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SHOW YOUR BUCKEYE!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by johans, Aug 31, 2005.


  1. johans

    johans G.U.I - Groovin' under influence

    Oct 28, 2004
    the Bay Area, CA
    hey guys,

    im waiting for my buckeye-topped bass to arrive .. i have been GASSING for buckeye tops for a LONG time .. any bass is cool show us, your buckeye, or at least some basses with buckeye that looks killer :)

    thankss
     
  2. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    This is a cool Buckeye bass in that it's the earliest one that I know of and still the one that I consider to have begun the Buckeye craze:

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    This picture appeared on the Fodera site around 1997-98 and many people went crazy trying to capture a similar vibe.
     
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    My Elrick e-vo five has a very nice buckeye top.
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    And for something a little different, my old Hill Custom had a fiddleback buckeye top...it came from the log of the buckeye tree (horse chestnut) rather than the burl. Larry of Gallery Hardwoods said that it's rare to find nice figuring in the log.
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    Buckeye is still my favorite top wood by far, although I think it usually looks better when you can see the neck blank to contrast the busy-ness of it.
     
  4. My Sei bass with a white[er] buckeye rather than the green blue you often see.
     
  5. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'm waiting for mine, too. It's currently on hold with The Groove Shoppe:

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  6. FunkSlap89

    FunkSlap89

    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    Buckeye is ugly in a very, very, beautiful way! :)

    Severe gas from this thread...
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Not mine but a nice piece of buckeye!!

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    Almost went with a buckeye top on my Stambaugh.. Maybe the next one..

    ;)
     
  8. johans

    johans G.U.I - Groovin' under influence

    Oct 28, 2004
    the Bay Area, CA
    haha :p

    why not
     
  9. I've always liked this Spector

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  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    none of these are mine.

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  11. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    That second one isn't buckeye, but it sure is beautiful!
     
  12. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    Very nice!
     
  13. johans

    johans G.U.I - Groovin' under influence

    Oct 28, 2004
    the Bay Area, CA
    yeap :)

    i almost bought that from bassnw before then .. i went to benavente
     
  14. [​IMG]
    Brutus... The Ohio State Buckeye ;)


    ~Ryan
     
  15. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Oh yeah! Go Bucks! :D
     
  16. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Are typically nice, but they can't drive for sheee-ought. Sorry Tom. It's true.

    W
     
  17. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Have you driven in New York, or Chicago? :p
     
  18. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    And, praise Jesus, I never will! :D
     
  19. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    oh, yeah I completely just got too excited about it and posted it...

    ...or boston?
     
  20. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
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