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 Post subject: Warmoth G&L hibrid (Pandemic Edition)
PostPosted: October 9th, 2020, 7:22 pm 
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I've wanted to post pics of this here for a while now and keep forgetting.
Since there's been a lot of Wamoth activity here I've also wanted to share these pics with you guys.
About an year and a half ago I came across a 1983 G&L SB-1 body loaded on Talkbass so I bought it.
Sold the body and kept the electronics, knobs and bridge with the hope to build a lefty with the parts.
After a while a bridge pickup popped up on Ebay so I bought.
Then the Warmoth body popped up on their site, it was a 54P Precision body. It was on their site for a while for sale so I bought it and ordered a neck as well.
Once the body and neck arrived I applied a few coats of tung oil to the body and one coat of tung oil on the neck and took the parts to a pro to have it routed for the bridge and pickups.
The 3 way switch came in my old 77 PJ Precision and I used it in this bass.
Specs:
54 PB body, Mahogany with quilted maple top, maple neck with rosewood fretboard and the smallest/thinnest frets available. Hipshot Ultralite tuners (installed backwards lol) and pickups, pots, knobs and bridge from the 83 G&L SB-2.
I measured Tim's 83 SB'2 for refference and had the pickups installed in the exact same position.
Best Frankenbass ever!
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PostPosted: October 9th, 2020, 9:27 pm 
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Oh man, that’s dope! Love it 8-)

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PostPosted: October 10th, 2020, 3:53 am 
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The more I look at this one, the more I like it.


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PostPosted: October 10th, 2020, 7:38 am 
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That is awesome! I bet it sounds killer too. Those PUPs are great.


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PostPosted: October 10th, 2020, 4:03 pm 
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Bravo, excellent build combo!


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PostPosted: October 10th, 2020, 7:35 pm 
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I love that bass so much! Well done!


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Now that’s a thing of beauty! Excellent work :D

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PostPosted: October 11th, 2020, 4:01 am 
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Wow.... that 3rd picture of the curly Maple top piece is beautiful! Well done, Sir! :)

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PostPosted: October 11th, 2020, 12:44 pm 
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Oh man that top is so beautiful! I bet it sounds as good as it looks!

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PostPosted: October 11th, 2020, 5:11 pm 
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Wow, just gorgeous!


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PostPosted: October 13th, 2020, 4:45 pm 
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Thanks guys! This bass turned out better than I expected, now I just need to find a spare time to flip the tuners to proper left position :lol:


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How do those pickups sound? Like a single-coil with a bit of humbucker flavor?

Are they over-wound jazz pickups?

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PostPosted: October 14th, 2020, 10:39 am 
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I like the tuners like that. It looks unique.


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PostPosted: October 18th, 2020, 5:41 pm 
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donahue wrote:
I like the tuners like that. It looks unique.

Thanks! Looking that way it actually looks cool!


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