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Roscoeheads - what's your favorite "top" wood?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by strost, Aug 21, 2013.

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What's your favorite "top" wood for a Roscoe?

  1. Box Elder Burl

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  2. Bubinga

    4 vote(s)
    5.1%
  3. Buckeye Burl

    13 vote(s)
    16.5%
  4. Koa

    9 vote(s)
    11.4%
  5. Maple

    13 vote(s)
    16.5%
  6. Monkey Pod

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. Myrtle Burl

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  8. Redwood

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  9. Walnut

    6 vote(s)
    7.6%
  10. other

    16 vote(s)
    20.3%
  1. strost

    strost Supporting Member

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    Just for fun - what's you favorite top on a Roscoe? I am sure I left some out (like Katalox) and I know there are like 12 kinds of Maple top. Just deal with it.

    Feel free to post pics of your faves!
  2. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

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    I really love the look of the Koa tops. I also love the figured Walnut. There's so many interesting ones. I've never been a fan of Buckeye Burl but there's been a couple lately that have just been beautiful.
  3. strost

    strost Supporting Member

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    How does Koa have no votes?
  4. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist Supporting Member

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    cocobolo :)
  5. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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  6. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

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    I voted Maple for the Quilted Maple. I have one, and I love it. I also love a greatly figured Walnut too.

    I had a Box Elder Burl. It was one of the nicest looking tops I had ever seen, but I think it made the bass sound a bit "soft."
  7. thebassbuilder

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    I voted Box Elder but have never seen one in person but the pics of their basses with that top just blow me away. Good to know your thoughts on the wood for its tone properties.
  8. boristhespider9

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    I voted for Monkey Pod. Is that even a real wood? It doesn't matter, I'm voting for it anyway.
  9. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

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    I voted other because I can't pick one.

    My Century Standard 5 Plus has a beautiful 4 piece Koa top that Keith did from "scraps" around the shop.

    I also love maple. My SKB 3005 fretless will be quilt when it arrives tomorrow.

    I am warming to Buckeye Burl as well.

    Oh hell, they're all great.
  10. The Hobo of Oz

    The Hobo of Oz

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    I voted other, but I like a lot of them...
    Cocobolo, Macassar Ebony, Poplar Burl, Koa, Purpleheart... :)
  11. smithplyr

    smithplyr Supporting Member

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    Amen!
  12. strost

    strost Supporting Member

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    Oh it's real...and it's spectacular!

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  13. strost

    strost Supporting Member

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    But I may be biased....
  14. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    Spalted Maple

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  15. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Supporting Member

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    I voted redwood. I have two of them.

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    But they're all beautiful...

    And yeah, Monkey Pod is awesome:

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  16. strost

    strost Supporting Member

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    I was wondering how you'd vote. When I bought my bass Redwood was near the top of my list. I love the 3-D effect it produces.
  17. BassHappy

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  18. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist Supporting Member

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    Give me 48 hours brother ;)

    :bassist:
  19. Dreagen

    Dreagen Supporting Member

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    I'd put my vote in for cocobolo, but it must be said I'm a bit biased on the matter. ;)
  20. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

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    I voted other.

    Partial to Amboyna myself, although I do loves me some Buckeye Burl and Redwood!





    dcr

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