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Are all blonde basses laminate?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by AlBass, Dec 1, 2019.


  1. AlBass

    AlBass

    Aug 19, 2018
    UK
    Probably a dumb newbie question, but if a bass is "blonde," does that always mean it's a laminate bass?
     
  2. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Augusta GA
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    No.
     
  3. eh_train

    eh_train Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 12, 2004
    Toronto
    Owner, Stand Up Guy Basses (Repair/Sell/Buy upright basses)
    No, I had a very nice fully carved German bass that was really, really blonde (ultimately, the one thing I didn't enjoy about it).
     
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  4. Ludwig

    Ludwig

    Aug 17, 2006
    Germany
    My Hora bass is light wood color and fully carved. A blonde fully carved bass has often the better wood since all wood defects are easily seen. With a very dark bass the same defects would be almost invisible.
     
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  5. AlBass

    AlBass

    Aug 19, 2018
    UK
    Great, thats really helpful. Thank you for taking the time to reply guys
     
  6. I agree, I held out for a blonde Chadwick hybrid, I think it may be why I seem to be happier with mine than others are, it is quite nice instrument:
     
  7. LaFaro01

    LaFaro01

    Aug 27, 2018
    What do you call "blonde"? Is this bass "blonde"? :)
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    Without fail it is fully carved ;)
    Apart from that I know some really really good and impressive carved "blondes"...and I agree totally to the postings above :)
     

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