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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-02-2008, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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anyone else like warmoth??

so this is what i have, i love back to my roots on the ibanez guitars but i had to go all out this time

22 fret s.s. frets
13 deg angled headstock corian nut
reverse headstock
maple with ebony fretboard 16 inch flat radius
alder boxy hxh route rear route controls
both body and neck are completely tung oil except the fretboard
hard tun finish
minwax tung oil wtered down 1 parts spirit to 6 parts minwax...altho minwax is already a 50/50 tung oil/spirit mix...
first coat thick 20 dry time
second coat thick 20 min dry time
third coat thick dry time45 min
foirth coat thin and wipe off at 5 minutes, dry time for 20
then wet sand both body and neck with denatured alcohol and 0000 steel whool
body was finished
then one more coat of tung oil on neck, thin, wipes off after 5 min, dry for 40
one more coat of tung oil on neck, thin wiped off at 5 let dry for 3 days
0000 steel whool till silky smooth

then all cavities wereshielded, then shielded over again, and full seam dry solder grounded out with a shielded ground wire(coax cable - shielded specialty cable)
then all wiring done standard
push pull pot coil tapping 1 meg pot
3 way lp switch
tone pot .022 cap 500k pot
three signal wires 22pg coax from pot to pot to swoitchcraft output jack

kahler 3310 s.s saddle fixed fine tuner bridge with locking schaller floyd tuners....no locking nut, just corian nutt, and has strap locks

did i miss soemthing??

what do you guys think??





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Love the naturals.
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It looks nice but I feel like Warmoth drastically overcharges a lot of time.
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It looks nice but I feel like Warmoth drastically overcharges a lot of time.


wow i paid nearly nothing for this....
190 for the body
and about 230 for the neck, both unfinished

granted they charge a assload for finishing the stuff, u they do a great job

but the prices are definetely decent, ot A better supplier, better prices let me know
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Question Re: anyone else like warmoth??

Did you get the Wizard profile neck? If so, how does it compare to the actual Wizard?
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Re: anyone else like warmoth??

yeah i deff got the wizzard, and to my knowledge its the best neck i ever played

even thier standard thin sold me on a aria pro i played years ago with aria pro body, it was unfinished and it was 8 years of playing and it was spectacular

i got a wizzzard, and i love it

everyone i know sands them down more

but no it was nice my new warmoth is only like about 3 months old or even less, i just got it and finished it a couple months ago

the neck is super fast, and feels super flat on the back, my hand doesnt roll off more on the top or bottom, and the edges are clean
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It looks nice but I feel like Warmoth drastically overcharges a lot of time.
................. you are kidding, right? How about $338 for an overwidth SOLID Indian Rosewood 22 fret Strat neck with a Graphtech nut and stainless steel frets - that's overpriced?

The last JEM VWH neck that sold on Ge**** went for over $700!!!!!
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Re: anyone else like warmoth??

I really want a Warmoth guitar and Losgatos just sold me on getting one eventually. I just wish you could have a few more headstock option. I know you can custom design them but, I don't know a few more styles would be nice. ALso, I'd like if they had an RG type body. They have a wizard neck, but not RG body. A little strange to me.

That all being said, I'll probably get a soloist style and make it look a lot like a Suhr someday.
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You'd probably find it is a copyright issue - Warmoth pay Fender a royalty for every neck that they sell with a Fender headstock shape - while that probably makes sense for them due to volume sales, to do the same with Ibanez might be prohibitively expensive.

Warmoth stuff is great, but you will have to do a little final sanding to get the necks dead right - I get the feeling from the two I have used so far that they pretty much come straight off the CNC machine.
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granted they charge a assload for finishing the stuff, u they do a great job
Do they really? I paid $270USD for a superbly finished Alder Strat body from them - would have taken me many hours to achieve the same quality of finish, so if I put my time against their cost, it still seems pretty reasonable to me....?
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You'd probably find it is a copyright issue - Warmoth pay Fender a royalty for every neck that they sell with a Fender headstock shape - while that probably makes sense for them due to volume sales, to do the same with Ibanez might be prohibitively expensive.
I figured, I was just saying that I would like it.
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Thats a fine looking axe.
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Re: anyone else like warmoth??

looks fine to me, is that an X2N in the bridge? I have one thats been laying around for years that I'm tempted to slap back in one of my RG's.
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I really want a Warmoth guitar and Losgatos just sold me on getting one eventually. I just wish you could have a few more headstock option. I know you can custom design them but, I don't know a few more styles would be nice. ALso, I'd like if they had an RG type body. They have a wizard neck, but not RG body. A little strange to me.

That all being said, I'll probably get a soloist style and make it look a lot like a Suhr someday.
ok this is how it works, they have a custom shop i got them a life size drawing of a stealth body was poplar with birdeye maple on top, did it for a budd, and also got a reverse jackson style headstock with ne other side shape, we made a half arrow out of it

they will do anything even if its not on the site, they send it to thier custom dept. and for the body it was a extra 40 to have it skilsawed out just like how i wanted it, and they got the bevels done by ha d and looked superb.....they will also make a 9 ply ebony full neck....im dreaming still the say will come when i get a full wendge v-2 with a alder top and a full ebony neck with full scallop and no inlays

one day

and yeah i have to agree, a local cnc woodshop can do the work maybe a bit cheaper, but they have exceptional woods, i say exceptional, i do alot with them, and the prices really arent bad!!!!
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looks fine to me, is that an X2N in the bridge? I have one thats been laying around for years that I'm tempted to slap back in one of my RG's.

yes i experimented with a couple options
but i think that the only way to go with the x2n is a 2 meg pot for volume with a .044 tone cap on it also, and rolled down 1/20th a turn was perfect sound function and dynamics, but i opted to use a duncan distortion in the neck, so in this case i used a 1 meg push pull to tap each pne in center select position, and the tone pot is 500k with a .022, so like at full volume and tone at 4/5ths it would scream and i could tap one coil of each and have all volume and all tone and the tapping dynamics are spectaculaaaarrrr

x2n doesnt like any volume pots under 1 meg, oi tried a 500k once, nahhhh didnt like it
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