Warmoth 5-string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by miktit, Apr 26, 2001.

  1. miktit

    miktit Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2001
    I'm thinking of buying a Warmoth 5-string jazz bass.
    It has a Mahogony body with a flame maple top, and Ebony Fretboard.
    I've heard a lot of nice things about Warmoth, so I would like to hear any oppinion about Warmoth (Especially their 5-string)

    I think it has EMG-picups, and I don't think it has any E.Q or preamp otherwise.

  2. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    I've played a friends Warmoth 5-string and it's sister fretless. Playability-wise it was very much in the same vein as a Fender 5 string. They were both alder with a nice quilt maple top done is smoke grey. Real nice looking but heavier in weight than my Lakland D55. He uses Lane Poor pickups but I can't remember if the basses had a preamp. It gets real good tone and works for his style of playing.

    If you like the feel of the Fender 5 string neck then you should like the Warmoth. I found it very close to the neck on the Fender Roscoe Beck and had no trouble playing 3 or 4 songs at a bass seminar with no warmup.