Do you like WALNUT top?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tumbao, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    On my Ice cream sundae? Do any UK TB'ers remember Walnut Whips - they all had a walnut on the top!

    When I was a kid we used to get Walnuts off a tree that grew in the woods near the local library - nice! ;)
  2. I think it looks mysterious yet beautiful.
  3. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Ya I love a nice walnut top on a bass.
  4. craigers2


    Sep 26, 2001
    i really like walnut.

    ken smith has some beautiful ones on his website.
  5. yes, i like that a lot. i'm a big fan of relatively unfinished basses - fancy flame maple tops and such don't do a lot for me.
  6. i prefer the second one, first ones a bit dark (might be the lighting), very nice though
    i'm also not a fan of overly fancy tops, like FMT's etc

  7. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    Absolutely! Very rich. Very elegant. Very expensive?
  8. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Don't we all like walnut when it comes like this? (sorry about the size)

  9. trane


    Jun 3, 2002
    Tokyo, Japan
    That's beautiful. But 7 strings? I can't play 4, so what am I gonna do with the extra 3? :rolleyes:
  10. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    it's not bad for backs either...
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    my top isn't as fancy as the Hannie/KS/Mod, but I'm liking it so far. There's a little flame in it, but it doesn't really show in the pics.
  11. Okay...I'm gonna be the bad guy.

    I don't like walnut for tops. It makes the bass look to much like furniture. Not enough going on usually, too dark, and just not visually appealling to me. But just because I think this, does not make it fact.

    For the record, I like a light colored body and a dark fretboard. Usually cloud quilted maple, or maybe a nice ash grain. Ebony or rosewood for a fretboard and I'm a happy guy. I only have one bass that has a colored top on it...odd.
  12. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Yep! Especially if they're quilted!
  13. But there's light-colored furniture too.:confused:
  14. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000


    expecially if hand carved
  15. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    LOVE that Modulus! There was a Q5F around the time that I got my Modulus that had a KILLER walnut top. I wanted to die just looking at it.

    Walnut is a GREAT wood for tops if it has flamed, curling, burling, or quilting. Plain it's just that...plain. But with good figuring, there's not much better.
  16. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I like it on my Roscoe 6 fretless:

  17. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    that is one sweet looking roscoe

    what up, bad claw bass:


    walnut nice...
  18. I am a big Figured Walnut lover