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Play the Warmoth game, but no Fender clone allowed

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    Guys, a lot of us speak about Warmoth parts. These are high regarded here for quality, someone built basses with them and others dream about doing it.

    Usually those Warmoth are Fender clones. This is correct since in my opinion the Fender bass is THE bass.

    Now i would like to know the specs of a Warmoth bass you would like to build but without cloning Fender in shape and maybe some specs.

    here's mine.

    LP style neck made in Wenge with wenge fretboard.

    Walnut-Maple striped Mockingbird body (see attached file)
    1 Seymour duncan MM style humbucker in the middle position (P style)
    bypassable Aguilar 2 band onboard preamp.
    gold hardware

  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Dinky P body, sorta like this one , but maybe a quilt top with green dye, with either EMG or Bart. soapbars, an angled Warmoth 2+2 neck similar to this one , Gotoh tuners, and some sort of quickloading bridge, like maybe a hipshot. Chrome or black hardware. Closest thing to a four-string Gecko I can think of.
  3. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Color would be like this, but I don't think much of this quilt:[​IMG]
  4. Indigo


    Feb 19, 2004
    Örebro, Sweden
    I love these threads =)

    Here´s what I would choose today...

    Body: Gecko 5, Swamp Ash with Flame Koa top, no color just sprayed clear.
    Neck: Gecko 5 Medium, Maple/Bubinga laminate with maple fingerboard and Flame Koa peghead veneer.
    Pickup: One Basslines Music Man-style.
    Electronics: Aguilar OBP-3 Onboard Preamp.
    Bridge: Black Kahler.
    Tuning Machines: Black Gotoh GB7.
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'd like to built one like this:

    <img src="http://www.warmoth.com/showcase/bodies/images/b441A.jpg">

    Alder body
    Black finish
    Maple/rosewood fretboard w/pearl blocks & binding.
    My custom headstock (<a href="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=115910&highlight=Valenti">CLICK HERE</a> to see it)
    Some Kind of humcancelling J's (probably Sadowsky)
    Some kind of 2 Band preamp (again... Sadowsky)
    Matching black headstock
    Chrome hardware
  6. Gecko 6-String

    Body: Koa body with flamed koa top
    --Clearcoat finish
    Neck: Wenge/Bubinga laminate neck with ebony fingerboard
    Pickups: Dual EMG-45TW with single-coil/dual-coil switching
    Preamp: John East U-Retro Deluxe (gold)
    Bridge: Hipshot Style A (gold)
    Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite (gold)

    Crap, now you've got me dreaming about a six-string...

    -Nick Park
  7. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    Currently out for finishing getting a tele style fig birdseye maple neck that is on order...always loved the look of G & L ASATs....
  8. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    a bass like this! :D
  9. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ

    Tele headstock on top, reverse Tele 6 on the bottom. It's okay, Fender doesn't make something like this :p
  10. philthygeezer


    May 22, 2002
    Bought this:


    Imagine dark blue stained body maple neck.
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That's too Fenderish for this thread. :)
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Still to Fenderish!!!!! :)
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That color is AWESOME!!!!!

    I'm definitely gonna build a Valenti Bass in that finish!!!!!!
  14. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Mine would be an ash body like the Tele Bass or G & L ASAT, with a Lane Poor musicman style pickup. Finish would be emerald green. 4 string.. Warmoth style neck/headstock.
  15. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I LOVE SG basses. I really want one with a pickup config like a bongo.
  16. jja412

    jja412 Fine Gear Enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    Carved dinky P bass body Ash with AAAAA quilt top, flame maple warmoth 2+2 neck with ebony fretboard, Honey burst finish with matching headstock and natural body binding on sides, twin MM humbuckers w/ 4 band eq (a la bongo) Satin chrome Hipshot Ultralites, Sadowsky style nobs, Hipshot A-style Chrome bridge.

    Yeah - I've been thinking about this for a while. Already have the Hipshots - might as well get the rest... :hyper:


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    this one
  18. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX

    4 string-
    Alder LP body, black
    Warmoth 2+2 headstock, maple/rosewood, matched headstock
    Routed for two EMG 35P4s, one in the P position, one right behind it (literally, One large "pool" rout for both pickups)
    Wired for an EMG BTC preamp for each pickup with a blend between the preamps (Warwick Masterman style)
    Neutrik locking output jack
    Schaller bridge
    Gotoh tuners
    Strung .120-.65, tuned CFBbEb

    It'd be rockin' like Dokken.
  19. 4 string
    BODY: Alder Les Paul, Amber Dye Finish
    NECK: Les Paul, Maple/Rosewood Fingerboard
    BRIDGE: Schaller
    P'UPS: bridge; MM neck; J

    Hmm thats about all...i want that bass now :bassist: :bassist: :meh:

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