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NEW Warmoth Jazz bass in progress

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Jul 7, 2003.


  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    OK, Here are the Specs:

    • Alder Jazz body w/ShoreLine Gold Finish
    • BirdsEye Maple neck w/Pau Ferro board w/no face dots
    • EMG Vintage J pickups
    • Aguilar OBP-1 pre-amp
    • Gotoh 201 bridge
    • Schaller Tuning Keys
    • HipShot D-Tuner
    • Mint Green/Black/Mint Green pickguard

    I have to do a few things to the body, such as, route a truss rod acess, route a compartment for the pre-amp & batteries (or battery if I get a Fishman voltage doubler)

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1049169">
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1049170">
     
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1049174">
     
  4. Im diggin it big time Nino, I thought the truss rod route was standard now on all basses? Side dots on the neck or no?

    when did ya order her?

    P.S.- New updated pics in my thread of the completed finish
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I got the body on a trade with a DudePitter, BDGotoh, about a week or so ago. I ordered the neck for another body that I had (not Warmoth) but it didn't fit, so I got this body. It's in excellent shape but it dosen't have the truss rod cutout.
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Thanks. I can't wait til it's done. The color is really growing on me.

    A plus, my wife loves the color, too. :)
     
  7. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    I like the color, too! The truss rod access rout, by the way, became standard on all our bass bodies about a year and a half ago, so the body is probably just older than that.
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Thanks guys, Yesterday I did some work to it. Routed the battery/pre-amp compartment on the back of the bass, fit the pickguard & routed the truss rod access.

    Some time next week, I'm gonna drill the hole for the side input jack, apply the sheilding paint & install the pick-up's & pre-amp.

    It's slow going right now cause I'm doing most of the work on the bass arter my shift at work.
     
  9. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Nice Nino.

    I have a Warmoth body that is waiting for a Karl Hoyt neck that is in the works. Mine is a chambered jazz body (rear routed) with MM/J pup routings. Going to put in Duncan pups and a U Retro Deluxe after I get the neck.

    BTW, how do you like the EMGs with the exposed pole pieces? I've never seen those in person.
     
  10. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Hey Nino, how did you know where to route the battery box? Didja just look at another bass around you, or is there some kind of magic location, like a stencil or something?
     
  11. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Hey Nino, that looks great. I almost bought a body like that from the thrift shop, but it was a P. I ended up getting the silver instead.

    how do you lay out your nut? Do you do it with the string distance center-to-center or edge-to-edge? If you wouldn't mind sharing your measurements, I'd find it quite helpful. Also, how do you drill the holes for the strap buttons without chipping the paint?
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Well, this was the 1st time I did this & it's nice to be able to use Rogers routers & templates. :) it came out VERY nice.

    1st- from the from of the bass, looking into the control cavity, you drill 2 small holes on an angle. You want to space these 2 holes a little less far apart then the actual width of the hole you're gonna route for the pre-amp/battery.

    2nd-you trun the bass around & use those 2 holes as a guide to where to lay your template. You drill thsoe 2 original small holes on an angle so when you route the new cavity, there is a wall seperating the original cavity from the new one.

    3rd-Route, route & more routeing

    I'll try to get pictures to better explain that I'm talking about. :)
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I haven't tried them yet. This will be my 1st time.
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'll answer this later. Kids are getting hungry.

    I'll just edit this post. :)
     
  15. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Karl Hoyt is an independent luthier and all around great guy. He has been a regular on The Bottom Line (bass oriented mailing list) for a long time.

    He is going to build the neck and then I will send him the body and he is going to fit the neck to the body. I was actually very lucky. He had a neck stock all made up that is maple with wenge stringers. He is going to carve my neck from that stock.

    He also builds entire basses, but in this case I already had the body. So, I just went to him for a neck.

    Good luck on your project. It sure looks nice.
     
  16. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    In essence, I guess you could drill 4 small holes, one for each corner, couldn't you? Then just route the inner section? Or is this a bad idea and those templates are available somewhere?
     
  17. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Nope, I should have taken pictures, but I didn't. I'll take some tonight.
     
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Here are some pictures:
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1054212">
     
  19. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1054218">
     
  20. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1054221">