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PJ5 Custom, 5+ string bass guitar from Warmoth.


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Warmoth PJ5 Custom tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Warmoth
  • Model: PJ5 Custom
  • Category: 5+ string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 04/08/2013

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Warmoth PJ5 Custom user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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ZikaBoom06/18/2013

ZikaBoom's review"Wonderful"

Warmoth PJ5 Custom
Made in the USA. You choose all the elements online and receive the kit. I got a Lindy Fralin pickup separately.
Mine is standard, with alder body, birdseye maple neck, rosewood fretboard, precision pickup.
It sounds awesome, it's powerful and has an exemplary finish.
I chose slimmer frets and it's very pleasant.

USE

The neck is perfect.
It's a precision standard in terms of weight, shape, design
Ditto regarding access to the upper frets.
Good sounds!! Excellent, one pickup and one passive tone, and with that you can go from twangy to muffled sounds without a sweat!

SOUND

It's perfect for the music I play. Coupled with a good amp I don't see any music genre it couldn't take on. I use a GallienKrueger neo112 RB2.
Open tone, crystalline, closed tone, dub! It's child's play. The sound is denser than with my Jazzbass, it's less mid-scooped, but also less deep.
I don't use a compressor anymore, only an octaver and/or a bassball to amuse myself.
Personally, I never turn the tone all the way up, not even to slap, but neither do I have a use for its muffled sound when the tone control is set to the minimum.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it since 2011. I have always played jazzbasses, but it was love at first sight when I tried out a precision. I chose it with this in mind, passive, 4 strings. It rocks! The only mod I would do to it is maybe add a Jazzbass pickup for the mids/bridge. I can't wait to see what I can get out of this beauty!
Great value for money, it sounds much better than the Fender US I tested at the store.
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raph.bass04/25/2013

raph.bass's review"It's perfect!"

Warmoth PJ5 Custom
- Body:
Alder and Flame Maple top
Tobacco Burst

- Neck:
Bolt-on
Flame Maple
Vintage Tint Gloss
A 5-string bass with the size of a 4-string
Dimensions: 1.67" (42.5mm) at the nut, 2.44" (62mm) at the 12th fret

- Hardware:
Hipshot Ultralite tuners
Schaller bridge and everything else

- Pickups:
CREL P42 and J42

- Electronics:
3-way toggle switch
Volume control
Tone control (Vintage RS capacitor)

Weight: 9.4lb. (4.3 kg)

USE

The Precision is my favorite bass, but I only play 5-strings and the 5-string PBs are real logs!!
I wanted to combine the sound of the PB with the playability of my Vigier.
I found the solution by modifying the neck of a 4-string PB, which now has the exact same dimensions as my 5-string Vigier.
The result is perfect for me. It's a very characteristic and versatile bass at the same time.
It's perfectly balanced and has an excellent playability.
There's no need to linger on the description, everybody knows what a PJ is.

SOUND

All soundclips were recorded directly into the soundcard, without any processing.
At first I play the PB pickup, then PB+JB, and then only the JB

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OVERALL OPINION

I've used it for a couple of days only.
I'll update my review once I've played it longer.
This bass has completely seduced me, both in terms of sound and looks.
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