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raph.bass 04/25/2013

Warmoth PJ5 Custom : raph.bass's user review

« It's perfect! »
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- 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.