Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Macbeth56, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. Hey
    Has anyone here ever made one of the Warmoth basses? I am thinking of doing one, but I dont know all the stuff I need. I want a REALLY light body, and for the body, I want the les paul. I love les paul basses.. i dont know why, but I do. What All would I need? SOMEONE HELP! PLEASE! ha. Also, show some pictures of your WARMOTH!
  2. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    I bought a korina P body with a quilt maple cap in an outstanding blue burst from the Thrift shop. It was a great deal! The neck is an all bird'seye maple J with heavy figuring. Added a J rout and put in a PJ set of EMG's with BT preamp, full size Schaller tuners and straplocks and a BadassII bridge. This bass is not only stunning to look at but sounds awesome!!!!

    Unfortunately I don't have any pics....

    Groovecenter has good suggestions for light body woods. Read the Warmoth wood pages, then keep an eye on the Thrift shop. However, a body style likw an LP doesn't come up very often in a light wood - usually mahogany. You may just have to go ahead and order one new.

    Warmoth quality is first rate and it is money well spent - you'll get what amounts to a custom shop bass for half (or less) of the cost.
  3. thanks.. has anyone seen any of these basses

    its really cheap to have a total custom bass, and he does it all, and you design the body however you want it. i dont know though.. i really want a warmoth custom, but i wouldnt know how to do it all.. groovecenter, would you be interested in helping me setup the whole bass and everything? Maybe even doing it all for me if I payed you?
    Just get back to me when you can. Thanks,
    Email me- macbeth56@aol.com
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I've never built a light Warmoth bass. Their bodues are heavy & they use Steel Reinforcements in thei necks & they get heavy.
    Quality is top notch!!!!

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1256847">
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1118643">
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=552868">
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=820571">
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1257690">
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1002887">
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=971204">
    This one only had a Warmoth neck:
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1263454">
  6. did you make all those?!?! maybe you can help me! haha
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I built all of them & Yes I can.
  8. how much do you think it would be after i bought everything? I Really like your red with black
    pickguard bass. The one with black hardwear and everything.
    The bass that I really like, is the Les Paul style. I would want that, maybe in the red like yours, with all black hardwear, and the les paul neck. I don't know everything that I would need, and theres NO way I know how to put it together. Can you help? Its either a Warmoth bass, or getting a bass from www.wishbass.com
    if i got one from wish bass.. i would probably get something really crazy with and design a crazy body style, either that, or get a bass that I would actually use at a show like this... it all depends on the price. Thank you, !
  9. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    Dude, do a search on Wish. You will not find many people who care for his basses.
  10. If you need help with this, I recommend you contact Nino. You'd be even better off telling him what you want and having him put it together for you. He helped me with mine, and he's a top notch guy.

    Toss him a PM.

    P.S.- He works for Sadowsky (One of the highest held jazz and P bass makers) and has built so many warmoths its ridiculous. You'd be in good hands.
  11. By the way, just incase you didn't go into my link above, here is the finished bass.

  12. yeah.. ha, its too late, i already did contact him, and he said he will help me and everything.. im reallly realllllly thinking about this, but i would have to get some more money. but i have some stuff i could sell. anyone want to buy a peavey 15in. cab with black widow speaker, and a olp bass?