay-tin’ ”
    — Carly Simon (1971)

    Congrats! Especially on your perseverance. I’ve had a Warmoth project in my head for about six years now, but have yet to progress to the “gathering” stage.
  8. I started with a spare bridge a few years ago and I just started obsessing over surf green and this is what came out if it.
  9. SlingBass4


    Feb 28, 2009
    Kansas City
    You should experience Warmoth's Jazz neck with the "thin contour" and "graphite rods" options. Not cheap......but ever so nice and worth the investment ;)
  10. Gorgeous bass!
  11. I'm thinking next year's bonus might go to a neck upgrade. I've been playing all day and it just doesn't feel right.
  12. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    That’s a shame. The bass is gorgeous.
  13. damn nice bass.

    I have a build in the making.. a custom P bass that'll be more of a stingray. I can't wait.
  14. I have been dreaming of this EXACT upgrade for my Atkinson P bass ( pictured on right in my avatar)..Thanks for the G.A.S. nudge..;)

  15. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Is that a new neck, or old/previously owned? I've been wondering whether anyone still makes traditional-style one-piece maple necks (though admittedly haven't really started investigating, just wondering).
  16. Brand new, I even had to drill mounting holes and the tuning machine mounts.
  17. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Love that color !
  18. SlingBass4


    Feb 28, 2009
    Kansas City
    I'm getting ready to put a Warmoth Jazz "thin contour" neck on the block, here (and elsewhere). Maple/Pau Ferro with the standard rods. I have Hipshot "lollipop" tuners that a buyer can elect to include or not. Sorry timing is not in your favor on this :ninja:
  19. That's a really nice color - congrats!
  20. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    This is extremely relevant to me.
    Which picture do you think is closest to the IRL look?