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Re: New homebuilt bass day
« Reply #15 on: Time Format »

Thanks Peter!

     I never heard of Pale Moon Ebony before, but I will look into trying to get some of that for a guitar neck. I'll bet that is a sweet tonewood.

     Of course, leave it to a bass player to come up with a neck that has more than a two octave range, so guitar players will scratch their heads and go "Hmm, I think I need more range on my guitar now!"

Harley 8)

Got to compensate for all the 7 and even 8 string guitars out there  O0
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Hey Harley, a lot of ebony is blond or white or has pale streaks through it, seems (from what Peter said) that it's just the heartwood that is black?  That finger boards etc. are black is a "looks" thing and allot of the non-black wood is discarded (from an instrument perspective).  The colored wood should perform the same from a tone/feel/longevity perspective (is my understanding).

The streaked, or in my case side by side, ebony does perform the same as black ebony.
Full black ebony is getting rarer and more expensive, so the 'less pristine black' pieces are available on the marked now too, where previously they would ha fired up a workplace heater.

Planing it is a bit more challenging as the blond part is slightly softer than the black part, so various amounts of pressure during planing is needed to keep the surface nicely radiused.
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      What caught my eye with Peter's bass first was the fretboard. It really made my mind question what I was seeing, and made me wonder what I was looking at. Peter really lucked out with that particular piece because it looks like it could be a blend between two different kinds of wood. It's a great effect.

Harley 8)

Yes I did luck out with that piece, however I've seen it a couple of times before on other (bass)guitars.
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Whatever the reason, it's a great looking bass guitar

As far as 7 & 8 string guitars go, I know I'll never get into any 8 string, I've got my hands full with 6. Maybe I might try a 7 string, but I doubt I'd get into it myself. I'm happy to live with listening to other players play those.

As for a bass guitar, I would probably only go as far as a 5 string bass, just so I wouldn't have to deal with switching basses when I use drop tunings on the guitar.

Harley 8)
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That's one sexy bass!  :thumb-up:

+1  GREAT work, Peter!   :bow:
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That's one sexy bass!  :thumb-up:

+1  GREAT work, Peter!   :bow:
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