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got wood? for possible MTD and Roscoe bass, should i do it? Opinions?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adrian garcia, Jun 22, 2002.


  1. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i just got a picture of this Buckeye burl form Mike Tobias- im feeling the GAS taking over.. and the Thuya burl top I may have to use for maybe a Roscoe fretless. i was thinking of a korina body for the fretless - with a ridiculously figured macassar ebony fingerboard- i was thinking birdseye maple for the fingerboard on the buckeye bass-- opinions? suggestions??
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  2. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    the thuya burl...
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  3. That thuya is simply obscene. I don't think you would be allowed to play that bass in public :D I personally would go with a somewhat more subdued grain for the fingerboard, else the bass would look entirely too busy.
     
  4. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i may still go way out on a limb and make them both MTD635's- i am hopelessly hooked- i just have to hit big at the casinos!! ( but i dont gamble...) the macassar ebony board looks great with that thuya- i checked it out.. but opinions count, so im taking suggestions.
     
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    The buckeye is nice, but that thuya burl is just mmmmm.....
     
  6. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    well- thats what i wanna hear!!! heres the macassar ebony for the fingerboard..
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    so far the thuya is winning here...
     
  7. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Bastard!!!
     
  8. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    what i would like to see(which is meaningless)
    mtd-buckeye,hard ash body,birdseye board with black blocks

    as for korina,ive heard that mikes korina 5ers dont have as good of b string as his other basses. however i havent played a korina mtd and wouldnt know. but the thuya burl with the macassar is yummy.
     
  9. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    well, narud- i saw the exact same thing- so if i do that, thats what itll be-- not decided , though- if Mike was reading this, he'd probably laugh , after our conversation today.
     
  10. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    I'd put the birdseye fingerboard (fretted of course) with the thuya top. Oh yeah!

    And the ebony would look good with the buckeye. IM(limited)E, the ebony will get quite a bit darker than that once oiled.
     
  11. That thuya is awesome! Where can I get some?
     
  12. Whoa! Both pieces are outstanding! I like the buckeye - that piece is heavily figured with greys and blues. It would be stunning with a maple neck.

    I think the coloring would be something like this...
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    I like to see what Mike could do with a buckeye top. I don't recall seeing any MTDs in buckeye.

    Jeff
     
  13. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Adrian,

    Awesome wood you got there! Go for it!

    I like both the Fender-ish influence of a full maple neck, as well as the slightly compressed, punchy, refined growl of many of the exotic woods on a fretboard. You can't go wrong either way, IMHO.

    Speaking of exotic MTDs, we need to get Blaise to post a pic of his MTD BABS. A very unique and special bass. I saw him at the Caesers last month, he sounded great. If you see him, tell him "Gil said Hi".
     
  14. craigers2

    craigers2

    Sep 26, 2001
    Cleveland
    i'd go for the MTD's. i'd love to see either one of those pieces of wood turned into a 635!
     
  15. I'm a sucker for buckeye, myself--I'd love to see that buckeye on a 636 with a maple neck/fretboard.

    Mike
     
  16. Adrian,
    You GOTTA go for the Roscoe! Then you and I can work up some kind of "Dueling Roscoes" act! :p

    I say, whichever maker you go with, put that Thuya on the top! That's simply KILLER!!
     
  17. oddentity

    oddentity

    Nov 20, 2000
    Philly
    The macassar and thuya would look amazing on a Roscoe!!
     
  18. trainyourhuman

    trainyourhuman Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2000
    MI
    The Buckeye and the ebony.

    The thuya and a nice slice of maple...
     
  19. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Well, I really dig the thuya, but that ebony! I would love to have a top like that, with that figuring, and colour! Beautiful!
     
  20. Hell just go for a twin neck

    A dual effort MTD/ Roscoe!

    OOOh quick i can hear the heavy plod of JT, run to the hills!

    JT voice one;

    Did someone mention Twin necks?

    JT voice off.

    ;)

    stu