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Zircote Tops

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, Oct 5, 2008.


  1. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Ziricote is my second favorite top wood (after buckeye burl), but I rarely see basses with ziricote tops around here. When it has sapwood in it, it has a really awesome look to it.

    If anyone has any pics of zircote-topped basses, post 'em here.

    Here are my current six-string and my old fretless four-string Elricks that have ziricote tops:
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    Here's a Divinity Oracle (Benavente) with a ziricote top and knobs and pickup covers:
    CIMG5540.

    And here's a Warwick I've found with one. No sapwood, but it still looks very nice:
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  2. I had a Taylor acoustic for a short time with Ziricote sides and back. Awesome looking grain.
     
  3. 82Daion

    82Daion

    Nov 14, 2006
    43085
    Not the greatest picture, but here's an Alembic with a ziricote top:

    ziricote.
     
  4. Justin Beck

    Justin Beck

    Jan 27, 2007
    Arlington, TX
    Here is a Roscoe Century Signature 6 with a ziricote top and fretboard. Pictures are from the Blueberry Hill Bass website.

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  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Wow- I'll take that Roscoe!
     
  6. Son of Magni

    Son of Magni

    May 10, 2005
    NH
    Builder: ThorBass
    Wow, a single cut design I actually like. That's awesome!
     
  7. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    +1, the Ziricote looks nice under gloss.

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  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I think that all of the darker brown woods like ziricote, cocobolo, walnut, etc., look better under a gloss top. It helps bring out the normally subtle differences between the browns and the blacks.
     
  9. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Wow, amazing Roscoe, and that 6 is killer Brian!!!! Is that new?
     
  10. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
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    LS449_1.

    Jean Baudins Pacman 9 String
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  11. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    New for me- got it used a month or two ago.

    That's crazy. Very nice.
     
  12. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    yeah, I love the Q tuner in there too. The whole look of that bass fits together well IMO.
     

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