New Warmoth! have a look...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by L-1329, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. L-1329


    Aug 8, 2004
    I thought you all might like to check out my latest, a Warmoth Explorer which has just been finished. These are poor quality pics, but check it out!



    Here are the specs:

    Alder body, 1/8" flame maple top with pearloid body binding, blue dye finish
    Five piece Deluxe Five neck w/maple board, corian nut and stainless steel frets, matching flame/blue dye headstock face
    Nordstrand Dual Coil pickups
    Aguilar OBP-3 preamp
    Hipshot A-style bridge
    Three way mini toggles for series/single coil/parallel for each pickup
    Gotoh tuners

    All I can say is that this bass leaves one hell of a first impression! It also has a voice that an back up it's looks. My goal was to get a five string Explorer, that had great tone and playability as well as killer looks, and I believe that this was a success. Also want to thank this forum for helping me with researching and learning so much about what went into this bass, and especially Nino and Carey Nordstrand for their help and suggestions. Without getting too a long post let me just say that this bass sounds great! It really has a big, full, and very articulate tone. It has a nice attack quality to it also that I wasn't really expecting, but am enjoying! The three ways give three distinct but still related tones, which all sound great, and the Aguilar really matches up nicely with it. The 19mm bridge centers dead over the pole pieces, and the strings fit the neck very well. Also a nice bonus is that there is no neck dive! I have Schaller strap locks, and the button drilled through the outermost edge of the neck plate, roughly behind the 17th fret. Balances very nicely, especially for an Explorer! I didn't assemble this, as I didn't want to risk damaging anything, and the builder I used did a very nice job. It is going to take me a little while to really get to know this bass, but thought you guys might enjoy a look. :cool:
  2. reitedasc

    reitedasc Guest

    Jun 23, 2005
    I wanna rock! :bassist:
    Looks really cool!
  3. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    congrats , nice pointy bass !! :D
    that thing looks so cool , and i'll bet the Nordstrand / Aguilar combination just kills !!

    who did the actual build for you ?
  4. dannoman


    Feb 3, 2004
    That Rocks !!!!!!!

    Is it possible to get some sound clips????
  5. Wow. The blue dye / gold hardware / maple fb combination is gorgeous!

    What's the nut widht? aren't the strings too close to the edge of the fb towards the neck heel? There was a thread recently where someone thought (and I agreed) that 19 mm might be too wide for a Warmoth neck.
  6. klocwerk


    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
    Not my style, but it's very nice! :bassist:
  7. L-1329


    Aug 8, 2004
    That was one big concern for me as well, but all the research said it would fit, and I know Valenti has no problems with it either. The nut is 1 3/4". The strings fit very nicely over the board, and pass directly over the pole pieces of the Nordstrands. To me playing it feels no different than any other bass I've played, as far as the strings being near the edge of the board. It all works nicely!

    The builder I used is Rick Cremer, a luthier/tech in the Chicago suburbs. He did a nice job getting her all together and wired up.

    As for clips, I have nothing right now and not much free time left this month. I also want to let this bass get settled in a bit, and re-tweak the intonation and pickup heights a bit first. I'll get something recorded soon though...

    And thanks for the comments! :cool:
  8. That is amazing!!! Friggin' Amazing!!!!


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Enjoy , all the best with it ! :bassist:
  10. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    That's freaking nice! I remember my first Explorer... it wasn't nearly as nice as yours. You're gonna love the Nordy+Aggie combination. It is killer. Congrats
  11. Bass2x

    Bass2x Guest

    Jul 25, 2005
    Very cool color combo.
    Neck dive a problem?
  12. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Very nice work. That thing is beautiful!
  13. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
    Nicest looking explorer i've seen. congrats
  14. sheepdog

    sheepdog Guest

    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    I think we're still up to 15 sound clips required. You bought that cable for your computer yet?

  15. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    I love it! Frankly, I've been kinda planning this one out in my head, but you beat me to it!!! Except the gold, that is.
  16. L-1329


    Aug 8, 2004

    I *will* get something recorded, just need a little time! yeah, that's it... ;)

    And Bass2x, there is no neck dive at all with this. It balances near the 50/50 point so you can tell that there is some weight to the neck, but there is no dive. I am even using a slippery strap with it right now and it doesn't dive. This is mainly because it is a bolt on, I am able to position the strap button much farther toward the neck. It works great, and was one thing I was really hopeing for.

    Again, thanks everyone for all the positive comments! :cool:
  17. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
    I don't like the shape, but seems to be really really really well made and I suppose it sounds real cool ;)
  18. Eisenmann

    Eisenmann Guest

    May 12, 2004
    wow that bass looks beatiful

    expecially the finish with the white binding is awesome!
    was the finish done by warmoth or buy the luthier??
  19. L-1329


    Aug 8, 2004
    The binding can't been seen in those pics but it is pearloid, and just totally sets off the flamed top! The body and neck finishes were done by Warmoth, and were flawless. The neck is satin finished maple with a matching headstock face in gloss. The gloss body is so reflective that I can't get any lighting on it to show up in a picture! The workmanship in the finish is top of the line.
  20. Oxblood

    Oxblood Inactive

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    :eek: :eek: :eek: ! Im so jealous its unreal.