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Help me decide

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by poptart, Nov 9, 2006.


Which one should I go with!?

Poll closed Nov 16, 2006.
  1. A

    87.4%
  2. C

    12.6%
  1. poptart

    poptart Commercial User

    Sep 13, 2005
    UK
    Owner: Bass Direct
    I am having Alan at AC guitars build me a custom five string single cut. The bass is going to have a birdeye maple board and I can't decide between these two tops. Is it A or C, please help, thanks.

    RedwoodA.gif

    RedwoodC-1.gif
     
  2. alanbass1

    alanbass1

    Feb 8, 2006
    London
    Can't you get a mock up showing a birdseye maple board?
     
  3. poptart

    poptart Commercial User

    Sep 13, 2005
    UK
    Owner: Bass Direct
    Sorry Alan - you will have to use your imagination, that's what makes it fun (and hard:eyebrow: ).
     
  4. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    USA
    The one on the bottom looks like a fish filet to me.

    The one on the top is smokin'.
     
  5. moro

    moro Geek

    Sep 5, 2006
    Bay Area, CA
    A, definitely. C looks unbalanced to me. With A, the lighter area around the bridge / rear pickup is balanced by the lighter area on the top bout.
     
  6. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    What are the white lines on the second one? Did somebody draw on it with chalk, or is it supposed to look like that?
     
  7. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    I voted A......very nice top!:) IMO It has a bit more symetry and I love what's happening around the bridge and p/u's!

    What happened to B?

    did it fly away?:D he, he........
    (I know, bad joke!)
     
  8. +1, A is nicely symetrical!

    A potential stunner of a bass!
     
  9. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    A for me as well .... the C mockup looks too skinny/squashed, I prefer a slightly fatter body (to match my fatter body :rolleyes: ). Both nice looking tops, though ...... :cool:
     
  10. A for sure. The white lines in C look weird.
     
  11. poptart

    poptart Commercial User

    Sep 13, 2005
    UK
    Owner: Bass Direct
    C looks a bit squashed because the picture is at a different angle - I had to crop these pic in photoshop from the whole blank so excuse the proportions.

    And yes they originally had chalk lines to mark the outline;)

    Thanks for all your input:)
     
  12. poptart

    poptart Commercial User

    Sep 13, 2005
    UK
    Owner: Bass Direct

    Joe

    B was C reversed and it was emilinated earlier:p
     
  13. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    A. it looks more symmetrical to me.
     
  14. -Sam-

    -Sam-

    Oct 5, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    A looks nicer now but i think for some strange reason C would look better with birdseye?? i dunno why
     
  15. Am I wrong to assume that the white lines on 'C' are the outline of where the pickguard would be?

    If so, it would cover a large amount of that natural wood.
     
  16. The white lines are just another potential outline of a body. It looks like there was one reversed from that one and offset. The line above the neck PU is the lower horn, and the line going through the bridge, bridge PU and lower part of the body is the upper horn, or at least thats what it looks like to me.
     
  17. X Wolf

    X Wolf Guest

    I like "A" much better than "C" Where's the "B"?

    George
     
  18. the top one the bestest lol
     
  19. A looks awesome. C looks awkward.
     
  20. It's a nice problem to have though !!

    I've been down to see Alan at AC. Great guy and I'm sure you'll get a superb bass.
     

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