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Which Top??????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GrooveWarrior, Sep 25, 2005.

Which Top?

Poll closed Oct 2, 2005.
  1. Goncalo Alves

    46 vote(s)
  2. Spalted Beech

    51 vote(s)
  3. Wenge

    29 vote(s)
  4. Zebra

    19 vote(s)
  1. This is a body shape I designed and I am having it built for me. I already have the maple neck and the pickups/electronics and hardware. Help me decide which one to use!!!

    Big thanks to TB'er full_bleed for photoshopping these based on only a drawing!! He is good!!!!
    Goncalo Alves
    Spalted Beech

    Vote Now!

    Just so you know, the Goncalo Alves, Spalted Beech, and Zebra will have a wenge accent strip under it. The Wenge top will have a maple accent strip under it.
  2. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I personally like the contrast of the Wenge. What body wood are you using?
  3. It will the the top, 1/16" accent strip, then a nice big chunk of genuine cuban mahogany. It is a bolt on neck as well.
  4. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  5. full_bleed


    May 27, 2005
    No problem. I had a lot of fun making them, and I learned a coulple things in the process. Where can I find out more about Chris Hoops or Seanachie Instruments?
  6. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    did someone call? i heard " Genuine Cuban Mahogany"!
    I like the goncalo alves myself- the bass looks like its going to be great!
  7. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Spalted Beech :)
  8. That's great!!!! The mahogany has been air drying for right at 50 years!!!! I can't wait.
  9. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    Goncalo Alves, definately. Speaking of old, air dried mahogany, I just aquired a piece for free (that's right) that has been air drying in an attic for 40 years. The thing is a good 12 feet long by 8" * 3/4". :D
  10. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Voted for the Spalted Beech but Goncalo Alves would come second for me.
  11. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    guess i'll vote for zebra ...:D

    here's my zebra / koa body and neck ...

    Attached Files:

  12. PM sent. If anybody else wants some information, let me know. This could be a good chance to get in before he is famous and swamped! ;)
  13. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I voted wenge because i love black/maple stuff
  14. That is beautiful. Very nice. I love how the grain is at an angle.
  15. You know, I was leaning toward the spalted beech, but the more I look at that wenge, the more I like it. Plus I realize that there will be a lot more variation in the beech than in the wenge, and I may not end up with a piece that nice.
  16. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    +1 That will look great in contrast to the Mahogany body. Also, the spalting contrasts nicely with the clean looking maple neck without getting the body too dark. However, all the wood choices look nice to me.... pure personal choice!
  17. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    It was between the spalted beech and zebra, i went for spalted beech, :) looks nice.
  18. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    oh, yeah.. well, I have been air drying for about 48 years, so..
    i would vote for beech as a close second-
    here is a pic of a spalted beech Skjold that i sold a while back, originally belonged to Basso Gruvitas-
    for more pics ...
  19. Adrian, that is beautiful. You aren't making my decision any easier!
  20. Spalted Beech to me.....:)