To birdsye or not to birdseye? That is the question.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Limo, Oct 8, 2005.

Birdseye or not?

Poll closed Oct 15, 2005.
  1. birdseye

  2. not birdseye

  3. Who cares???

  1. Why do you even have to ask - birdseye fingerboard!

    The real question is nice birdseye or run-of-the-mill non-symmetrical birdseye? Only then is the original question valid.
  2. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    I'd have to say the Birdseye is looking better in those pics, I voted for it.
  3. jivetkr


    May 15, 2002
    NJ question...birdseye all the way.
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

  5. i dont understand, isnt beauty in the eye of the beholder? SImply put, get what you like... make sense? You wouldnt ask us which women you should be dating, karen or jenny.... So you shouldnt have to ask us which fingerboard you want to be pressing.

    Personally I would go with neither and get rosewood ;)
  6. ...sounds like a topic for the HC bass forum!
  7. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Birdseye, you big silly.
  8. John Coxtosen

    John Coxtosen Music Geek/Bass Nerd

    May 25, 2005
    Duluth, MN
  9. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    I prefer the subtle flame of quartersawn maple.
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  11. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Acrylic Impregnated Sliced Carrots.

    {but if that's not practical, Birdseye, or SWEET bookmatched Flamed maple!!!}
  12. Limo


    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    Thanks a lot you guys for your input, it helps me to decide what to get. I'm having Anthony Valenti build a bass that's black with maple fretboard and just couldn't decide which one to get. I think I'll get the birdseye:)
  13. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound
    Hey Limo.. Birdseye please! :)
  14. Birseye!
    I don't regret mine on my F......
  15. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    oh, no!! birdseye is ugly !! :spit:

    ( another excuse to obnoxiously post a pic of my bass )
  16. vacman


    Mar 8, 2004
    portland, or
    birdseye,duh. Not to derail this but that is the Sweetest looking F bass I have ever seen!
  17. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings

    Seriously. Do you need to ask any more questions?
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Personally, I like it plain. Call me wierd. :)