Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Davidoc, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. I dunno, but I never understood quilted. I think flames and burdseye, and all those swirly figures are cool, but I never saw the appeal in quilted woods. What's your take on this?
  2. Hummm ...I like mine..
    mmm btw i think that som flamed wood look too artificial when dyed and high gloss finished...
  3. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    spalted......thats where it's at...'nuff said.....
  4. chucko58


    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
    I like quilted maple. But IMHO, it's overdone. Too many quilted and flamed tops out there - they all start to look the same after a while.

    OTOH, I really like figured walnut, koa, and other dark woods with interesting grain.

    Burls and spalted woods are not easy to work with, so they are never going to be cheap. Burls have tremendous variations in hardness, making them difficult to surface and finish. Spalted woods have in fact partially rotted, so finding pieces that are distinctive and still structurally intact is difficult.