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Show your Warmoth

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Vox Populi, Oct 6, 2005.


  1. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    So I just bought a new bass (arrives tomorrow :hyper: ) but I still am looking towards the future when I plan to build a super-jazz Sadowsky rip-off from Warmoth parts.

    I priced it all out, and everything will cost about $1250. That's for a 5 string, with a bound and blocked neck. Finishes applied by Warmoth. Sadowsky humcancelling w/ VTC. I would just have to assemble and do electronics.

    So show your Warmoth! Also say a little about it: did you build it, or have a luthier assemble for you?
     
  2. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Well, I've posted these before, but I think they're worth another look...

    First the fretless - Warmoth swamp ash body with quilt maple top (Emerald dye finish), Status graphite lined fretless neck, EMG Js, BA II, Schallers.
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    Fretless sound clip here

    Then the fretted - Warmoth Dinky J alder body with quilt maple top (Turquoise dye finish), Status graphite neck, Nordstrand NJ4SEs, J-Retro, BA II, Schallers.
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    Definitely the nicest basses I've owned. I really must get round to taking some better pics, these don't really do either of them justice. Assembled by me with some help from a friend. Setup also by yours truly, very happy with both basses.
     
  3. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

    May 25, 2003
    Studio City+Redlands, CA
    Endorsing artist: Nordstrand - Genzler Amplification - Sadowsky - Dunlops Strings - DR Strings
  4. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    This one was originally built and wired by me. EMG-J pickups, no preamp, Wenge neck.

    [BEFORE]
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    Then I sent it to Nino Valenti and had him swap the neck, install Nordstrand pickups with an Aguilar OBP-1 preamp, and change the hardware to black:

    [AFTER]
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    It's killer now.
     
  5. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    I have several completed, and a couple more in the works ...

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    This one has a set of Sadowsky hum cancelling J's, but is about to be refit with a set of Aero singles. 18v U Retro Deluxe pre.

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    Loaded with Nordstrand NJ4SE and MM4.4 with a tap switch on the MM. 18v U Retro Deluxe pre.

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    Currently loaded with a Villex P/J set (with mid control) and an 18v Bart NTMB

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    Waiting for electronics

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    waiting for electronics ... but it will be a passive set-up with a Nordstrand NP-4

    All the best,

    R
     
  6. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
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    The vintage-looking one with the wenge/ebony neck is mine, the other one is the "shop" tremolo bass.
     
  7. bino

    bino

    Jun 27, 2002
    Orange County
    Money

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  8. Here's my (mostly) Warmoth. The only things that aren't directly Warmoth are the Bartolini pickup and preamp and the body. Everything else came from Warmoth. Well, except for the 9-volt battery. :smug:

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  9. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    That is one beautiful jazz you've got there. :smug:
     
  10. What exactly is a Warmoth? Cause call me crazy, but when I look at these pics I see modified Fenders. I never heard of the company untill this forum, so I'm basically clueless. They look ssweeet though, I love AJBrowns paintjob. That IS killer.
     
  11. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    Warmoth is a company that sells guitar and bass components. Some people buy them to replace parts of their existing Fenders, others buy them to assemble their own instrument.

    http://www.warmoth.com
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Here are my "Warmoth's"

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    Here's one I sold and miss dearly. :(
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  13. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
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  14. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    A 4-string Solid White Korina with a Modulus Neck - 2000
    A 5-String Solid Mahogony Gecko Prototype with a Maple Neck and board.
     
  15. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    here's mine, Pbass body and maple neck, ebony fingerboard Jbass width.

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  16. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    here's one i built a couple of years ago ...

    zebra top
    koa body
    dark koa neck w/ pau ferro fretboard
    passive Bartolini pick ups
    black Schaller hardware

    plays and sounds like a dream come true ...

    i do love it !!
     

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  17. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    body shot , and matching headstock ...
     

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  18. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    neck pocket , copper shielding in cavity .
     

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  19. Minimaul

    Minimaul

    Jun 22, 2003
    Just the neck is from Warmoth.

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  20. Here's one of them (I have three):


    Black korina body, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, and Basslines APJ-1 pickups

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    It's a great instrument, the best 4 string I've ever owned. :)