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Show me your one-wood basses (pics)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by terribilino, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    I got this used Leduc Pad 4 about 4 months ago, and from what I've been reading in this forum there aren't that many basses which use just one wood for the body, neck and fretboard. This one's all padauk. I'm a relatively new player, so I was wondering if there is any advantage to just having just one kind of wood, or is it just a 'gimmick'?

    And how many of you have a bass with the body, neck and fretboard all of the same kind of wood? Pics would be great.

    Here are few pics of mine - sorry about the colour variation: I'm too tired to play with the white balance.



  2. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Noyce, the flush inlet knobs are a neat trick.
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I would say that the answer to your question is neither. It's not a gimmick, but there are no advantages to it either. I haven't read up on that brand of bass, but if they are CLAIMING that there is an advantage, now THAT is a gimmick.

    Edit to add: That's a sweet bass.
  4. Bassgrinder77

    Bassgrinder77 Banned

    Jan 23, 2009
    They're glued together so they're one wood now.
  5. mrtn400


    Dec 6, 2008
    Carmichael, CA
    You're kidding, right?
  6. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    The man knows his Genesis.

    'Therefore shall a wood leave its tree, and shall cleave unto another wood: and they shall be one wood.'

    I'm quoting from memory, so I may be off a bit.. ;)

    Wicked bass, btw.
  7. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I thought of a Ric too but then I remembered the stringer and fingerboard.
  8. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    yeah, the fingerboard doesn't look maple to me :D

    Some Ritters are built literally out of one piece of wood, but even so the fingerboard is usually another piece of material.
  9. Maple.


  10. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    The fretboard too?
  11. I think that particular fretboard's ebony - but the rest is maple.
  12. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    This one is all maple- it gives it great brightness, sustain & weight



  13. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    The Ripper was all maple as wel

  14. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    Is that a whammy bar I see in the second shot??!
  15. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    They don't look very user friendly though.
  16. Mikio


    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    he doesn't mean ONE PIECE BASSES, he means basses made with only ONE TYPE OF WOOD
  17. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    You'd be surprised. Your middle finger fits nicely into that hole, and you just ease it this way or that. No big deal.

    Here it is from another angle:


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