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wich wood is this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by emielow, Oct 19, 2005.


  1. emielow

    emielow

    Jan 18, 2004
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    great bass, what is the wood of the body (not the top) ?
     
  2. Looks like flamed maple. But I'm usually wrong. :)
     
  3. primus_55

    primus_55

    Dec 28, 2004
    The back is flamed maple, the body looks to be..hmm

    Thats a hard one. My guess is splated maple, any other pics of it?
     
  4. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Looks like a deeply grained swamp ash to my eyes. But I'm no expert.
     
  5. the_home

    the_home Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    I'd maybe second the 'dark grained ash' guess...

    might be walnut, though... not too much to judge from. :meh:
     
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    The core wood looks to be black limba (body shape looke to be a Benavente. If so it probably is. Chris uses that wood a lot)...

    The cap wood is flamed maple most likely.. Isn't that particular type of figuring (lateral streaking) called "fiddleback"?
     
  7. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Body is black limba/korina. The top..err.. bottom is obviously flamed maple.
     
  8. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Black Limba on the body for sure, and I'm going to throw out there that the back of the bass may be Flamed Myrtle. The figuring of that bass looks just like the top of my MTD 535 which is Flamed Myrtle.
     
  9. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    It's definatly flame maple.
     
  10. ii-v

    ii-v

    Mar 27, 2005
    SLC, UT
    Korina body with figured Anigre cap is my guess.
     
  11. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    The body is most deffinantly black limba, the back could be flammed maple and prolly is, but it could also be anigre, or even a few others. Maple is the easiest flame figure to find, and prolly cheapest of them as well, so more than likely thats what it is.
     
  12. Benavente

    Benavente

    Aug 14, 2002
    Oregon
    That back is flamed anigre. Good call.
     
  13. I am not sure about the back wood. 3 options come to mind but there maybe others, Maple, Myrtle and sycamore.

    Matthew
     
  14. emielow

    emielow

    Jan 18, 2004
    i mean the wood of the body itself, not the backwood, seems like flamed/quilted maple to me, but i mean the wood 'under' it.

    it's black limba?
     
  15. Benavente

    Benavente

    Aug 14, 2002
    Oregon
    The body is black Limba.
     
  16. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I don't know about that... you sure?!? ;)

    Hey Chris!
     
  17. Benavente

    Benavente

    Aug 14, 2002
    Oregon
    Hey james.
     
  18. Bull44

    Bull44

    Dec 13, 2004
    Maine
    I belive it is.
     
  19. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    LOL..hilarious..people still guessing after Chris gave the answer...ROTFL.