Pau Ferro fingerboard options for custom Veillette

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PlayTheBass, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. Piece A

    9 vote(s)
  2. Piece B

    44 vote(s)
  3. Piece C

    3 vote(s)
  4. Piece D

    7 vote(s)
  5. Piece E

    41 vote(s)
  6. Piece F

    11 vote(s)
  7. Only pieces of carrots will bring peace of mind.

    13 vote(s)
  1. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    OK, this is a sister thread for my Custom Veillette 5-String Fretless thread... They sent me some pictures of their pau ferro stock, so I can choose my fingerboard. I've pretty sure which piece I want, but I thought it'd be fun to tap into the TB Collective and see what you all thought.

    So which piece do you think would make a fab fretless fiver fingerboard?

  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I think B would provide a nice even, straight, harmonically rich tone.
  3. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    i would choose b,d,or e. the others have too much runout.
  4. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    I had a girlfriend like that once... :rolleyes: but seriously, what is runout? Is it just the lack of straightness in the grain?
  5. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    my choice would be either B or E :D
  6. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    exactly. you can see the grain "runout" toward the edges of the piece.
  7. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    E, it will contrast the most with the dark-ish top finish you said you were going for.
  8. jow83


    Jun 3, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    i change my vote to e, on closer inspection i think it kills b.
  9. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    I voted for F, because it has the most distinctive appearance. I would also think tonal quality would be superb.

  10. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    I said E because I like the figuring in it but if it has a dark body go with B.
  11. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    E. Color and grain are correct for the purpose.
  12. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    I said D cuz I like the dark stripe in the middle
  13. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    I chose E too. I love the light coloured grain.
  14. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    I chose E as well, and for the same reason.

  15. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    Looks like it's neck and neck between B and E...

    I'm curious: you guys that are judging likely tonal qualities based on the picture -- what criteria are you using?
  16. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    Actually it's a simple formula that can be expressed as a complex Bohr equation:

    Etot = mv2/2 - ke2/r = -ke2/2r =>

    The Bohr equation for H assuming a stable atom with a classical inward Coulombic force balanced by kinetic energy

    Anyone familiar with atomic theory should know this.

  17. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
  18. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    lol Well, I thought so, but I was too embarrassed to state the obvious. But now that it's out in the open... won't the quantized levels of orbital angular momentum limit the options, e.g., to A through E? And, if the atom should destabilize and collapse (say, due to a loss of kinetic energy), would a pau ferro particle be emitted?