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better combo, myrtle vs. bubinga.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sloppysubs, Dec 14, 2004.


  1. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    ash body but myrtle or bubinga top? of zon of course. they both look amazing. just having a hard time deciding which one.
     
  2. pistoleroace

    pistoleroace

    Sep 13, 2002
    WI
    They both look great but I'm a fan of Bubinga myself, especially if you can get a really nice figured peice.
     
  3. Hi!

    Myrtle + ash body.....:eek:
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    You're the judge now! :)
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    +1,000,000

    :eek:
     
  5. bassjamn

    bassjamn

    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco
    Zon Myrtle/Ash here, every pic i see of a myrtle top bass looks drastically different! :D
    Zon5/1
     
  6. I understand...I had the same feeling the first time! lol :)
     
  7. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    That bass is a beauty!
     
  8. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Myrtle/Mahogany
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    Myrtle/Ash
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  9. PunkerTrav

    PunkerTrav

    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    +1,000,001
    I think I just found a new favorite top! That F is killer. :hyper:

    Travis
     

  10. Sweet Zon Brian :cool:
     
  11. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    for a fretted Zon- Myrtle will be slightly more open sounding. for fretless, Bubinga tightens things up nicely-
    since it is a top- the sonic difference will be minimal. So then it comes down to a particular Myrtle or Bubinga top, which one is more visually appealing, to you.
     
  12. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com


    what he said!!!
     
  13. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    WOW!!!!!!!! those are some sweet basses. good god. its amazing how every myrtle is different. weird. anyway yea im going with myrtle. freakin gorgeous. :hyper:
     
  14. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I have a bass being made for me by Pete Skjold that is rose mytle over mahogany. I can't wait for it to be finished!

    Tom.
     
  15. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Pete's a really nice guy, I'm sure it will be beautiful!!
     
  16. Pete skjold

    Pete skjold

    May 29, 2004
    Warsaw Ohio
    AAHHH, Brian, Your just saying that :D

    Pete
     
  17. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com


    saying it in hopes to get something ..... maybe 5 strings ............. :D
     
  18. Pete skjold

    Pete skjold

    May 29, 2004
    Warsaw Ohio
    That can be arranged :bassist:

    Pete