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Warmoth Gecko Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by K Dubbs, Apr 21, 2002.


  1. K Dubbs

    K Dubbs Just graduated from OSU, Go Bucks!

    Mar 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    Has anybody ever put one of these together. If so, what config? Is it even worth the effort or do they sound damn good and assemble into a nice instrument?
     
  2. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    :Nino-Brown, Paging Nino-Brown:
     
  3. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    He loves it. I bet he would trade allllll of his Sadowski's (sp) for another...*hint hint*
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Pacman owns one too, and loves his as well.
     
  5. There are two completed Geckos on the Warmoth site. A 5 for $1199 and a 6 for $1299. Not a bad price...
     
  6. ashton

    ashton

    Jan 4, 2001
    Australia
    hi
    just today i was cruising around warmoth.com looking for a neck that takes my fancy. imo they make excellent replacement parts so why should their own instruments be of any less quality.

    ive only ever heard good about them, but as always thats just my $0.02, hehehe.
    later
    Lukas
     
  7. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Mine's posted on the Warmoth site. I love it, great rock and roll bass (double humbuckers always do that) Big, fat bootie, plays like a dream, really good bass.

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  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Here's mine.
    This is my second Favorite 5 string mext to my Sadowsky 24 fret 5. It sounds AWESOME, plays like a dream. For more info, click on either of these 2 threads about this bass: <a href="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=44029&highlight=Warmoth"><b>"The Gecko is FINISHED!!!!"</b></a> & <a href="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42970&highlight=Warmoth"><b>"Nino+new bass="</b></a>
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=503320">
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=503321">
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=503322">
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=503323">
     
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Another pic.
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    And another...
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    & the last one.
     
  12. K Dubbs

    K Dubbs Just graduated from OSU, Go Bucks!

    Mar 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    which woods did u guys use on the body and neck? Pacman's looks like mahogany stained? Also, i rounded up the cost on the components to put one together and it runs around 700 or so. Am i doing some math wrong, because this could be an extremely great bass (depending on how well i put it together) for 700 bones. U guys rock. I can't believe i got so many responses
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    On my 1st post w/all this pictures, I've included 2 links to posts that include the info you want. Click on "Nino+new bass=" & "The Gecko is FINISHED!!!!" in the previous post & you will get all the info you need.

    $700 sounds about right if you're getting an umfinished neck & body. Mine cost about $1100 total.

    Groove Facilitator (sp?) also has a Gecko.
     
  14. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Mine is Lacewood - not topped, the body is solid lacewood, and the neck is maple with a birdseye maple figerboard.

    Mine, which was painted already, I got from the Thrift Shop. I had the neck made for me, and total cost was (I think) $900 or $1100 (I can't remember). Well worth the money and better than I could get for the $$ elsewhere.
     
  15. K Dubbs

    K Dubbs Just graduated from OSU, Go Bucks!

    Mar 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    cool on the 700 or so unfinished. My father is a woodworker so this should make for a decent but short summer project. I want to do some additional shaping to one of the body designs to make it more "mine" Thanks for the help guys. Adios
     
  16. pc

    pc

    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    Nino, how do those basslines sound? I'm trying to find some info on the SD's to replace the originals on my new bass. I've read the Lakland Bart/SD comparsion but I'm looking for more info...
     
  17. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I like the BassLines ALOT. I have them hooked up to an Aguilar OBP-1 pre amp & it's killer. The sound is very full & round. They have alot of bottom end. It dosen't sound like any basses I have w/EMG's. All the EMG's I have are 40J's & P/J's. The pickups I have in my Sadowsky are 40J's & have the Jazz "GROWL" down.

    I can't compare them to Bart's cause the only bass I have w/Barts is a LakLand SkyLine 55-01 & I think that the "cheapo" overseas Barts in this bass sound better than the J/MM Barts in the USA LakLands & the SkyLine 55-02
     
  18. How do you guys find access to the 24th fret on the Geckos? I am probably going to order one early next fall and this is my only concern, the pictures could be misleading though.

    Thanks,
    Geoff
     
  19. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I don't feel it's a big issue, the bass is quite comfortable, top to bottom. I think, if I had the bread, I'd ask for the neck depth (fingerboard to back of the neck) to be a little slimmer.
     
  20. danny3k

    danny3k Guest

    May 26, 2001
    Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    where's the 6 string gecko owner? I'll like to chat with him about the bass.

    DTG