Well, the package arrived yesterday from Warmoth! Now the new bass (Fender MIM / Warmoth) is in the works:
I didn’t expect the body to arrive so soon, since the folks at Warmoth said they were really back logged by that which cannot be named. I have the tuners, so I needed to order the rest of the parts to put this thing together.
Some of he comments left about some of the parts I wanted to order really bothered me though, especially about Fender parts. I love Fenders, but to be honest I’ve been underwhelmed about the quality of some of the parts I’ve purchased from them. The pick guard is nearly $40! Will it fit? The Neck Plate wasn’t too bad, but lots of comment about how insubstantial it is. I really couldn’t find anything that was better. I was pretty pretty impressed though with the Fender pots I’ve ordered (made by CTS).
On the plus side. I’ve got the pickups handled: Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounds on the way and a Hipshot High Mass Bridge. Switchcraft output jack.
I forgot to order the strap buttons. I use the “Grolsch System” on my Squier. Anybody using strap locks? Recommendations?
Parts should be arriving next week. Should be fun!