1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

warmoth parts any good?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Soapbox Prophet, May 20, 2001.

  1. hey, i am considering building my own bass from warmoth parts....I have a basic understanding of everything to the point where i know i could put it together, I am just curious if Warmoth stuff is any sound and durability wise....so please anyone who has used their bodies or necks before please fill me in. if this doesnt work out im goin for a ESP B-204.
    chris murray
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Warmoth parts are EXCELLENT. Much better than an ESP, IMO. I had an 8 string jazz bass that was incredible but I sold it because I hardly used it. It had a flame maple top on a ash body. I currently have a 5 string Warmoth J bass that is the best bass I own!!!! I also have a '79 P-bass w/a Warmoth neck. I am in the process of building another jazz bass (alla Geddy Lee). I should get the parts any day this week. I HIGHLY recomend Warmoth parts.

    I recomed you go to the <a href="http://www.warmoth.com/frames.buttons/frames2.htm"><font color=red>THRIFT SHOP</font></a> & look areond there. you will get the best prices on nice, high quality stuff. If your looking for a body in a regular, solid color <a href="http://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/Bodies/Special.htm"><font color=red>CLICK HERE</font></a>

    If you want to see pics of my 5 string, click on the photopoint button.
    <a href="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1174383&a=12990770"><img src="http://www.photopoint.com/images/pplogo3.gif" width="88" height="31" border="0" alt=""></a>
  3. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    In the mid-eighties I bought by first bass, a Fender Squire, a few years later I replaced the neck with a Warmoth neck. Maple with ebony fretboard and Abalone dot inlay. I still have the bass and the neck is as wonderful as the day I bought it.
    I now have several basses including a Conklin 7-string and a Kubiki Factor bass, and I still play the Fender almost everyday.
  4. Well, since Warmoth makes replacement parts that are licensed by Fender, chances are likely that they are pretty good.

    I have a fretless Warmoth neck on my custom Jazz and it's absolutely beautiful. Birdseye maple, ebony fingerboard, straight and sound great. I would recommend them to anyone.
  5. =^..^=


    Jan 25, 2001
    Stuck on a rock !
    Two weeks down - four to go until my Warmoth drops thru' my letter box...

    Kinda decided that the neck will be going straight to Sims for a set of LED's
  6. Nino, damn. Did you order a paddle head and cut that MM headstock yourself? It looks great.

    I've been toying with the idea of building a Warmoth bass, in addition to possibly repairing my old Squier.

  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Actually, I had a template of a Sadowsky Vintage 5 bass. It was a Fender Deluxe 5 headstock & my tech cut it from there.

    I recomend it over a Fender ANYDAY!!!! You could build a fender but put anything in it you want. Whatever pickups, hardware, pickguard or not to pickguard, etc and all the warmoth parts are made in the USA.
  8. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    my friend just built a strat with a warmoth neck - named funkenstein. the body is his MIM strat that we depainted with a belt sander (it looks...raw ;) ) carvin electronics and a wenge neck with an ebony fingerboard, no dot inlays, a 3+3 tilt back headstock and a graphite nut. it sounds INCREDIBLE, and plays great too.

    the only thing is that they don't level the frets at the factory. apparently MOST of the time it's fine without, but in my friends case he needed it.

    oh well, he payed about 700 bucks (including his old strat and setup) total for this guitar and it sounds and plays similar to a PRS.

    i'll be building a warmoth jazz bass some time this summer i think (if i get that job :( )

  9. Randy Payne

    Randy Payne

    Jan 1, 2001
    Warmoth makes great stuff. I highly recommend them. I posted a quite long message about Warmoth a couple of months ago, you might try searching for it. I talked about the considerations for building a Warmoth bass. Try the search!


Share This Page