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Buckeye twins...what do you think??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JP Basses, May 14, 2003.


  1. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Hi all,

    I just received a pics of some GREAT top woods I may purchase real soon...

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    (picture courtesy of Galleryhardwoods of course!!)

    The two tops are almost identical so I'm wondering what kinda twins I could build?

    Plume and Plume singlecut?
    Fretted/fretless?
    5er and 6er?
    Let me know if you have any idea!!

    Peace, JP
     
  2. Whoa! Like Wile E. Coyote!
     
  3. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    OMG! The one on the left is totally The Grinch!
     
  4. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
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  5. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Geshel: TOO MUCH PIZZA MAN!!

    ;)

    LMAO

    JP
     
  6. JP
    Am I right in thinking that I read in an earlier thread that you disliked working with Buckeye and would not use it?

    Has there been a conversion on this matter?

    BTW very nice wood you have there.

    Matthew

    P.S. still trying to sort out a soundclip
     
  7. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Yeah you're right Matthew ! ;)
    I aslo mentionned that the main reason I would not like to work with it was that buckeye is usually full of homes/gaps that needed to be filled with epoxy...

    Just look at those tops, they're perfect! No epoxy will go in there... I had told Larry that if he ever found that kind of "perfect" buckeye piece, I would purchase some... :D

    Peace, JP
     
  8. Nice! I don't really have a preference, but i would like to see the tops flipped to give the body more of the cream color...

    Jeff
     
  9. John Ruiz

    John Ruiz

    Oct 9, 2000
    Plano, Tx
    And the one on the right is TOTALLY Big Bird!! :D

    Those will make some great basses!! Can't wait to see 'em!
     
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    fretted and fretless single cut ... 7 strings :)
     
  11. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Haha..never built any 7 yet...wanna try me?? ;)

    I haven't heard of any 7 players in paris :(
    The only 7 I saw here was a conklin GT7 which scared a lot of people!!!

    Plus, I'm finally quite sure that my singlecut shape won't fit on that tops. And Jeff...same for reversing the pattern, the upper horn may not fit!

    Peace, JP
     
  12. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Fretless 5 lightwave ?
    Not until september though.
     
  13. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Never tried the lightwave system on one of my basses neither...

    Tried system 1 on a Zon but I was VERY disapointed! Some told me the new ones, fitted to non Zon basses sounded a LOT different though!



    Peace, JP
     
  14. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    System 2 was a big improvement over system 1.
    I think the 2 Zons have never sold and are still in the display at California Music.
    I will get my 5 string fretted lightwave in june.
    I'll make sure I pay you a visit next time I go to Paris.
    I'm very interested in test trying your laminated necks, because for me it shouldn't work:).
     
  15. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Yeah, one Zon is still at California Music! ;)

    Please be sure to ring me when you're in Paris!

    JP
     
  16. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Looking good JP. Buckeye is interesting, it's one of those 'interpretive' looks where you can see different things in the figure. Kinda neat. I've always thought of it as kind of modern-artsy.