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Flame or Quilted Maple under a pickguard?.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Feb 16, 2005.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Hi Everyone

    If you were going to have a vintage style instrument built for you with a pickguard and you wanted a figured maple top would you get Flame or Quilted Maple?. Thanks
     
  2. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Flame
     
  3. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Italy
    Mmmh ... I guess you're thinking about a Sadowsky, right? Will Lee has a Vintage 3tone-burst with a quilted maple top under a white pickguard ... it looks great!
     
  4. Get a clear pickguard.
     
  5. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Yes Sadowsky it is
     
  6. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    I was thinking Pearliod would look great on a greenburst bass.
     
  7. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Italy
    I think it's a great combo!! Rosewood or maple board?
     
  8. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Maple
     
  9. Congrats in order. Flame.
     
  10. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Just my personal preference here, but a greenburst body, with a maple board and a matching headstock would be HOT HOT HOT!!!
     
  11. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Either flame or quilt is fine. Flame has a more angry or energetic appearance. Quilt is more serene.
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Quilt. This is the one I sold to Todd VanSelus a while back:
    [​IMG]
     
  13. gflowers

    gflowers Sadowsky Nut Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Nino,

    I thought I recognized that bass. I owned that bass at one time (it's the second one like it that I've owned). Is it the one I traded you a few years ago for the LP Blue vintage 4 Sadowsky with matching headstock?

    Gary in NC
     
  14. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Quilt > Flamed. By far, and easy choice get quilt, IMO.
    http://www.bleedingsoul13.titaniumhosting.com/Spector NS20005/
    Neither have pickguards, but mmmm quilt.

    Ray :p
     
  15. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Is that an upgraded top 4 A ?
     
  16. hippiesandwich

    hippiesandwich

    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
  17. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I really dislike that "tight" flamed maple look on large pieces like bodys. I think the more open / deep flaming looks great, but that starts to approach a quilt, so if I were ordering a Sadowsky (and one day I will), it will have a quilt top.
     
  18. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Quilt for greenburst...
     
  19. I think, because of Spector's approach to maple (i.e. Flame on the Euros and Quilted predominantly on the USAs), I associate Quilt with quality - and it does look better.

    Quilted every time. :D
     
  20. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    What happened to the green Warmoth that you liked?