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Warmoth Bass Parts

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Kazz3lrath, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Kazz3lrath


    Jan 5, 2012
    If I were to order enough warmoth parts to put together a bass (using their body builder thing to get all the parts in order), how long would it take for me to put it all together? Assuming I am willing to work for like, 4-7 hours a day.
  2. temmrich


    Jan 29, 2012
    Columbus, Ohio
    Gonna order the neck and body prefinished?
  3. temmrich


    Jan 29, 2012
    Columbus, Ohio
    Ok, assuming you don't have to apply any finish, a day should be enough. Assuming you have the proper tools. A drill press is pretty much the most complex tool you'd need. Drill some holes, add some shielding, do a bit of soldering, screw it together... finished.
  4. Kazz3lrath


    Jan 5, 2012
  5. I have been wanting to do a Warmoth build similar to yours. I have noticed that the classifieds here on TB is a great place to find hardware and electronics for much cheaper. Warmoth bodies usually do not come loaded, and pickups and preamp systems can really add up. Not to mention tuners, bridge, input jack, string retainer, neck screws, neck plate, and tone knobs. You will probably need a professional setup and fret job after also, unless you can do it yourself.
  6. Kensation


    Dec 25, 2012
    You will still need to buy all the parts for the bass. All you will be purchasing is a body and a neck. You would still need to purchase pickups, wiring/electronics, tuners, bridge, pickguard, knobs, and all the hardware/screws to put everything together.
  7. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    ^^ yes. then comes the setup.
  8. Kazz3lrath


    Jan 5, 2012

    Awesome, thanks for the help man.
  9. zfunkman


    Dec 18, 2012
    I'm getting ready to purchase all the necessary parts to build a Warmoth Bass. Their prices for parts are competitive. In fact, they are less expensive than many of the bass parts sites I've found online. One stop shoping at Warmoth is the way I'm going. They're limited in pickups and pre-amps but what they do offer is pretty good and as I said earlier, the prices are competitive.
  10. bassburner

    bassburner Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    Here's the list I came up with for my Warmoth build. A p-bass but it will give you the idea:

    Pickup Guard
    Pickup Guard Screws
    Tuning Keys
    Strap Buttons
    Felt Washers
    Neck Plate
    Neck Plate Screws
    String guide
    Wiring kit - includes pots and jack
  11. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    My advice would be to save a few bucks buying used parts and spend the saved money on a good fret job on your new neck. Warmoth's fretwork is pretty good right out of the box, but it's more than worth it to have it done.
  12. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Unless he's willing to read up and do it himself. It can be done.
  13. Kensation


    Dec 25, 2012
    Glad I could help!
  14. That's a nice choice for a neck-beautiful.
  15. elbeau


    Feb 5, 2009
    Detroit MI
    If this is your first build, buy thru guitar fetish so you're not burnin money on something you may potentially **** up.
  16. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    I've owned and built a few Warmoth basses. I highly recommend spending the xtra bucks for a graphite reinforced neck. Less weight , better tone. Even if you have to custom order it, get graphite!!

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