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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Mar 25, 2013.
Mine arrived yesterday as well! Good job, Warmoth!
I agree. I tried one in a store, just before shutdown, and it felt just as comfortable as a short-scale.
It is out in the shop being trimmed and painted. The body is very light and there is neck dive with a full PBass style headstock. I saw/sand it down to a '51 style and paint it to match the body. I'll do a pic when it is installed.
I reshaped my Warmoth headstock last night and did a test fitting of the tuners...I really, really like this Goncalo Alves neck wood. The neck itself without hardware weighs 2.1lbs. Today I'm adding the Luminlay side dots.
That is a great looking neck! The wood is very striking.
Nice looking Bass for sure! I find it interesting that they put a locking 1/4" jack on it. Not very common in guitars / basses. Though it definitely adds to the aesthetics of the bass.
I dig the reshape, and those tuners look so choice on there.
Received my Warmoth short scale body today!! Turned out amazing!!! Weighs in at 3.8lbs.
Roasted Swamp Ash with clear satin
Reverse P route and J & contoured heel
Beautiful! Congrats. Will look forward to seeing the finished product.
What finish was used for the tuners, neckplate and bridge?
Thank you Rod! If this bass turns out as good as I hope I will be selling my short scale Sandberg Lionel Bass...I love the Sandberg but its just a tad to heavy at 8.9 lbs and it kills my shoulder after one hour at rehearsal and we rehearse for 3-4 hours a couple of times a week. Been using my SS EBMM Stingray and 32" Warmoth P bass for practice lately.
Thank you John...I'll keep posting progress pics
Thank you Mongo, The tuners and bridge are Schaller Vintage Copper finish...I had to buy from Europe cause I could not find here in the states. The rest of the hardware (neck plate, jack plate, string tree & Strap buttons) I'll be using is just generic labeled Antique Bronze that I also had to buy from Europe.
Thanks, I was just looking at antique bronze finishes but they seem to be used mostly for plumbing fixtures and home decor here in the US. The finish ln those parts looks great.
You have a good vision for what looks nice on a bass. This looks so tasty already! Can't wait to see the next steps!
Having met you through your selling of the customized Mustang to fund your Lionel, then watching the customization of that bass, I'm feeling like we've been on a journey together.
I certainly understand about the shoulder fatigue. My short scale SBMM StingRay weighs 8.5 pounds, which is surprisingly heavy to me. I was able to alleviate that by using a custom 3" wide strap from Coco Guitar Straps on Etsy. I really recommend her straps to everyone. Top quality, light weight, super comfortable, and amazing fabric patterns. There's a layer of padding built in which makes them both soft and more grippy than they would be if just folded fabric. You may want to give some consideration to a new strap before selling the bass.
For your consideration:
My Lionel is also heavier than expected - weird to pick it up, it's deceiving. But it sounds and feels so good, I wouldn't change a thing. Maybe 8.7 pounds or so, all in the body, it is reasonable enough on the strap.
The new Sire U5 is very interesting....
Agreed. But I'm still wondering about neck dive while standing. He didn't cover that. One can always compensate while sitting. Would have been nice to know
Upper horn looks to be parallel with the 12th or even the eleventh fret and he mentioned the tuners were light...
EDIT: He didn't say the tuners were light, but normal. My bad. He does say its comfortable sitting and based on the horn position, I would think with a good strap this would be fine.
This is the first time I've ever seen him give "five claws" to ANY bass!
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