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Roasted Maple Neck......Flamed Or Bird's Eye????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kulit17, Aug 5, 2012.

Which Roasted Neck???

Poll closed Aug 7, 2012.
  1. Roasted Flamed Maple

  2. Roasted Bird's Eye Maple

  1. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    Looking to decide on a neck before the end of this weekend for a custom build. *I personally prefer the BE, but the flamed is HOT too so I can't decide so I need a push in direction :D
  2. Arvin

    Arvin Underwound Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    On the bench
    Roasted carrots.

    But actually, I can't vote... I like both flame and birds eyes.
  3. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    bird's eye maple


    flamed maple
  4. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    Birds eye tends to warp since it doesn't have anything close to straight grain. Flamed maple looks absolutely stunning as a neck. So my vote is flamed
  5. FileBass


    May 9, 2012
    Flame roasted neck is my dream!
    BE roasted are commonly seen in EBMM n the grain look like some kind of disease... to my eyes lol :bag:
    flame all the way!
  6. pocketgroove


    Jun 28, 2010
    Bird's eye is just so...luscious!
  7. Though BE is beautiful, I prefer a more plain neck so I vote for the flamed
  8. ekimfunk

    ekimfunk Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Charlotte NC
    Damn- that is some nice looking wood!

    I tried to roast my neck myself and it started burning.
  9. ekimfunk

    ekimfunk Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Charlotte NC
    It's amazing what some people will call "birds eye" these days. It can have just a tiny bit of figuring and it's "bird's eye".
  10. Nugun


    Dec 31, 2011
    Mesquite, TX
    Although the roasted BE is downright GORGEOUS, you see it more often on other basses like FileBass said. Well at least I have anyway, I don't know about other TB'ers. I think if you're working on a custom here might as well go with something a little less seen. To be honest if it wasn't for that little tidbit I would NOT be able to decide myself. Just sayin. :D
  11. nrssab


    Jun 28, 2006
    Flamed for the neck and BE for the body. :)
  12. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    Thanks guys for the kind words of wisdom! Although the poll shows as of now BE with a slight edge, It seems like the guys choosing flamed maple are speaking loud and proud.... So I'm leaning towards this direction.... Keep the comments coming guys!!

    Lol, btw this is my nice coco bolo body ala Roger!

  13. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  14. Yeah, flame. Definitely.
  15. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Don't worry about warping. Sadowsky has two piece necks and the figured board will be just that, the board. Go with flame. Looks killer

  16. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
  17. dbd1963


    May 18, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    I think flamed looks better on a neck than birdseye. You get all the effect of the flamed while with the birdseye you are losing some of the effect of it because of the width. Birdseye is best as a body to my mind.
  18. Wannaflea


    Jun 7, 2011
    Jersey, CI
    I was gonna vote BE, but definitely Flame now
  19. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    Definitely flamed maple now. I think the birds eye would look too crazy in comparison to the body
  20. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    If it were my bass being built it would be flamed all the way. I do have two mid-90's Stingrays with BE which I just love the look of but the flamed would just look so cool with the grain of that coco top. My 2 cents.

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