Foto Flame top??????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CaracasBass, Jul 18, 2004.


  1. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    What´s the meaning of "photo flame" top?

    Thanx.
     
  2. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    It was a technique Fender used about 10 or so years ago to "create" a flamed or figured maple appearance on certain basses. In stead of actually using a laminate of flamed or quilted maple for the top, they "imprinted" a "photo" of a piece of figured maple on top of a piece of poplar...I think. Maybe it was basswood or something to that effect. Needless to say, it gave the look and appearance of a piece of figured wood, but wasn't actually a piece of figured maple. It looked reasonably convincing, especially once finished and from a distance....but it wasn't real. Think "Pam Anderson". :D
     
  3. hondo8671

    hondo8671

    Apr 22, 2004
    do you mean photo flame top? :bassist:
     
  4. lmao :D
     
  5. hondo8671

    hondo8671

    Apr 22, 2004
    ditto!!
     
  6. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I knew it was some kind of "fake" laminate...thanx a lot JPJ!!!!

    P.S. The "Pam" example was very ilustrative :cool:


    You are right hondo, sometimes I forget in english you use PH instead of F for that word. :rolleyes: