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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, Aug 6, 2003.
full top. this is looking like its gonna be a beautiful bass when its done.
I agree, go with the full top.
full top, no doubt. By the way, the shape of the bass painted on that top looks a lot like a Lakland body shape.
FULL TOP. end of the story.
Full top. Uh, no, show the stringers... No, wait, full top. uhhh... Aaaarggghhh!
I'm glad I'm not the one having to choose, I'd get no sleep!
Either will look great!
Full Top...you'd lose the most interesting part of the top, if u'd show the neck.
Show the top, and good god is that going to be a beautiful bass!
Show the top - heck, get lightwave pickups so you don't obscure anything!
The neck wouldn't have to go down the middle-the top is bookmatched so they could be pulled apart so the middle's still there, but I know what you mean.
Y'know, for some reason I don't like the looks of wide open tops with just lightwaves or piezos. I love the look of woods, but I just never got into the no pickup look. It's weird. Ah well. From what I've heard, I probably like the traditional sounds of mags over lightwaves (definitely over piezos).
Full top, full stop. Much cooler than the hippie sandwich look.
If you cover that beautiful piece of wood with that orange sandwich neck thing, I'm going to come to your house and smack you myself.
On the other hand, if you cover the neck with that beautiful top, you will have my respect for all things beautiful.
But seriously. It's your bass. You have to look at it and play it. Do what you like. Good luck.
That's a very hard decision. Whatever you choose the bass is gonna be gorgeous.
I'd go for a complete top were it my bass...
BTW...Beautiful piece of wood!!!
It's gonna be GAWGEOUS!!!
Heres a finished Fiddle back top
Very cool buckeye, but very different then what most see.
i say let the neck be seen also
Show the stringers, use a different top, and send that one to me...
Here's three version's I knocked up based on the samples above.
1. Just the woood:
2. Through neck stringers
3. A combo idea (moving the two sections of the top to keep the eyes and loose some of the darker, less patterned area).
While it's a gorgeous bit of wood in it's own right, I do quite like the contrast between the chaotic pattern of the body and the geometric precision of the stringers.
I like the full top look, though it's obviously female.
Now that I've seen the actual neck laminates, I agree they're beautiful. I'm sticking with my original vote, though--keep the top whole, and let the laminates just be somthing to liven up the back, which would probably be pretty plain otherwise.
LOL! There's nothing wrong with that!