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Saucy new Warmoth shape

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


  1. Brendan

    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

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    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

    Whafrodamus

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

    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:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. EricTheEZ1

    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.

    -Eric.
     
  7. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    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 Supporting Member

    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

    Andre_gt7

    Jan 4, 2005
    Atlanta - GA
    not my style...but nice to see warmoth coming out with new stuff~!
     
  11. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Brian, are you trying take us to school? If so, you'd better be the dean or something. ;)
     
  12. Actually, it looks just like the old Zeta Prism bass...
     
  13. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    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. 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...

    Mike
     
  15. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold 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. Doh! I think you're right! :)
     
  17. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

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

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    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

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    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.)