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Yet another nordstrand related decision...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rusty, Nov 20, 2004.


  1. Rosewood pup covers

    13 vote(s)
    16.3%
  2. Rosewood pup covers with exposed poles

    23 vote(s)
    28.8%
  3. Matching koa pup covers

    25 vote(s)
    31.3%
  4. What wood?? Plastic all the way!

    19 vote(s)
    23.8%
  1. rusty

    rusty

    Mar 29, 2004
    Singapore
    Hey guys!,

    Here's a $150 question :D Which one do you think looks better on the bass?

    Rosewood pup covers
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    or


    Matching koa pup covers?
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  2. r379

    r379

    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    I like the rosewood. I think the rose wood breaks it up and makes it more interesting visually. Just my opinion.
     
  3. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    I like the Koa, but have the knobs be Rosewood. To be honest, both ways look really good, so it's hard to go wrong.
     
  4. Although they both look good, I would go for the rosewood.
     
  5. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Both look good but Id go with exposed poles either way.
     
  6. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I like the rosewood. It adds contrast IMO.
     
  7. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    hey! that's good ! I'm getting matching pup covers, but i wonder if i should get an extra set of birdseye covers for when i am in the mood for contrast.
    dunno, man - looks good both ways!
     
  8. pistoleroace

    pistoleroace

    Sep 13, 2002
    WI
    I'd say break up the pattern with Rosewood.
     
  9. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    What he said!
     
  10. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    +1
     
  11. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    What about Rosewood covers and knobs to go with the Rosewood fingerboard?
     
  12. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass

    Hey man, you just gave me the idea of adding the maple covers to my order. Do it, just do it.
     
  13. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    BTW - I'd vote for the rosewoods for that top. Nice.
     
  14. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yup, Rosewood covers and knobs would be the way to go. Otherwise it just looks like a big wash. The contrast would make the Koa pop out more as well.
     
  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'd go with the rosewood p/u covers and rosewood control knobs.
     
  16. +1

    I have ebony covers and knobs on my Nordie. I also have the exposed poles.

    Congrats on yours - Carey is an outstanding craftsman.

    Jeff
     
  17. rusty

    rusty

    Mar 29, 2004
    Singapore
    Thanks for the input guys!
    I'm not too clear on the status of the knobs though... I've ordered them in koa already, but I don't know if the order's been processed by Roger yet.
     
  18. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    ...gotta say that whole "stealth" look of matching koa covers & knobs is beautiful. I dig it.
     
  19. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Rosewood makes for the better contrast and still makes the top the main focus of the bass...aesthetically speaking. ;)
     
  20. BassFiddle63

    BassFiddle63

    Oct 4, 2002
    Oklahoma
    I dig the all Koa look but would maybe go with exposed poles.

    No contest on the Rosewood either but the Koa just strikes my fancy.