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what seems liek a better idea?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by turkish, Feb 22, 2003.


  1. turkish

    turkish Guest

    Jul 14, 2002
    FCCAUSA, or here
    here are my two plans coming up, i could either

    Get a
    Warmoth ash body 250$
    warmoth maple neck (binding and block inlay) 250$
    Hipshot Ultralites 90$
    Lindy fralins 150$
    Badass II 50$
    J Retro 250$

    total 1040$

    or a lakland skyline JO 4 and a j retro

    whoch one would you guys choose and why?
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    If you feel comfortble assembling the Warmoth bass yoursefk, go for it. I have built a few Warmoth basses & I really loved them alot.

    If your not good at building, (soildering electrionics, cutting a nut, etc, I'd go with the Lakland.
     
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i think building the instrument would be a cool project - go for it.
     
  4. Warmoth, if your up for it.
     
  5. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    I'd say Warmoth too. The one I assembled is far more than the sum of it's parts.
     
  6. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    Completed Warmoth might have low resale value. But if you take it apart, resale is still pretty good. Also, Skyline JO resale is not that much either, so might as well build a bass exactly the way you want, and have the pleasure of playing an instrument that you put together with your own two hands - IMHO.
     
  7. Benbass

    Benbass

    Jan 28, 2002
    Kansas
    I know a g**tarist who gets the most amazing tone out of his Warmoth guitar. Go for the Warmoth and gain a little building experience.
     
  8. Is assembling a bass very difficult? Is soldering fairly simple to learn?
     
  9. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    Well, Soldering itself isn't that difficult. The difficulty comes in figuring out where each wire goes and whatnot. I screwed up pretty badly on my P bass. Have fun!
     
  10. arose11

    arose11

    Sep 30, 2002
    Kalamazoo, MI
    you could always desolder it you know.
     
  11. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    go warmoth. soldering is easy, as long as you know where everything should go, but its hard if theres nothing to hold all the pieces, you need 4 arms really. one for each thing: The soldering iron, the solder, and the 2 wires or whatever. kinda tricky, but not that hard once ya get the hang of it.