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Show your quilted/flamed tops!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jan 19, 2003.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Everyone else was doin' it! :D
    Quilted maple.
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Another one. Quilted Walnut.
     
  3. alembicfive

    alembicfive

    Jan 17, 2003
    USA
    Here are mine. The 5-string is a Carvin B5 and the 6-string is a Dean Edge Q

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  4. My Hanewinckel Artist Ceres 6-string ( the one in my Avatar ) by Hanewinckel Guitars ( http://www.hguitars.com/ )

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    That top has tremendous depth do it.

    - Dave
     
  5. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Man, the top on that Hanie looks as though you could stick your finger through it.
     
  6. Yeah, it's like a hologram. It has more depth than any top I've ever seen in person.

    That instrument used to be Pete Hanewinckel's personal bass. He let me borrow it to record some Bach stuff in 1999. That was about 6 months after I first tried it out at Pete's place. I had found his web site when it first came up at Harmony Central's What's New page. I noticed that he was local so I decided to check one out. That bass just blew me away. The action and playability were incredible and is sounds as good as it looks. ( http://www.jsbach.net/bass/1004-courante-070899.mp3 )

    I asked Pete if he would sell it to me but since it was his personal bass, he didn't want to sell it. Eventually, I ordered my first 7-string from him:

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    About a year ago, I think, he made himself a new personal bass and asked if I wanted to buy his old one. He gave me a good used price on it so I jumped on it. About 6 months ago, he also decided to build himself a new fretless so I bought his old 6-string fretless too.

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    I've got 4 Hanie's now! :D

    - Dave
     
  7. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Here's Soybases's Eshenbaugh.
     
  8. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Not quite so red in real life, flash pics...

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  9. Flamed Spalted Maple
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    Quilted Maple
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    Quilted Maple
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    Flamed Koa
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  10. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Jeff, for some reason, I'm finding it VERY hard to like you right now.
     
  11. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    That is the most beautiful top I have ever seen on a bass. I am a sucker for spalted maple, and the flame in there just pushes it over the edge.
     
  12. :D

    I feel pretty fortunate to own these basses. They are all keepers.

    Thanks.

    Roger really came through on that bass. It was the first spalted top he has made. It took me awhile to talk him into it and then he looked for 6 months before he felt he found a top he was happy with. It's more stunning in person and plays like a dream.
     
  13. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    My Salas
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    DM
     
  14. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Although it may not count yet, I plan on making something with this as well as a lot of other equally beautiful (and hopefully thicker) wood.
     
  15. arcopizz

    arcopizz Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2002
    Arizona
    Dave, I had a Bossa OB6 that was nice, but that quilt on your Hanie is, hands down the perdiest I've ever seen! This one is of my Fretless Roscoe SKB3006. (I have to put each Jpeg in it's own post as they are too big to be posted together) Thois one is flamed/quilt/burl Redwood;
     
  16. arcopizz

    arcopizz Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2002
    Arizona
    This is my fretted SKB3006;
    Burl myrtle top and back. Spalted purpleheart fretboard;
     
  17. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    It's not mine yet, still in the process of being made.
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=707442">

    This is mine.
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=754737">
     
  18. arcopizz

    arcopizz Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2002
    Arizona
    This pic isn't as good as the Roscoe's but shows a little bit of the quilt.
     
  19. Thanks, glad you liked my Hanie. I have more pics at:

    http://www.unpronounceable.com/images/hanewinckel/

    Some are mine, some aren't.

    I like your Roscoe pics. I've always admired those instruments although I've never tried one. If I wasn't so attached to Hanewinckels, I'd probably look into Roscoes.

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    - Dave
     
  20. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I like it better in its natural state.

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