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Warmoth built for slap?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rockwarnick, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. rockwarnick


    Jul 29, 2006
    Rockville, MD
    I just wanted to know if anyone has built a Warmoth bass with the intention of great/a certain slap tone...I have a feeling this will go no where but I am interested in doing this soon so I wanted to know if anyone has. And of course if you have, please list the specs; pickups, preamps, body wood(s), neck wood(s), pickup spacing/placement, etc, whatever you did to achieve your tone. O yea, pics please!

    So, who has a warmoth built to thump?
  2. Well, you would want a Ash body, and probably a maple neck. A Jazz style neck would be great..
  3. rockwarnick


    Jul 29, 2006
    Rockville, MD
    i got that already. im looking for pickups and preamps really.
  4. 00Funk

    00Funk Inactive

    Jul 17, 2006
    Dallas TX
    Just my 2 cents.
    For a motown slap tone:
    Audere pre
    Basslines P bass quarterpounder's

    For a Mark King slap tone :
    Status 300 board
    Status pickups

    I havnt experienced a better slap tone than Status
  5. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    it's all in the hands IMO

    an Alder body + Maple/Maple neck + Nordy NP-4 + 250K pots + .047uf cap = all the thump and slap you could ever want from a bass.

    Marcus would be a new man if he gave this combination a ride

    there's more to good slap than the bridge pickup on a J-bass ... and killer slap tone exhudes itself from skilled hands thumping away on a passive P-bass

    all the best,

  6. icorn25


    Jun 7, 2007
    Temecula, CA
    hey.. ya i have been looking for the same thing..did u ever figure anyhting out?
  7. rockwarnick


    Jul 29, 2006
    Rockville, MD
    well not here.

    however, on the warmoth website gallery there is a bass i saw that a guy posted with information about his set-up;

    " I installed Bassline electronics in the bass. I chose a at the neck position (SJB-1N) and a Musicman at the bridge position (SMB-4D). I installed the STC-3 Bassline pre-amp with a master volume (push/pull pot for slap tone), pick-up blend, mid-range boost/cut, & bass/treble boost/cut on a concentric pot. I also added the on/on/on switch to allow parallel/series/split sounds on the MM...
    ...I e-mailed Basslines and asked for some help in choosing the pick-ups and electronics and they were extremely helpful. I couldn't be happier with their recommendation! The slap tone is huge and the electronics allow you to fine tune several other great sounds without ever touching your amp. The pre-amp is also very quiet."

    Bottom line? I'm sold. And I plan on getting an Audere pre.
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