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Possible Warmoth Gecko

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tufnuts, Mar 19, 2002.


  1. Hey all. Check this out. I wish I didn't have to make house payments.

    Sigh. And it looks so right it can't be wrong.

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    I'm quietly weeping now.
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    NICE!!!

    :D
     
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Oh, my.

    Been hanging out in the Thrift Shop again, eh?
     
  4. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Pft. You can't play a house. Buy the bass!
     
  5. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    LMAOL:D :D :D :D
     
  6. Yaa. But you need the house to plug the ampilfier in. Booyah.

    My credit cards still smell of the last warmoth project......Grrr....well...maybe I'll just buy the neck.....

    Nooooooooooo
     
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    NICE!!!!!! ;) When I devolop a roll of film & scan the pics, you'll see my new Warmoth Geico!!!!:eek:
     
  8. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Mmm... do-it-yourself car insurance...
     
  9. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    damn...


    with the right pickup/electronic combo (a set of bart quad coils and a u-retro deluxe perhaps) and some gold hardware, maybe a big brass ABM bridge (and if it wasn't 35" scale) i'd sell my warwick for that.
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Huh?
     
  11. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    You typed Geico, when you should have typed Gecko. See, there are people that try to call the Gecko, but they get Geico instead.
     
  12. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Right. There's a car insurance company called Geico, and their ad campaign involves a gecko who is frustrated with people calling him, thinking that he is Geico Car Insurance.

    Tough crowd, tough crowd... you must not get those commercials over on the east coast...
     
  13. dmaki

    dmaki

    Apr 29, 2000
    Chattanooga
    LOL, I didn't catch his slip at first... We get those commercials in Michigan, which somehow is the Mid-West (how does that work again?) That bass looks pretty sweet... now if I could only talk myself into getting a 5 instead of a 4...
     
  14. Tempting indeed, but do you suppose it's available without that silly-ass salamander inlay? Perhaps a penguin or a dung beetle or a tse-tse fly...but a salamander? Whaddup?
     
  15. next time, when you have to ponder a financial decision just do this equation.

    for example: I would really like a Rickenbacker 4003, which will cost about $1000. so I take the total (A), figure out about how many years I plan on keeping it (B). convert the years in to days (C). then divide the total (A) by (C) and figure out what it will cost me per day.

    (A) 1000
    (B) 50 (lets say I plan on keeping it for the rest of my life)
    (C) 50 X 365 = 18250
    1000/18250
    answer: 0.0547
    it would cost me less than 5 1/2 cents a day for the rest of my life (as long as I live 50 more years) to own a Rickenbacker 4003. what can you buy for 5 1/2 cents? not even a piece of candy.
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Duh!!!! :D Yeah we get those commercials, it wa just 1:00am & my brain wasn't in full function. LOL :)

    My favorite commercial is when the Gecko gets a phoe call:

    Gecko: No, I can't save you $$$ on car insurance. I'm Gecko, not Gieco......

    slight pause

    ....well, that's uncalled for!!!!!!! :D:eek:
     
  17. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    I repeat pigmata's question, because it's something I've been wondering about:

    Has any ever asked Warmoth to do a Gecko neck without the gecko inlay? what was the result?
     
  18. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    As I recall, no problem. I'm pretty sure I've seen lizardless necks in the Threft Shop. All you'd be asking them to do is leave something off, not make something special.


    M'boy, you have a bright future in automobile sales!
     
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I like the way you think! Now if I can just convince my wife of this.;)
     
  20. Wxp4759cb

    Wxp4759cb

    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    What kind of top is that?