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Show me some mental maple!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rusty Chainsaw, Nov 11, 2004.


  1. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw

    Oct 15, 2002
    The Cronx
    I'll be getting a maple-topped bass made for me in the near future, and, to be honest, I'm sick and tired of run-of-the-mill flame and quilt maple. I'd rather leave that stuff to Alembic! So I'd like you all to show me some "unusual" maple facings, that means spalt, unusual patterns, discolourations and anything out of the ordinary!

    Russ :bassist:
     
  2. hippiesandwich

    hippiesandwich

    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    mmmmmm swirly! :smug:
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  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
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    just the board... but bird's eye kills!


    Here is one with "Cluster Bird's eye"
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  4. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Seattle
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
  5. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Here are some of my favorite quilt and burl tops from the Keith Roscoe stash......
     
  6. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Two of my favorite "cobalt blue" tops, including our own Arthur U. Poon's SKB 3006
     
  7. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Who's got that bubble maple blue Benevente- Hippiesandwich? Must post!
     
  8. Ari

    Ari

    Dec 6, 2001
    Don't bury that "old flamed maple top" yet!

    I think it can still look very nice...

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  9. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Frudua uses some of the coolest maple around:

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  10. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    You won't see grain like this on hardly any quilts.
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  11. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    This is one of my favorite basses, and being made from solid Bird'seye makes it all the more special.

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  12. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Seattle
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    Oh what the hell...

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    This stuff is solid btw - front to back figure in the wings, one piece
     
  13. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Al's bass is pretty intence quilt maple
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    This one isn't bad either

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  14. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
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  15. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
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  16. Sammy

    Sammy

    Aug 31, 2000
    SoCal
    Peacock Maple
     
  17. Jazzguy

    Jazzguy Banned

    May 3, 2004
    No body does maple like Ritter!
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  18. Sammy

    Sammy

    Aug 31, 2000
    SoCal
    with attachment, first file too large :eyebrow: