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What can Warmoth do?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ChronicPyromaniac, Oct 5, 2003.


  1. ChronicPyromaniac

    ChronicPyromaniac

    Jan 25, 2001
    I was just wondering exactly what Warmoth's capabilities are. I mean, looking through the site, it's clear from the Showroom section that they can do a lot more stuff than just what's advertised in the catalog. Has anyone tested Warmoth's limits?
     
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    I just put together a jazz bass. Burgundy mist, dinky body, reat routed, maple neck and board, tele reverse headstock, all black hardware. I put in a Sadowsky pre, Dimarzio ultra jazz pickups. Awesome! I did it all myself. Quality is first rate. Neck is thicker and chunkier than my Sadowsky's but still very playable. Can't wait to gig it

    Rob
     
  3. BoiNtC

    BoiNtC

    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    Our very own Nino-Brown has done a lotta impressive stuff with warmoth, been gassing for some of his work, but he hasn't built a 5er yet it besides his gecko it seems :p
     
  4. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Maybe you should be asking Warmoth that question. ;)
     
  5. ChronicPyromaniac

    ChronicPyromaniac

    Jan 25, 2001
    I know bwbass responds to this type of question usually, and was just wondering if you can illuminate what Warmoth can (or will) not do.
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I know they won't cut certian headstocks. I never really wanted anything out of the ordinary so I'm really not sure.

    PS. I've built 2 Warmoth Deluxe 5's. I only have a picture of one.

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1162370">

    The other one had a:
    -Natural finish on an Ash body
    -Maple neck w/Rosewood board (Fender style 5 inline HS)
    -Gold Hardware
    -EMG 40J p/u's
    -Aguilar OBP-1 Pre-amp
    -4 inline control layout like BikePlates bass above.
     
  7. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    Sorry to be so late to the party here, but I wasn't sure how to help...

    To be honest, our options are so extensive that it would take forever to answer such an open-ended question. I'd be happy to answer any specific questions about your project if you can give me an idea what you have in mind. :)

    Also, to JOME77 -

    Here's the whole story:

    We made some 5-string necks in the past with Fender headstocks which were not compatible with Fender bodies, just our own parts. This was before Fender even made a low-B 5-string bass. This was an error on our part, as it does not satisfy our Fender licensing agreement. When we realized this, we were forced to discontinue these parts at the risk of having our business shut down. I'm sorry that you got stuck in the middle of this, but I want let you to know that we weren't just being stubborn - we don't have any legal way to honor your request.
     
  8. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Here's a question... Can I get Warmoth to build me a 7 string Jazz body and neck???


    Yes, I'm serious!!
     
  9. ah- I assume that was the extra-wide 21fret 5string neck, with the 21st fret on a fretboard extension á la Sadowsky?
     
  10. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    Uh, I was afraid you'd say something like that!

    We can do lots of things with woods, routing, and finishes, but when it comes to programming new necks or pickguard, it gets a lot tougher. Sounds like a really cool idea, though - would you put all 7 tuners on the same side of the peghead, ala Fender? That would be wild!

    For us to do something like that, we'd have to sit down and carve it all by hand, because programming it would be unreasonably expensive. You'd be better off with somebody like Jack Read who makes things from scratch anyways. It would be less expensive and you'd get more one-on-one input on the project.

    Mock Turtle - yes, that's one, and there was a smaller 5 as well.
     
  11. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    But hey, if you want a one-piece bubinga 4-string Jazz body with a flamed jotoba top, 4 Pbass pickup routs and a one-piece left-handed solid ebony neck, give us a call! :)
     
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    No, probably go with a 5 over 2 set-up on the peghead..

    I'll check around with some builders...
     
  13. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Current Set-up:
    Conklin Sidewinder 8 string
    Conklin Hollowbody 7 string
    Conklin GT-7F Fretless 7 string...
    Conklin Hollowbody 8 string on the way..

    A one-piece bubinga 4-string Jazz body with a flamed jotoba top, 4 Pbass pickup routs and a one-piece left-handed solid ebony neck???

    Hmmmmmm... Let me think about it...

    :D ;)
     
  14. ChronicPyromaniac

    ChronicPyromaniac

    Jan 25, 2001
    Question the first: Can you guys do a Jazz neck with dots and binding a la 1966 Jazz basses?

    Question the second (also the third and fourth): What are the limits of the finishing department? For instance, if I want a solid color finish, can i get satin clear coats instead of gloss? Can I send in a sample of the color I want to finish my bass in?

    That's it for now...more to come
     
  15. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    [​IMG]


    hey, that's really sweet...i was thinking about building a warmoth with a dinky j-body. just how small are these basses? i've seen the picture on the warmoth website, but are they really any smaller than a regular j-bass? anyone, anyone? thankies...
     
  16. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    Just more streamlined than the traditional jazz body, same as a Sadowsky. Helps with the weight, too.

    Rob
     
  17. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    Yes, we can do binding with dots on Jbass necks - take a look at this Strat neck...

    [​IMG]

    We can do custom solid colors, but we won't do a satin topcoat on anything but clear or black. We have a problem with other colors getting "speckled" or cloudy-looking, since this isn't a process we do very often. We can match a particular color if you can provide the paint code from the manufacturer, but we don't take in physical samples. For example, we have done quite a few bodies to match automotive finishes. One customer had us paint a body to match his blue Lexus.

    As for the dinky J, have you seen this picture from our site?

    [​IMG]

    It pretty much tells the whole story - the dinky is skinnier in the horns and a bit in the tail, and the waist is shifted a bit more assymetrically. But both outlines are pretty much to scale.
     
  18. Tightanic

    Tightanic Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2000
    NYC
    This might be a bit off-topic, but is there any way to buy Warmoth parts/instruments in Germany?
    I haven't found any dealers yet, but I have to admit that I dig the idea of building a semi-custom bass, since I neither have adequate tools nor enough time to become a "bedroom-luthier" myself.

    Johannes
     
  19. Inthepocket

    Inthepocket

    Oct 3, 2003
    Do you do block inlay jbass necks?
     
  20. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA