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Help me choose between 2 designs

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by francotedescoga, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Model A

    24 vote(s)
  2. Model B

    16 vote(s)
  1. Hey, I'm curently planning/designing my first build and I can't choose between two models, it will be a 6er, no wood choice yet. Please vote on either models A or B, suggestions are always welcome.

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  2. randysmojo


    Jan 14, 2008
    Temple, TX
    I like them both, but I think I would give the edge to B. partially because of the even roundness to the back being nice for sitting in some guitar stands, but I also just like it a hair better. A little similar in some ways to a design I have that I haven't started on yet.
  3. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    I vote B.

  4. Thanks guys!
  5. TomA1234


    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    I vote A, but you may want to think about extending the upper horn a bit to improve the balance. (like it is on the B)
  6. thebassbuilder


    Mar 7, 2012
    Spartanburg SC
    guitar builder, Meyers Guitars
    This is a tough one, both look good but I think I am leaning toward "B". I have always liked offset bodys like your A but the B model looks very nice and smooth. What ever you choose it will look good.
  7. Do you think balance will be an issue on A?
  8. thebassbuilder


    Mar 7, 2012
    Spartanburg SC
    guitar builder, Meyers Guitars
    You know what I am going with A. I like it more.
  9. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    A looks like a Fodera Jazz blend. Cool
  10. Both are based on Fodera's Emperor (A) and Monarch (B)
  11. rogerwilliamsen


    Jul 18, 2004
    Choose a if you are used to jazz basses and choose b if precision is you cup of tea.
  12. I never had either one of them :D
  13. TomA1234


    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    It would depend on the neck woods and tuners, but it appears to finish behind the 12th fret which is renowned for increasing neck dive issues.
  14. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    I have always been a Monarch guy....
  15. Ohh, ok, if I go with A I'll be careful with that, thanks!
  16. pi_r_squared


    Sep 3, 2008
    personally I like the asymmetry of "A", but I suppose that's just a matter of taste.
  17. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    Voted A for the J style eh .
  18. Alright, I guess A it is! I'll let you guys know when I start the build.
  19. B_E_A_D_G


    Sep 17, 2011
    A&B both looks like fodera to me... I don't see the difference ...
  20. I like A but I think the upper bout looks a bit low (the bit you rest your arm on) I personally would move it out a bit due to the pickup size, but whatever you do, it'll look cool :)

    EDIT: sorry, I meant the bridge not the pup :D

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