Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

nino's frankenstein

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Apr 6, 2001.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    hi nino, i read somewhere between the threads that you have a warmoth sadowsky clone. can you be so kindly to tell me the spacs of this bass or refresh my memory and tell me where i can find them?
    thanks again
    how much you paid for it?
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Body-Swamp ash w/a quilted maple top.

    Neck-Maple/Maple. *They wouldn't cut it to look like a Sadowsky, so I had them do a Fender(Standard cut) w/no pegholes drilled. A friend & I cut the headstock from a tracing of a Sadowsky headstock.

    Hardware-Gotoh tuning machines, Schaller roller bridge, Schaller straplocks.

    Electronics-2 EMG 40 J, Aguilar OBP-1 pre-amp. A friend & I drilled the control holes because I wasen't sure how I wanted the configuration when I ordered the body.

    If you are considering building one, look for parts on eBay. I got the bridge real cheap & got the OBP-1 for $80. The body was on the Warmoth "Thrift shop & it cost $320. If you were to get one made from scratch, it would cost well over $500. The neck is unfinished which cut cost & delivery time. The total cost for building this bass was just under $900.

    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=45907306">
    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=45907305">
    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=45907310">
    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=45907309">
  3. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    thanks nino
    i started a thread on the possibility to make my own warmoth bass inspired by a wonderful sadowsky. see you there if you are interested!