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New Bass Build ...Best top for new Build

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassworship1, Feb 3, 2018.


  1. Cocobolo

    10 vote(s)
    43.5%
  2. Buckeye Burl

    13 vote(s)
    56.5%
  1. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    I'm going with 1 of these 2 tops for my new Commissioned build through Devon Smullen. The neck will be 3 piece Maple and Ebony top with Abalone Circle inlays. Body will eith be Alder or Ash and I'm thinking of Bartolini Quad Coils with Coil tap and Bartolini Preamp.

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  2. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Can I vote for the flamed redwood top from your earlier thread on this topic? :D
     
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  3. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    They're both really nice, you'll have to build 2 drooldrool
     
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  4. FingerDub

    FingerDub Inactive

    Jan 8, 2016
    I'm feeling the burl. Looks like a super sharp super clean example. The redwood is nice, but the nice blond middle part is gonna get covered.
     
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  5. MMiller28

    MMiller28

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    I just got a bass with buckeye burl and it is out of this world.
     
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  6. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Georgia O'Keeffe would like the second pic, but I don't know.
     
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  7. They're both stunning, and I went with the Cocobolo, but not by much. Really they're both beautiful, maybe you do need two basses like Reedt2000 said. ;)
     
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  8. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Here is a finished Build in the Buckeye Burl close to this wood.
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  9. MMiller28

    MMiller28

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    I would skip the matching pickup covers and go black hardware, but that's just me.
     
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  10. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    If you go cocobolo will the pickups have matching covers with that dramatic sap wood stripe on em? Cause that would swing my vote
     
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  11. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Devon said he wouldn’t be able to match the Cocobolo and Sapwood on the covers. Would be Cocobolo only if I went that route.
     
  12. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    I like the Cocobolo best for looks but the color is close to my newly acquired Devon bass. Thinking of the Buckeye Burl just because it would be totally different I’m looks and color.

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  13. Midak

    Midak

    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    I was just about to say that - the Cocobolo is really nice, but color-wise it would be too close to your last bass. Go Buckeye Burl.
     
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