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Username: mica

Post Number: 3408
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 - 3:26 pm:   Edit Post

Here's the piece of Coco Bolo that Chip selected for your bass:
orangey coco bolo

The area he's got in mind is highlighted here:
the right spot

It will look a little more rich with finish, but it's low-contrast and got good general orange color. Hope you like it!
Username: babinko

Post Number: 4
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 8:24 am:   Edit Post

I like the area that he has highlighted, but its hard for me to visualize what the woods color and look will be like when finished?
Username: valvil

Post Number: 922
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2006 - 4:29 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Brad,

this would look kinda light orange when finished.

Coming at it from the other direction, is there a coco bolo instrument that struck you as being particularly beautiful? If so, we can see if we have anything that looks similar to it.

Username: babinko

Post Number: 5
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2006 - 5:57 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Valentino,
Thanks for the fast reply, I will send you a couple of Jpegs of what I am looking as far as color and contrast for this project. Take a look at them and get back with me and let me know what you think.
Thanks Brad
Brads Custom Coco Bolo jpegs
Brads Custom Coco Bolo Jpeg
Brads Custom Coco Bolo Jpegs

(Message edited by davehouck on July 10, 2006)
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Username: lothartu

Post Number: 151
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 9:51 am:   Edit Post

First off congrats Brad!

Second, I read your post above and I just wanted to chime in about using jpegs (or really just about any image format) to communicate the idea of color.

In a nutshell, every computer monitor is different and the actual color that a monitor displays is up for grabs. Unless you have a true pro computer monitor that is correctly color calibrated and you use special file formats that preserve all color info and the person on the other end has the same quality pro calibrated monitor setup then you're out of luck. Now figure different video cards in and it gets really complicated. Unless you've got a monitor like the guys at Pixar use then all bets are off.

If you pull up those pictures on any two different monitors and put the two computers side by side I'll guarantee that one will look very red and the other will look much more orange in comparison.

I just wanted to point this out because I wouldn't want there to be the possibility of a miscommunication about your desired tint of coco bolo between you and the fine folks at Alembic.

Personally I don't think that it's possible to get coco bolo in any color other than "georgeous" but that's just my opinion. :-)

- Jim
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 59
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006 - 6:45 am:   Edit Post

have to agree with you Jim about all coco bolo being beautiful!
Monitor wise, I use a 21" dell with a sony trinitron tube set at 1600x1200 and an ATI radeon 9800 Pro video card 128 Mb.
The last pic of the coco bolo looks exactly like the coco bolo on Jacko's Rogue-absolutely gorgeous. Maybe I'm lucky to have the monitor set up well, and what I think is a great monitor. I swapped it 2 years ago when I had a dell 15" flat panel-no money changed hands, and this one was used for doing serious drawings on Autocad by an Architect company (they change them every year) so it had to be top spec. Even for gaming(which I don't do much of at all!) it seems to give the true colours of most things. Even the pic in my profile of my Series 1, looks just as it REALLY is under good light. What am I trying to say?-maybe it's--TRUST the masters at Alembic!!-They won't put you wrong if you've specified what you are looking for. Secondly, spend a few bucks and stay with the "old" CRT screens for better pics. I've NEVER regretted the change.
My $0.02

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Username: lothartu

Post Number: 153
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post

I have a "boat anchor" 21" Trinitron too George for exactly the same reason. I had a Dell 19" flat panel that I sent back the next day because the colors were so bad. I just can't stand not having a monitor that shows excellent color. Mine is a little worse for wear and the color isn't as good as it was in it's prime but I think it will be a long time before I switch from a high quality CRT monitor.

- Jim
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Username: mdrdvp

Post Number: 189
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 4:41 am:   Edit Post

Excuse me for interupting. I still have pictures of the bass in the middle, the EVH 5 string that is. If you look at the trussrod cover, you'll see some lights reflecting in it. So the color of the bass is a bit different. In fact, the lighting effect has been created with a christmas tree. A cheap plastic one to be honest :-) So here's a more real picture of the coco bolo. Still nice though.


Username: babinko

Post Number: 6
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 7:59 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Vallintino,
Here is another shot of a top wood I like!Top Wood

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