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My next bass!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassForLife, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. BassForLife


    Dec 8, 2004
    My next bass:

    Cliff Bordwell Instruments

    Dual coil Nordstrand PUPS

    That is the only definites so far.

    Top choices: ??



    I'll have to look up that custom wait support thread :)

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  2. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    what is that? Amboyna and Myrtle? man, the Myrtle is killer, but God already figured the Amboyna in the shape of a bass for you, awesome!
  3. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    Very cool man. I love the look of Cliff's work. I'm very curious about his multi chambered idea. If you're going for a solidbody go for that amboyna. That's some serious stuff! :bassist:
  4. That amboyna is absolutely breathtaking!
  5. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Those are both awesome tops. While I at first agree with Adrian about how the amboyna is already in the shape of a bass, the figuring on that myrtle is so intriguing, yet classy. Depending on the finish, that could be either over the top eye-popping, or more subtle and organic.

    Both look great!
  6. BassForLife


    Dec 8, 2004
    That is them,
    Both are amazing and but so different.
  7. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Wow man, you really lucked out with that piece of burl. I agree, God did make that to be on a bass. Go with it and never look back! Personally, Im getting a DP custom (hold the comments!) with an Afzelia burl top (the edge around it even has some blue spalting :cool: ).
  8. zeronyne

    zeronyne Recovering Keyboard Player

    Nov 24, 2003
    Adrian, is your newest Nordstrand Amboyna? The top on that bass is utterly stunning (not to mention the side dots).

    Is myrtle black?? I never knew that!
  9. BassForLife


    Dec 8, 2004
    Here is a diif. shot of that Myrtle.
    I have decided to go with the Myrtle top.
    I think it will be smooth and elegant!

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  10. BassForLife


    Dec 8, 2004
    I should star a pole but I hope to get some insight on
    bodystyle choices.
    The safe bet is to go with a double cut, which I would
    go with the one below.

    But, I really have a thing for the singlecut shape below.
    I just have never played a singlecut before and
    it seems to be a risky move to choose something
    that I have no experience with.

    Help! :bawl:
  11. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    My vote definately goes for the single cut. This is the bass that has sparked strong interest in Cliff's work for me.
  12. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    I just got hands on with the single cut above, and it's a stunning piece of work!!!!

    I'd get one of THOSE, if I were you!!!

  13. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    +1 on the single cut... it really doesn't change the playability (or sound) of the instrument. If you like the way it looks, go for it. It takes about 10 minutes to get used to if you've never played one. That particular single cut is one of the only single cuts I've seen that looks significanlty different from the Fodera 'benchmark'. Very unique.... really nice instrument no matter what options you choose. :bassist: