Warmoth Tele bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i'm interested in building a Tele bass from parts. It could be a recreation of the '51 P. is there anyone who built a similar bass from warmoth parts?

  2. I'm building a Hot Rodded P-bass from Warmoth Parts. I have the body and the rest of the parts will be here Tuesday.
  3. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Now might be a good time to start...they've got a nice maple/maple tele bass neck in the Thrift Shop for $149. Been contemplating doing this myself. You can end up with a T-bass of much higher quality and better, more versatile electronics this way...like the great look of the tele bass but with P/J pickups or something like that.
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    cool idea barroso.

    Which pickup? :eek:

    As you probably know, the 3 Seymour Duncan single coil
    P-pups are available at Warmoth. From what I've heard around
    here, the "hot" seems to be the preferred model.

    RioGrande also makes a couple replacements. I think their
    "Muy Grande" is close to the S/D ¼-Pounder.

    I had a thought (uh-oh). What about a DiMarzio Model
    One / Will Power (neck), or RioGrande Pitbull?

    t-4006608.   t-4647267.

    Kinda' like the later model Tele basses with the big humbucker.
    A volume or tone control with a DPDT switch attached to take
    advantage of 4-conductor wiring. String spacing could be an issue, tho.