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CBbasses Help me decide POLL

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cliff Bordwell, Dec 19, 2004.


Which body style for a 6-string fretless?

Poll closed Dec 26, 2004.
  1. Singlecut style "B"

    41 vote(s)
    53.9%
  2. The "D" bass

    35 vote(s)
    46.1%
  1. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    I will be starting on my personal bass soon and I keep flipping back and forth on what body style to do. I have it narrowed down to these two.

    Singlecut style "B"
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    And the "D" bass
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    So you can visualize the rest of the bass:
    6-string
    Fretless
    Pink Ivory fingerboard
    Pink Ivory PUP covers
    Pink Ivory knobs
    Spanish Cedar body
    Neck=Maple,Bubinga and Wenge

    And here is the top
    Masur Birch from Larry at Gallary Hardwoods
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  2. Rapscallion2112

    Rapscallion2112

    Apr 21, 2004
    Detroit
    i'd say the d model.....i've never been to keen on the single cut thing.....what works for some dosent for others i suppose
     
  3. Personally i love your "D" style bass Cliff...looks awsome, and i think you should choose it.

    BTW i love that "ball bass" design in your news section...i keep checking back often on the progress..that thing looks great so far!
     
  4. I always think that six strings look great as single cuts...by the way...what does pink ivory sound like? and where does it come from I've never heard of it before
     
  5. i'm love'n the single cut, i hated them at first but have grown to love them. they just look so classy.
     
  6. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    There are some single-cuts I like a lot, but I think your D design has a better look to it than the SC- they are both slick, but D by a slim margin.
     
  7. I really like the D shape; however I think that since it will be a 6 string the single cut might fit a little better.

    I am pretty sure that both would look awesome, you just have to decide what kind of awesome you want :D
     
  8. JTGale

    JTGale

    Oct 26, 2004
    Hummelstown, PA
    Close call, here. But I think I am leaning toward the D, also. I really like the rounded rump she has. It really plays well with the horns. Single-cuts are nice, though. But that D, I can really picture it.

    My 2 cents, FWIW.
     
  9. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Jacob Moore Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    Make yourself the Single Cut... make the D for ME! :)
     
  10. Eli M.

    Eli M. Life's like a movie, write your own ending

    Jul 24, 2004
    New York, NY
    Definitely do the singlecut. There are only a few singlecut designs out there that I really like, and this is one of them. It's a nice natural-looking shape that doesn't seem out of proportion with itself.
     
  11. I voted Singlecut, but it was a difficult decision.
     
  12. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Pink Ivory is pretty rare, especially wider boards.
    I'm pretty sure it comes from Africa(southeast?).
    Pink Ivory IMO is a great choice for a fretless bass.
    It really brings out the midrange growl which
    gives you a wonderful fretless Mwah!
     
  13. Wow, Cliff. That's a tough one. I like both of those body styles. I'll have to think about it for a bit.
     
  14. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    I vote for the D cut I really dig that body style.
     
  15. How do we Vote. Need a link to the body shapes before voting.
     
  16. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Cliff,

    I like that single cut, but it is tough.. I like both. What happened to your other SC body shape, did it not make the nomination?
     
  17. BassForLife

    BassForLife

    Dec 8, 2004
    I say go with the SC, I think it will fit the 6-string nicely.
    :)
     
  18. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Shhhh.. The other SC isn't suppose to know. :bag:

    Actually, these two just seem to go with what I have in my head for the finished bass.
     
  19. Jazzguy

    Jazzguy Banned

    May 3, 2004
    I successfully talked Cliff out of this bass!!!!!!!!!!
    This will be my first venture away from the 4-string. :help:

    I guess I will be a ERBassist now??
    At least it will be more range than I'm use to.