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Saucy new Warmoth shape

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brendan, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
  2. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    looks like a B.C. rich eagle.

    I would like to see those d!"m 5 string necks with binding and block inlays.
  3. bwbass


    May 6, 2002
    I like it too.

    By the way, this shape is a loose interpretation of another design; a now extinct bass from ages past. Any guesses as to what is is?
  4. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    It looks like it could use a Novax fanned fret neck.
  5. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Actually, what it reminded me of was a '98 MJ Mirage Rally. I mean, that's not really "ages past" but it's what I thought.

    Here's a pic of one from HCGAF:

  6. EricTheEZ1


    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    I like it too, but it would be a bit much on the tail end unless you want like 6 knobs. I think I'd have to get it sanded down an inch or 2 at the bottom.

    Let's hope they come out with a Carl Thompson body. That'd be SWEET.

  7. bwbass


    May 6, 2002
    OK, I was smirking a little when I said "ages past", but the extinct part is dead on.

    The name we gave it is a hint...
  8. Scott French

    Scott French Dude

    May 12, 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    Looks like your school bass with some hard edges, B.

    Z + extinct has got to mean the late great Tony Zemaitis, althought I don't recognize that to be one of his shapes right off the bat.
  9. I'd say it looks like a BC Rich Eagle.

    I can't say I like it, but it IS an improvement on the Rich.
  10. Andre_gt7


    Jan 4, 2005
    Atlanta - GA
    not my style...but nice to see warmoth coming out with new stuff~!
  11. Brian, are you trying take us to school? If so, you'd better be the dean or something. ;)
  12. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Actually, it looks just like the old Zeta Prism bass...
  13. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    I've said it once and I'll say it again "It amazes me how fast you guys can post info on here." That Zeta was dead-on....

    ...always wanted one of those.....*
  14. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Amazing the amount of useless infomation we're carrying around, isn't it? ;)

    Yep, I always thought the Zeta was a cool shape. The bottom part reminds me of the MJ Mirage, too, and a little bit of the Kubicki Factor...

  15. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Yeah, I figger that's why Warmoth calls it the "Z-bass" body. :)
  16. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Doh! I think you're right! :)
  17. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I dunno... that lower horn just looks like it's melting, or, dare I say, flaccid. Kinda goofy lookin'.
  18. bwbass


    May 6, 2002
    We have a winner!!! :)

    We beveled the lower horn a bit ala the Eagle, but otherwise it's pretty much a Zeta tribute.
  19. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    I don't want to hijack this thread, but I also saw a Gecko body on the site that could accommodate the deluxe 5 neck. As a guy that prefers a 34" scale and likes the Gecko, does anyone here know whether they are considering going into regular production with those as well?
  20. bwbass


    May 6, 2002
    Well, we can make one to order if that's what you mean. The 'G5' is the Deluxe 5-compatible Gecko-styled body, and the 'Z5' is the Deluxe-5 version of the bass this thread is about. (So as not to be completely off-topic.)

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