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A solid white bass goes better with...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Airsick Pilot, Jan 24, 2003.


  1. Mother-Of-Pearl block inlays (Ebony Fingerboard)

    44 vote(s)
    64.7%
  2. Black dot inlays (Birdseye Maple Fingerboard)

    24 vote(s)
    35.3%
  1. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Hi guys. I've never seen a white bodied bass before and I'm getting a custom one from Carvin. I was wondering which one do you guys prefer. A white bodied bass with a birdseye mapled fretboard with black dot inlats or a white bodied bass with ebony fingerboard and Mother-Of-Pearl block inlays?

    Cheers!
     
  2. maple w/ black dots would look good. if you get an ebony board, which would look SWEET on a white body, i'd say don't get any inlays. but that's just me; i don't like block inlays at all.
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    "Other": maple board with black block inlays.
     
  4. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Ahhh! That would look mighty sweet but I don't see that option at the Carvin site... *sighs*
     
  5. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    a solid white bass goes better with...
    BILL DICKENS!!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    In that case, I'd go with the ebony option with the white blocks. I think I'll vote now, because it's my right as an American! :D

    Leave it to Adrian to set the bar way up there! :D
     
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Ebony with blocks & black hardware!!!!!!!
     
  8. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    I always thought white went with chicken or pork...:D :D






    ...thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week......
     
  9. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    White basses look great with maple fingerboards. Black pickuard black hardware black dot fret markers.
    [​IMG]

    Hee hee hee.

    Chicken or pork or light fish....
     
  10. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    One question...I've also been wondering...are there any downsides with white basses...like for example with black basses, there are complaints of finger stains and what have you not.

    What are the general complaints(if any) with white basses? Do they get dirty easily?

    I've heard it gets yellowish after awhile...Doesn't sound too nice IMO
     
  11. Of those choices, I'd go with the ebony/parl blocks. A blank maple board (no front inlays) would also be cool.

    Mike
     
  12. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    For a fretted, I'd have to say a maple with block inlays . Although my favorite would be a white body on an ebony unlined fretless neck.
     
  13. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    I would suggest white body with black binding, black pickguard, bubinga fretboard with triangle inlays:

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    [​IMG]
     
  14. Mazinger

    Mazinger Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2002
    USA
    For me, I only like the maples on p-bass type bodies.

    For a Carvin body style I'd prefer a darker fretboard.
     
  15. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Also, all black hardware and white fretboard, even without the binding, can be nice (although I'd love to see it with the binding, too):
    [​IMG]
     
  16. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX


    I used to have a white ric. Looking at yours brings back meeeemorrrrieeeesss... :D
     
  17. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Those aren't mine. Only in my dreams.
     
  18. Black tends to show smudges and such easier, so I would imagine white does not.

    As for the bass turning yellowish, it's cool! It takes on that Vintage look, but that'll only happen if you leave the bass in the sun for a year or two straight, otherwise it's gradual.

    And I vote Abalone block inlays with ebony board!!!
     
  19. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Thanks that clears things up. Im gonna get the one with Abalone Block inlays/Ebony fretboard....THANKS AGAIN GUYS!..Oh yeah, the discussion's not over...more views I suspect!
     
  20. i vote simple black dots on maple. black blocks can be okay for a colored body, but i don't like too much contrast with the white.