Post Number: 87
|Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2006 - 3:38 am: |
Given that cocobolo is Alembic's "house wood," I'd love to see the factory offer it in a spalted version. Now I don't care much for the spalted stuff I've seen of other woods, but check out the top on this bass: LEJ 6 string Spalted Cocobola. http://www.thelowend.net/thelowend/index.htm
Post Number: 1070
|Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2006 - 3:42 am: |
Looks like sapwood to me, not spalting. Nice enough whatever it's called ...
Post Number: 834
|Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2006 - 7:07 am: |
I'm with Adriaan. The lighter colored section is sapwood. Beautiful chunk of wood though.
Post Number: 94
|Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2006 - 10:37 am: |
i third that motion.. beautiful, but sapwood. it is interesting that the non-sapwood part has an almost ziricotian (yes i made that word up) feel to it as far as grain overlapping and having dark outlines on certain sections.
(Message edited by bigideas on October 03, 2006)
Post Number: 242
|Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2006 - 10:52 am: |
I got to play a Lake Placid blue 4 string at a guitar show in Charlotte. These basses are fantastic and sound great. That pre amp is very sensitive,smooth,growly and it's not clacky sounding like some active pre's are. I played through one of their Low End bass pre-amps( they have a desk top and rackmount versions), which has minimal controls and sounds great. Go to the link above for their web site and look for them under amplifiers. Good stuff!
Post Number: 409
|Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2006 - 12:40 pm: |
I like that a lot.
I appear to be in a 'zircotian' frame of mind.
You are most 'zircotian', sir!
She protested with 'zircotian' emphasis!
Post Number: 221
|Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - 7:48 am: |
A picture of spalted coco:
Post Number: 1682
|Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - 12:26 pm: |
Why do you think the piece from Hawaii is spalted?
Post Number: 222
|Posted on Saturday, October 07, 2006 - 5:43 pm: |
He purchased the wood from www.exoticwoodbrokers.com , and I am still tempted to buy some for my next project.
Why would you assume the wood comes from Hawaii just because he lives there? I live in FL and Amboyna comes from Asia. Did you think I have a tree out back? ;)
(Message edited by lidon2001 on October 07, 2006)
Post Number: 1694
|Posted on Saturday, October 07, 2006 - 8:16 pm: |
I meant the piece that is currently in Hawaii, not that the tree grew there. It certainly might just be there on vacation. (I wish I was).