Can anyone please tell me what wood is this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Krinkle5, Dec 29, 2012.


  1. Krinkle5

    Krinkle5

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    I would really appreciate your help, thanks!
     
  2. bassteban

    bassteban

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    Which piece? I'm seeing mahogany, maple, walnut and purpleheart
     
  3. curt basner

    curt basner Supporting Member

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    Which of the woods are you talking about, the wider or narrower piece? I'm guessing the color is not accurately shown, and the image is a touch grainy, but I'd guess the thicker piece is alder. Won't even hazard a guess as to the thinner piece.
     
  4. Krinkle5

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    I'm sorry I forgot to specify, I would like to identify all of the woods composing the bass: Body, back, neck, is this a 5 piece neck? Thanks!
     
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  6. awilkie84

    awilkie84

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    This would be easier if we knew the make/model of the bass. Then we could just look it up. I'm with the first reply, though. Mahogany, Walnut, Maple, Purpleheart.
     
  7. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

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    The neck looks like flamed maple and purpleheart as bassteban said.
     
  8. Krinkle5

    Krinkle5

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    I tried to to look up the model, but the luthier doesn't have a website or contact info. Seems to be one of a kind bass...
     
  9. Krinkle5

    Krinkle5

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    I currently don't have an amp because this is my first bass after 4 years of not playing, what would be the tonal characteristics of this bass? It's got EMG 45P and 45J pickups.
     
  10. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

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    My guess is Koa wood over Mohogany, Maple neck with Purple Heart stringers.
     
  11. Krinkle5

    Krinkle5

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    I am not sure it's Koa, because seems to be darker.
     
  12. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard

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    I would just post the name of the bass. Odd are SOMEBODY here at TB not only knows the builder, but probably had lunch with him on the day this bass was finished. You can't slide much past this crowd.
     

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