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Hi Sheldon. Take [u:2p4mzv6h]your[/u:2p4mzv6h] time. For my exotic SPJ I'm thinking burled walnut top, walnut neck, and walnut for the body, other than cosmetic reasons I feel this might be more the tone I'd like. You did mention alder being more resonant, but walnut is your mahogany replacement and I love ma hog L1K tone. To clarify, is mahogany an option on the exotics? I do have a few questions on your opinion regarding this. -How have the walnut/walnut bases sounded? Does a walnut neck on a walnut body Gain/Lose anything sound wise? (Sustain, depth, punch, mids, etc...) -Walnut or Alder body which has the faster/more powerful deep rhythmic kick you in the gut/punch you in the chest tone/speed/punch? -I like the woody tones from the mahogany. Would you get more of that from a walnut or alder body? -What are your thoughts? -Any advice and/or suggestions I will consider assuming I even have the option. Also could I have some photo's taken of it when it's done, I like your background/photo booth? And I'll be needing to post them everywhere to brag for awhile. Thank You Chad
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[quote="scutterflux":3523wc8s] For my exotic SPJ I'm thinking burled walnut top, walnut neck, and walnut for the body, other than cosmetic reasons I feel this might be more the tone I'd like. You did mention alder being more resonant, but walnut is your mahogany replacement and I love ma hog L1K tone. To clarify, is mahogany an option on the exotics? [/quote:3523wc8s] Mahogany is not an option. [quote="scutterflux":3523wc8s]-Walnut or Alder body which has the faster/more powerful deep rhythmic kick you in the gut/punch you in the chest tone/speed/punch?[/quote:3523wc8s] Walnut. [quote="scutterflux":3523wc8s]-I like the woody tones from the mahogany. Would you get more of that from a walnut or alder body?[/quote:3523wc8s] Woody is hard to quantify. They are both woody sounding. Alder being slightly more resonant and Walnut being slightly more solid. [quote="scutterflux":3523wc8s]-What are your thoughts? -Any advice and/or suggestions I will consider assuming I even have the option. [/quote:3523wc8s] You mentioned a preference for a faster, punch you in the gut response. Walnut is more in that direction. Go for the walnut.
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The ABZ finish is the bomb, IMO. Will the matte poly ABZ-type finish ever be available on the C bass? That's cheaper to do than a gloss finish, right? Mark
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[quote="guitarded":3qsdhrzu]The ABZ finish is the bomb, IMO. Will the matte poly ABZ-type finish ever be available on the C bass? That's cheaper to do than a gloss finish, right? Mark[/quote:3qsdhrzu] Wrong thread? :?
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":1o7bsejz][quote="scutterflux":1o7bsejz] For my exotic SPJ I'm thinking burled walnut top, walnut neck, and walnut for the body, other than cosmetic reasons I feel this might be more the tone I'd like. You did mention alder being more resonant, but walnut is your mahogany replacement and I love ma hog L1K tone. To clarify, is mahogany an option on the exotics? [/quote:1o7bsejz][/quote:1o7bsejz] Mahogany is not an option. Oops! I meant to type Walnut at the end of my first question. :oops: So It is an option on the super J, Sounds like it may be what' I want in more way than one. I'll move on to finish, and debate morodo vs that really nice rosewood board I had picked out, but there was also that really nice morodo baord, but I've alsways liked Rosewood Hmmm... This bass is going to Kick A$$ especially when you have hard deciscions like this to make.
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[quote="davio":yd5thcg5][quote="guitarded":yd5thcg5]The ABZ finish is the bomb, IMO. Will the matte poly ABZ-type finish ever be available on the C bass? That's cheaper to do than a gloss finish, right? Mark[/quote:yd5thcg5] Wrong thread? :?[/quote:yd5thcg5]yep. Mark
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Hi Scutterflux, Not sure how much it helps, but I've just received a new walnut ABII5-X top and it has no shortage of punch or low-mids. I used to have a mahogany ABII5 and it had slightly more of a scooped sound with brighter tops, but in practice, there's not a huge amount of difference between them. The other benefit is the walnut is far lighter, so your back will love you for it! :) Cheers, EG
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Thanks Evil Gus. I'm splitting hairs. It sounds like walnut and mahogany are somewhat in the same tone department, ie warm and punchy, which is good, not too big of a difference. I like tube rolling too. Too bad I can't roll wood:roll:lol
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