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Primavera Body Wood???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Apr 16, 2005.


  1. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    hey all,

    i saw this on a bass i tried the other day, and for the life of me, have no idea what it is. is there a more common name for it?
     
  2. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee

    I've been curious about its tonal qualities. . . What did it sound like (compared to ash, etc...)? Was it a Fodera?
     
  3. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    It's also called white mahogany.
    http://tropicalhardwoods.com/htm/tropical_hardwoods/primavera.htm
    Reverend used it for the center blocks on their basses, and I've seen a couple of high-end basses on the Web (MTDs, I think) that had primavera bodies.
     
  4. I know that Mike Tobias has done a few Primavera basses, so you may want to shoot him an email to get your answer. For the life of me though, I could have sworn it was a type Maple, but with that last link that certainly prooves me wrong. At any rate, Mike will answer it for you though.
     
  5. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    nope it was an MTD 435 from Rudy's Music. great bass, but my ear leaned more towards the heavier, tho not that heavy ash bodied 435.
     
  6. jivetkr

    jivetkr

    May 15, 2002
    NJ
    Joker...Is that the one with the spalt top?
     
  7. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    the spalt is the ash. its on the website inventory.