Warmoth Gecko Ideas/Help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rageatmachine14, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. I am planning on building a Warmoth Gecko with a "small" neck(seeing as im only 5'6") and putting an EMG 40J neck pickup and a Bartolini MM style bridge pickup. Any sort of opinions on this idea would be greatly appreciated.:help:
  2. 543432321234


    Jul 23, 2009
    They say MM pickups are usually loud. Good idea there. The EMG pickup in the neck is also a good idea, because it would be a very clear sounding neck pickup. Do you know anything else about this build (paint color/type, bridge, EQ of some sort, etc.)?
  3. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    Mine is swamp ash body, maple neck 5 string wide, maple fingerboard
    ABM bridge
    P-J Bartolini's
    Aguilar OBP-3
    Custom finish inc headstock
    The only thing I disliked was they only had plastic nuts when I ordered the neck and body. I'm now looking into a tusq or graphtech or even brass for a replacement.
  4. Im thinking about doing a flame maple top wood with some sort of sunburst finish, i havn't made a desision about the color yet. For the bridge i was thinking a Takeuchi TG5 string through design. EQ's im looking at some sort of Vol/Bass/Tre/3 way slide selecter.
  5. Electric Druid

    Electric Druid

    May 20, 2009
    most basses have a blend knob rather than a selector switch for the pickups..not sure why...there's probably a good reason...if you go for a selector switch you'll probably have to rout if yourself as I don't think warmoth offers it as an option.

    if you are comfortable doing that then go for it! :bassist:
  6. melodicly


    Oct 22, 2008
    New Orleans, LA
    I prefer a blend simply because when I use a pick I am about 75%bridge 25% neck and finger style any where from 50/50 to 65/35 neck/bridge. The blend and mid control are the two knobs I move and only occasionally. On the other hand a blade selector seems to be pretty popular for MM pickups due to the number of setups you can have. Series, parallel, in phase, out of phase....... too much for my brain though.
  7. 543432321234


    Jul 23, 2009
    I am a switch freak personally, and with the MM pickup, i would have a switch for each option (series, parallel, in phase, out of phase), plus a blend knob, for added variety in your tone. With a blend knob, you have more options obviously, but if you think about it, if you're right in the middle of a song, and need to switch fast for either more brightness or warmth, you probably do not feel like turning a knob and making sure it is where you want it to be.
  8. 543432321234


    Jul 23, 2009
    I would include a mid EQ just for added variety to cut through a mix or to blend into the background.
  9. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    I prefer two volumes over a blend control...I feel I have better control over my sonic spectrum.
  10. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Inactive

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    I find blend much easier however, because you do't have to increase the volume of both pickups proportionally and whatnot, to each his own though.