Warmoth Project: My Dream Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tpu2, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Tpu2


    Oct 19, 2002
    I'm currently building a warmoth jazz and I would like all you TBers advice. This is going to be my dream/end all jazz bass, but I have a few questions. Heres the stats:

    -Bound and Blocked Special Run J. bass neck.
    Maple with black block inlays.
    Schaller BML Light Bass Tuners.
    Should I get it finished some how?

    I really like the Geddy neck. Could I get this neck sanded down somehow to feel like the Geddy neck? If so, about how much would it cost?

    -Solid Swamp Ash J bass body.
    Clear finish.
    Black pickguard.


    I have no clue when it comes to bridges. Do diffrent bridges really make that much diffrence? Eveyone seems to like the BadAss, but I've never tryed it. Which ones do you guys like?


    -J retro
    -Lindy Fralin pups.

    I almost wet my self when I think of this bass:D . ALthough, when I add up all this it seems like it's going to be quite a chunk of change. I think it will be worth it, do you guys? Anything I should change?

    Thats it, but I feel like I'm fogeting something. Please post comments!

    BTW- I think Nino has a bass that looks almost just like this one.
  2. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Sounds like it'd be a really nice bass.. You should definitely finish the neck, an unfinished neck is a big no-no, unless maybe it's a wenge neck or something similar. Either do it yourself or have it professionally done by Warmoth. One thing that comes to mind though, is that it will be quite expensive, and that the Lakland Skyline JO model has almost the same features, at around the same price, but with much better resale value. Warmoths prices have a tendency to sink like a stone. Good luck!
  3. Tpu2


    Oct 19, 2002
    I'll check them out. I looked at them very briefly, but I'll take a better look. And the re-sale value doesn't really matter to be because I don't think I'd ever sell it. Thanks for the advice on finishing.
  4. hibeam


    Oct 16, 2002
    I don't think you can take too much off a warmoth neck due to the truss rod cavity and steel stiffening rods.
  5. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    I would suggest that if the Warmoth neck is not right for you the way it is, you shouldn't buy it. Check with the guys at USA Custom Guitars -- they're much more open to doing customization on their necks than Warmoth. They may be able to give you exactly what you're looking for.
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I had a bass very sinilar to the one you're considering building.

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1118555">
    Yeah, Warmoth does a nice finishing job but if they finish it, you can't reshape it. Also, their necks come already dipped in sealer ready to finish so if you reshape it, you'll have to reseal it.

    You could but it's is a time intensive job & time=money. Personally, the Warmoth neck feels very comfprtable to me, I like the Geddy better (as you) but the Warmoth is fine.
  7. black block inlays are the junk!!! love it!