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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Limo, Nov 6, 2002.
Which one do you prefer and why, are there any essential tonal differences???
I vote for carrot top.
I prefer quilted, I just like the looks a little bit better. Maybe because it looks a little more exotic. In my experience they sound about the same. I really don't think that tops really have a huge effect on the basses tone anyway.
I also think quilted maple looks better.
I've seen a few basses where the top was 1/2 the thickness of the entire body. I'd bet they have more to do with the tone then if they're a veneer, like on many basses...
too many flames and quilts these days...
No, just too many flame and quilt maple tops.
I like the looks of quilted tops. I can't tell the diff between quilted and flame though. It's just a visual thing.
Here's a former bass that I owned
a nice pic of a quilted bass that I don't own...
I prefer quilted to flamed, but I'm also a fan of curly maple tops
I'm a great fan of quilted maple. I haven't tried enough basses to know if there's a significant tonal difference. However, I do think that quilted maple - and the Sadowsky in the original pic is just fabulous - is just the dogs thingies when it comes to the finish on a bass!
IMO, theres no more tonal difference between flamed and quilted maple than there is between any two pieces of maple.
Btw, I voted for quilted, just because I prefer the look.
What does "flamed" look like?
a closer look...
Ok, then quilted would be my personal fav. Thanks for the pic.
I voted Flamed, but I like both. It mostly depends on the quality of each piece.
My personal preference is quilted. Flamed is nice but quilted looks nicer to me. Here's my Lakland 4-94 Deluxe:
I like quilt
This thread has convinced me. Figured maple has to be flamed to look good.