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Stupid question that has been bugging me...picture included.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rumblefisher, Oct 2, 2008.


  1. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Let's say a bass has a different back wood from its top wood, and the back wood is visible from the front at a contour (as seen in the picture), for example... is there a specific term for this? It can't be binding...so what is it? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. GregShadoan

    GregShadoan

    Sep 1, 2008
    Oregon
    Laminated?
     
  3. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    A laminated top is really a type of wood on top of a different wood so, yes, the picture is a laminate top. However, say you wanted to illustrate the point that the back wood is visible on the contours OF the laminate (without having to say so many words), does such a term exist?

    Thanks for the suggestion. :)
     
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Contour??
     
  5. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Maybe...I just thought a contour was a filed down part for ergonomic reasons: forearm contour, rib contour, etc.

    Maybe I'm thinkin zebra when I should be thinking horse...dunno.
     
  6. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    If it wasn't contoured you wouldn't see the main body wood, so it's the contour that is allowing it to be seen.

    so Contour.
     
  7. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    So what's the contour knob on an amp do then??? ;)
     
  8. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Blends two tones together so that one can be heard with the other?
     
  9. GregShadoan

    GregShadoan

    Sep 1, 2008
    Oregon
    Lami-toured :bag:
     
  10. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Very definitive stflbn :) thanks.
     
  11. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Lami-toured. Love it! I'm sure if anyone tried to say that over the phone, the other person would hang up.

    A: Hi, I'm looking for a bass, preferably lami-toured top.
    B: A what?
    A: Lami-toured top.
    B: I don't know what you are lami-saying. <Click>
     
  12. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    MMmmm....

    Tournadoes of Lamb......
     
  13. GregShadoan

    GregShadoan

    Sep 1, 2008
    Oregon
    I guess a picture being worth at least a thousand words, a few words to describe it properly woundn't be out of the question. Great looking bass by the way.
     
  14. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Yup. That Tobias is a real up-and-comer, he is...
     
  15. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    I'm not sure there is a single definitive word. You know what they say...a picture is worth a thousand words (okay, maybe only 10 in this case).
     
  16. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Mmmm...meat. :)
     
  17. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    He's been sucking off that family for too long!


    :hyper:
     
  18. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC Music. Warwick U.S. distribution, Ampeg distribution
    relief
     
  19. How about "layered"?

    In that case, I might call it "two-tone layered construction."

    "Laminated" doesn't seem quite right to me. I would say that word implies thin layers.
     
  20. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC Music. Warwick U.S. distribution, Ampeg distribution
    relief
     

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