Computer enhanced dyed maple burl

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ii-v, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. ii-v


    Mar 27, 2005
    SLC, UT
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I like it.

    I've got a bass about to be built out of dyed (then acrylized) birdseye maple. Mine's more a purple red though.
  3. ii-v


    Mar 27, 2005
    SLC, UT
    This will be a six with birdseye accent pickup covers and knobs. Fretboard birdseye (acrilyzed). I am thinking chrome hardware for the color. I do not think gold will cut it.
    GW is building mine. Who is building yours James?
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Fred @ Bee Basses.

    It's GW's maple burl that got me the bug for this one. the color is of a top set Larry sold him last summer.

    Here is a thread with all the specs and an image or 2.

    The dyed burl in the image in that thread is from here
  5. zipflint


    Sep 25, 2005
    Spartanburg, SC
    That looks gorgeous!
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    Which shape? He seems to do real nice work. I went brushed silver & chrome on hardware myself. I'm not a gold hater, but I don't think it would work for mine either.
  7. ii-v


    Mar 27, 2005
    SLC, UT
  8. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    thats a gorgeous top

    this that kinda wood i would opt for:

    that top, with matching pickups covers ( a backing plate matching the actualy body slab wood) a matching headstock, i'd get black enony board, black fretwire, blue LED fret marks on the top of the neck. black hardware. and if possible, some matching dyed birdseye knobs. i think that would be amazing!!!!!!!!!!


    ps: please take what i said seriously!
  9. looks like somebody threw up a slurpee.
  10. ii-v


    Mar 27, 2005
    SLC, UT
    I appreciate the input. Here are the specs I am proposing:
    Body: swamp ash
    Neck: 9 piece maple macassar and such
    Top: you guessed it (slurpee top, I found this comment very funny)
    Pickups: custom wound KA's with birdseye covers and maybe a birdseye ramp.
    Knobs: birdseye
    Hardware: chrome
    Fretboard: birdseye with matching block inlays from the top with a bass clef inlay at twelve
    Electronics: Aguilar obp3 with active passive switch
  11. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member


    Despite this, I think it's a beautiful piece of burl, and I love the color!
  12. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    not bad... I like it.
  13. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    I think it's awesome! Is it going to be a singlecut or doublecut?
  14. ii-v


    Mar 27, 2005
    SLC, UT
    Brase, so neither one Kronos HaHa.
  15. Akito


    Dec 1, 2003
    that's fantastic!
  16. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Reminds me of this.


  17. d-basser


    Nov 20, 2005
    ^ oooo thats sweet as, what is it???
  18. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products