I’m interested in peoples experience using Warmoth.com. Share them here.
I have been searching for a jazz neck to go on my MIM P bass that is all red and gold and did not realize these guys had so many options (duh!). Now to decide…ugh, colors, grains, yikes.
I’ve built one strat and 2 short scale p basses with their parts. They’ve all been great, but their p pickup body routs are too deep for short pickups like fender. You’ll have to get longer pickup screws and either put more foam under them or make a shim. All of their short scale necks are also predrilled for schaller ultralite tuners; my chrome set aren’t too bad but my gold set were squeaky and sloppy. You can get the neck without tuner holes tho
Playing around on their site and I’m already up to $700 for just the body and neck.
Do you mean the tuner holes were sloppy?
No the schaller ultralite tuners themselves. The use a nylon bushing on the knob and they’re like half plastic. Those specific tuners use two locating studs so if you were going to use a different set of tuners just be mindful
They are exactly like fender builds but different badge. Its more difficult to sell than fender.
It gets pricey really quickly unless you get the base model. I worked with both base model and exotics model of the jazz bass.
What I found is not everyone wants an off brand/ diy bass regardless of the cost of the build. They are excellent build but it’s just not for resale. That’s the deal killer for me.
I’m not worried about that. If I do it, it would be because I want to build something just for me.
Transparent and Dakota are nice. Dye looks nice too but it’s over flame maple so not fair.
Shell Pink is of course the winner
Does anyone know of a place you can buy replacement necks that you can have them paint the headstock?
hey @eric.kiser ! I used to build a Telecaster (guitar) from Warmoth parts, it has been my main guitar for 2 or 3 years. also a few friends of mine did similar assemblies from Warmoth parts, so I had the opportunity to play a few Warmoth instruments. From my experience, these parts compare in quality to the Fender Custom Shop , or very high end Musicman. hard to beat.
I guess I have to call them as you can’t do it with the selector
Yep email or call.
Thanks @terb. It’s good to hear some success stories.