Post Number: 358
|Posted on Monday, March 08, 2010 - 10:21 am: |
One question. I'm starting to write down the specs I want for my custom bass, but then one thing came to mind. It will be an Exploiter (shaped like my old Spoiler, not like the new ones that are being made like Alan's), but I want a cocobolo top. I was looking at the woodcase section, to have an idea, and I noticed that the wood planks are not very big. That made me wonder... Is that size wide enough to make a top and back for an Exploiter? I don't want it bookmatched to center, just bookmatched. From looking, it seems right there on the size, but if someone can confirm that for me, it would be awesome.
This is the Exploiter shape I'm talking about:
Not this one:
They appear to have the same size, just a longer top horn on the Entwistle replica. Is that correct? Or is the Replica bigger and different in other aspects?
Post Number: 6633
|Posted on Monday, March 08, 2010 - 4:19 pm: |
We have wide Coco Bolo available. I don't put the wide boards in the "general population" since they need to be reserved for projects that need the extra width.
There are a lot of differences in the body shapes. I'll whip up a quick tracing of the templates to demonstrate later on.
Post Number: 359
|Posted on Monday, March 08, 2010 - 4:24 pm: |
Thanks for the quick answer, Mica.
Ok, I'll wait for the quick tracing for a good comparison.
Just out of curiosity, do you remember ever building a Cocobolo Exploiter? If so, any chance of having a picture around to show?
Post Number: 6634
|Posted on Monday, March 08, 2010 - 5:24 pm: |
We have made 'em, and when I run across a photo I'll update this thread.
Here's a quick tracing of the two templates for comparison. You can see there's a lot of differences: