Former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp also became a fan of Warmoth parts:
Matt then bought a new Jerry Jones hollow body 'longhorn' bass, in celeste green. Unfortunately he soon found out that it wasnt useful in live
performance, as it wasnt possible to intonate it to "E Flat" tuning, and thus had to be tuned to E Flat 'against its will'. So it went out of
tune fast. This is when Matt made the trade for the Warmoth neck. This is a Telecaster Bass style neck, but a little different. A similar but
not identical model is still made, but this particular one was an early model and made from a very interesting swirly kind of darker wood, that
newer ones just dont have. Though the trade recipient got the whole explorer Hamer for the neck, he was still quoted as saying "youre ripping me off!".
The neck was that nice! This neck was grafted onto a vintage black Fender Jazz Bass body he got as a gift from Johnny of El Magnifico. Matt got
some Scheckter pickups and the "Frankenstein" bass was complete.
Matt got a rare Fender Telecaster bass from the early 70's. This one didnt work out too well. "Too much low end", said Matt. "It just sounded like
a big fart". It was sold. Then Matt tried to replicate the black bass, which was quickly becoming established as an extremely cool bass. He failed,
but came as close as anyone could come: (blue album people take note) He bought a brand new mexican made blue fender Jazz bass, replaced the neck
with a new Telecaster bass Warmoth model, and popped in some new Scheckter pickups. This became his back up touring bass, and the black and blue
"hybrids" were his 2 weezer basses till he left the band. The black bass appears on both the Blue Album and Pinkerton.