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What's your favorite new Warmoth body?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bwbass, Oct 31, 2002.


  1. BW Bass

    48 vote(s)
    49.5%
  2. VW Bass

    16 vote(s)
    16.5%
  3. Custom Tele Bass

    15 vote(s)
    15.5%
  4. Iceman 5 Bass

    14 vote(s)
    14.4%
  5. Explorer 5 Bass

    4 vote(s)
    4.1%
  1. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    We've been fiddling with a few new bass body designs and I wanted to see what y'all thought of them! Also, we'd be happy to hear suggestions for any shapes you'd like to see.

    Here are some links for pictures:

    BW Bass: http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/bodies/images/b345A.jpg

    WV Bass:
    http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/bodies/images/b334A.jpg

    Custom Tele Bass:
    http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/bodies/images/b347A.jpg

    Iceman 5 Bass:
    http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/bodies/images/d55A.jpg

    Explorer 5 Bass:
    http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/bodies/images/d56A.jpg
     
  2. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    each one is really interesting for different aspects. i like the first one the best. and i love the P 5 strings you are offering now, expecially the '51.

    if i were in the usa i'd have for sure a warmoth bass, but living in europe the charge for taxes kills any deal from usa....:(
     
  3. That hololw body custom Tele is very cool! Will you be offering them with special tops?

    Good job, Warmoth!

    Jeff
     
  4. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    Sure, anything we make Thinline tops out of is fair game!
     
  5. The BW is by far the best--the other four would present serious balance problems.
     
  6. The Iceman looks awesome! It makes me wish I could afford a new bass.:(
    As far as suggestions for other body shapes go, I'd suggest a Thunderbird shape.
     
  7. jieshi

    jieshi

    Mar 26, 2002
    would this bass have balance problems ?
     
  8. jieshi

    jieshi

    Mar 26, 2002
    errm can't get the pic up
     
  9. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I second the Thunderbird shape! As for those you posted:

    BW--looks a little to stretched out to me. A little shorter, or maybe a bit wider waist and horns would look nice.

    WV--doesn't really do much for me. I kinda like it, but it doesn't really stand out to me.

    Thinline--:eek: ok, you're got me salivating there. I could just picture that with a nice redwood or red cedar top. MMMMM. Yummy!

    Iceman--I kinda like it. It's not exactly my style, but with the right finish and all, I'd dig it.

    Explorer--that neck pocket looks kinda scary to me. I know it would throw off the design of the original Explorers, but I would just feel more comfortable if there were more wood surrounding the neck, or if the pocket was a little deeper into the body.
     
  10. An Iceman five string ??? I want one !!!
    It's one of my favourite bodyshapes, and so is this one :
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    It's a Washburn Paul Stanley model.
     
  11. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    BW, no contest
     
  12. toshiya

    toshiya

    Jun 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    I really love the Iceman body and completely believe that it should be one of the standard body shapes offered. If so, I know my Warmoth project bass has just changed from Jazz body to Iceman.

    BUT, is it available in FOUR string?
    :) :) Please, don't forget us four stringers!
     
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    Make this in a 5 version, that'll fit a gecko neck, and I'll have a big hole in my wallet again :D
     
  14. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I like the first 3, especially the BW.

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  15. BlacksHole

    BlacksHole

    Mar 22, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    I voted for the BW. What I can't tell from the picture is anything about the F hole. Is this actually a semi-hollow body, or is there a hollow "sound chamber", a deep cut in the classic shape, or a black mark on the body?
     
  16. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I enjoy the VW (WV?) more than the others. Especially the Iceman and Explorer shapes. They just look "wacky" to me.
     
  17. jieshi

    jieshi

    Mar 26, 2002
    do u guys/girls think that warmoth would custom that bass for me ???
    or maybe this one ?? and how much would it cost ??

    maybe 1 k ?
     
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The 1st 2 seem interesting.

    Brian, do you think you could do some PhotoShop magic & super impose a rosewood board maple maple neck with a Warmoth styled headstock on the 1st 2 bodies (BW & WV) so I can get an idea of a semi completed looking bass?
     
  19. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    what i really want to see is a 34" scale gecko :)


    but the BW looks quite nice as well.
     
  20. jacochops

    jacochops

    Jul 2, 2000
    Suzhou, China
    Either do
    1) A 4 string 34" scale Gecko bass (Pleeeeeeeze!) or
    2) A single-cut 4 string bolt on in 4,5 and 6 string options. Check out Stambaugh designs or Nordstrand Guitars for design clues. There's a LOT of money to be made in the single-cutaway market!
    Warmoth would make a KILLING!!