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primavera wood - looks like another lightwave may come my way!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Feb 8, 2003.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    something like this:

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    or this:

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    Primavera 30pcf
    Primavera is one of our favorite body woods. It's grown in Southwestern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The wood is yellowish-white to light yellowish-brown and often striped. The texture is medium to coarse and has a similar weight to Swamp Ash. The wood is dimensionally stable, easy to work, and has a great appearance. Primavera is not always available and is usually 2 to 3 times the price of Alder and Swamp Ash.

    if it happens, it'll be a 5 string fretless (oooh oooh, i need another one of those!) with a killer cocobolo fongerboard!


    f
     
  2. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    It's not easy being you. Is it? ;)
     
  3. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Fred, you whore! ;)

    Actually the primavera wood doesn't really "grab" me like some of TBC's other bodies that I saw the last time I visited that web page. Here are a couple that I added to my collection of purty bass pics:

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    Not a huge fan of burl but this one just does it for me.

    Ok..no reason to attach files. I just went to the website and found the other one...here it is..one of the nicest spalts this side of Jeff Rader:

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    brad cook
     
  4. i was looking at that site yesterday. the purpleheart tops look crazy.
    i really wanna try a bass w/ lightwaves someday.
     
  5. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Just to clarify for anyone that's confused...Jeff Rader himself is not actually spalted. One of his Sadowsky's is. :D

    brad cook
     
  6. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    you're too kind!

    i met Jack Wilson last night (owner of TBC).

    super guy!

    f
     
  7. Thanks for clarifying, Brad. Although I do feel a bit fungus infested! :D
     
  8. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I know what you mean...my feet have developed a nice spalting ever since I used that communal shower at a retreat a couple of weeks back.

    :D

    brad cook
     
  9. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    turns out my choices are spalted or purpleheart.

    should get it this week!!!!

    probably one of these:

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    i'm not a big fan of prupleheart:

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    f
     
  10. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    why not get one of each ? I would have a VERY hard time deciding which one of those I <i><b>didn't</i></b>
    want !
     
  11. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    hehe, that was actually brought up!

    there are 3 to choose from:

    1. 5 string fretted, solid primavera

    2. 5 string fretless, ash/spalt maple

    3. 5 string fretted, ash/purpleheart

    i may get to test drive all 3 for a while before i decide.

    each are system 2 lightwavers.

    which means i have yet another bass i can drop my Roland V-Bass interface card into.

    yeeeeeeeeeha!

    f
     
  12. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I assume the spalt 5 is the one in the first pic since the other two are 4 strings. Too bad...that third pic is real nice. (says "11" in the neck cavity)

    brad cook
     
  13. slam

    slam Guest

    Mar 22, 2000
    Virginia
    Anyone got any idea how much these things cost? No info on the website.
     
  14. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I like them all. Pick one up for me too, eh?
    gracias, senioriter!
     
  15. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    i'll find out and report back.

    for you! but, of course!

    :D

    f
     
  16. pc

    pc

    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    droooool....

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  17. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    er, forgot to mention, I'll need the Roland card in mine too.

    thanks!
     
  18. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    damn, now i can't decide.

    i'd really like a fretted lightwave.

    and, the pheart doesn't look so bad after a while.

    DECISIONS!!!!!!

    ack!

    Xush, you can have mine while yours is being wired up!

    :bassist:

    f
     
  19. hey, who makes those basses?
     
  20. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    www.thebasscompany.com

    brad cook