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Anyone else like “coffee table” Basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JPMcGuire, Oct 23, 2020.


  1. JPMcGuire

    JPMcGuire Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    I love coffee table Basses. after many years of collecting it seems all my final favorites look like coffee tables. But I love them!
     
  2. CatchaCuda

    CatchaCuda Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2018
    Transfer, PA
    Yes! Though, I don't have one of my own to post a pic of... if you would be so kind.:D
     
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  3. christle

    christle

    Jan 26, 2002
    Canada
    I love both coffee table basses and vintage basses. What can I say...
     
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  4. JPMcGuire

    JPMcGuire Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    Coffee table basses I have and top from a Fodera 6 In process of being built!
     

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  6. Yummy Notes

    Yummy Notes

    Dec 20, 2019
    Whoa, those are beauties. So, yes, I like coffee table basses, now that I know what they are. :)
     
  7. CatchaCuda

    CatchaCuda Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2018
    Transfer, PA
    :drool: Nice collection! I particularly like the Carl Thompson and the last bass pictured! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. CatchaCuda

    CatchaCuda Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2018
    Transfer, PA
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  9. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Australia
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  10. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug Supporting Member

    Not coffee table, but end table! (Fame M-03: 20.5" scale, 38mm nut, 19mm string spacing, tuned ADGC)
    bass tinkerbell fame m-03.jpg
     
  11. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    California
    It’s rare that I find one attractive to be honest, but there have been a few specimens from Fodera, Elrick, Mayonnes, and a few others that I REALLY fancy.
     
  12. Mo cowbell

    Mo cowbell Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    Colorado
    I had a friend that said they were cutting board basses. BC9BEF40-1CAA-41CC-8E50-79FE4284C4D3.jpeg
     
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  13. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive Suspended

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    I am not sure i understand what You mean with cofee table basses. Behold and explain...please !
     
  14. JPMcGuire

    JPMcGuire Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    A non painted bass with Only wood and Fancy figured wood “like a fancy coffee table”. Extra things like scrolls, single cuts are extra credit! Haha

    here’s my new Fodera. Oozing with coffee tableness!

     

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  15. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive Suspended

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    I like best that flat natural....cool. Others are good, too.
     
  16. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i love 'em! (but TBH: i like 'em all!)

    i've had a few (customs) myself. true bass porn, IMO. it's difficult to 'avert your gaze' with some of these beautiful pieces.
     
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  17. nFinnyD

    nFinnyD

    Oct 31, 2017
    Utah
    There are few solid finishes I like for certain basses, sea foam- baby blue types, purples, metallic and sparkles, but in general I like seeing wood grain the best. The WORST is a sunburst with almost zero grain showing
     
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  18. HubbardsFate

    HubbardsFate

    Oct 18, 2006
    I used to really like coffee table basses - not that I owned any, but I liked the looks of 'em - but my tastes have definitely changed over the years. So while I wouldn't turn my nose up at one if it played and sounded really good, I wouldn't go out of my way for one either - at least not based on its "coffee table-ness"...

    The closest thing I own to a coffee table bass is a Peavey Cirrus 6 in redwood, my other basses all have bursts, or solid paint jobs.

    EDIT: My burst basses have translucent finishes for the most part, but pretty subtle in almost all cases...
     
  19. ItsmeSantiago

    ItsmeSantiago

    Nov 23, 2015
    Might be weird, but I like basses contextually. I like P and J basses in most settings, I like Stingrays in a rock setting, and I like coffee table basses in "musicians music" settings.
     
  20. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I do. I like coffee, too. 20201024_102009.jpg
     
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