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Lets see some blue bursts!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DEFELDUS, Feb 23, 2004.



    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    simple enough. i want to see some blue basses, preferably in a burst.

    ill start with this beauty:

  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    That is one GORGEOUS Gecko.


    I was going to buy a fiver in that finish, but I was fired a couple hours before going to the music store so I couldn't get it.
  3. unharmed

    unharmed Iron Fishes

    May 19, 2003
    London, England
    Mine's blue! Not burst though.

    My wife has an Alvarez acoustic guitar with a rather nice flamed maple top in blue burst.

    That's a nice looking Gecko BTW, Duffle-Dust :cool:
  4. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    Here's my old Ripley bass that was refinished by Pat Wilkins. (Basswood body):
  5. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    That's gorgeous, berklee. What kind of wood is the fretboard made of? It looks kinda like it's grey fading into black fading back into grey, or is that the photograph letting my eyes play tricks on me?
  6. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    It's all a charcoal gray color. It's a Greg Curbow rockwood neck. Rockwood being a sythetic neck material made up of around 80 laminates of birch (Pretty sure it was birch) that's been compressed and impregnated with a resin of some sort.

    Absolutely killer necks.
  7. Sadowsky guitar but I'm sure Roger could make a bass like this:


  8. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Cool. What's the sound like as compared to, say, rosewood or maple (since that's all I really have any experience with)?
  9. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Uh, pickles?

    Different sound. It's essentially the same thing as carbon fiber/graphite neck, in that it's a snythetic material. It bears a bit of a resemblance to a Zon, sonically, but rosewood and maple? Apples and oranges.
  10. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Pickles rule. :D

    I was just trying to get an idea of what it sounds like as compared (as you said, like apples and oranges) with what I do have experience with.

    Thanks, though.
  11. zonwon


    Jan 21, 2003
    Mtd 435 24 Fret
  12. Electricmayhem


    Dec 18, 2003
    All nice basses, but I'll take the MTD, thanks. :p
  13. Shuker 6-string J:

  14. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Oh man, this thread is hot. Blueburst has to be my favorite finish of all time.
  15. i saw that bass recently on the curbow site in the mods section! that's cool that it's owned by a TBer. i was thinking about getting a moses neck for one of my basses, but maybe getting it overhauled by curbow is what i really want to do!

  16. Rod Harder

    Rod Harder Supporting Member

    My Czech Spector 5 in BlueBurst.............
  17. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
  18. That Shuker is sweet!
  19. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    This is the best picture I could find of mine on this computer... too bad you have to look at my stupid face :cool:

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