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Warmoth Koa Jazz just about finished!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, May 12, 2003.


  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    For those of you that remember, I was building a Warmoth Jazz bass. See the original thread here:
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=71137

    Well, it's 99% complete!!!!! Here are the specs:
    • Warmoth Ash body with Koa top
    • Warmoth Maple neck w/pau ferro board & Koa Laminated headstock
    • Sadowsky Hum-Cancelling p/u's
    • Sadowsky on-board pre-amp
    • Gotoh 201 bridge
    • Schaller tuning machines

    Some pics!!!!!
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=971204">
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=971206">
     
  3. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Nice! How does it sound?
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=971210">
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=971211">
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=971212">
     
  7. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    :eek:

    wow, i love the look of it. Let us know how it sounds.
     
  8. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    i like it much better without the pick gard though, is it rear routed?
    I would take off the control plate also. The wood look great!
     
  9. Drop dead classy beauty!:eek: <-whoa, not eek

    I like it better with pickguard. Matching headstock is sooooooo fine.

    Gorgeous bass, Nino! You should really be proud.
     
  10. Nice!...not a fan of the black hardware though...
     
  11. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Sweet Gravy Man...leave that pickguard off. Or get on of those clear one's. That top is beautiful!! Love the black hardwear!!
     
  12. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    that is gorgeous...Reminds me of something...
     
  13. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Wow cool! Where is the Valenti logo?
     
  14. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    For the love of god, don't dare screw that pickguard on there! :D

    It looks awesome.

    What is the fingerboard radius?
     
  15. What kinda strings are on there, the ones with the sky blue wrappings?
     
  16. The lack of fingerboard position dots really adds a lot to the great look of this bass.

    Roger may be doing himself in by training you!
     
  17. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Awesome! I really like the black hardware and no pickguard. Quit making me think about building another bass. Well, I should at least wait until I am finished with the first one :)
     
  18. I'd have to agree that it looks much better without the pickgaurd. The Koa looks real nice.
     
  19. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Nino- First very nice. Drop the p-guard. Third how much change did you drop on building it??
     
  20. bentem

    bentem

    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    I like the pickguard, it goes with the black hardware. Its a nice looking bass either way, though.