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A project bass from the importers of white ebony

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by bssist, Jul 26, 2012.


  1. bssist

    bssist

    Jun 23, 2007
    St. Louis, MO USA
    I still haven't found the references to "white ebony" online that some of you guys were talking about. I did read all about Ebony White though.

    The description alone on this ad makes me think the instrument would not sound as good as a cardboard box with weedwacker line.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-3-4-DIY...389?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23204093b5

    But it does have a "white ebony" board so it must be high quality ! ;)
     
  2. PB+J

    PB+J

    Mar 9, 2000
    arlington va
    I have to admit I find that kind of tempting. I have a Shen 7/8 bass that I've owned and gigged for nearly a decade, but it's a really big bass and a little fragile. I've been thinking about getting a 3/4 ply or hybrid bass for a while now.

    I say that knowing it would probably be a mess, and of course there's a lot of non-trivial work that'd have to be done on that thing, most of it requiring a good deal of highly skilled labor. It'd be an interesting learning experience.

    Oops! Shipping and handling adds $229. It just got less interesting.
     
  3. chris1125

    chris1125

    May 14, 2007
    One piece tuners that prevent the scroll from cracking? hmmm I gotta get me one of those!
     
  4. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    "ALTHOUGH IT IS DOUBTFUL THAT YOU WILL EVER REPAIR IT!"

    I believe that statement 100%

    - Steve
     
  5. "FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT AN UPRIGHT STANDUP DOUBLE BASS:

    1. HOW DOES AN UPRIGHT DOUBLE BASS FAIL?"

    :D HA!
     
  6. bssist

    bssist

    Jun 23, 2007
    St. Louis, MO USA
    I see "black & white" ebony all over that page. I still do not see just "white" ebony.

     
  7. it is a slang/cornpone term...such as bull pine,ghetto palm,rock oak, etc. we have our own native white ebony. persimmon.
     
  8. I'm assuming one would have to extract all of the white ebony and glue it together... ;)
     

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