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mica

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« on: December 20, 2002, 12:57:44 PM »

Schedua has a cold, greenish cast to the wood. This piece has some gentle large flames, hard to see in the rough.

Edwin Hurwitz (edwin)

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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2002, 10:44:25 PM »
How much do you use Schedua? My '78 Series I is Schedua and is the only instrument made of that wood I have seen. It has some really nice flame or quilt or some such that would very beautiful with a refinish (it's horribly cracked, with spots missing, etc, but that's part of the charm of an old bass, I suppose!). I love the look and it doesn't  seem cold at all!
 
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2002, 12:21:31 PM »
I had a 77 Series I with a schedua top (SN 77-744) for a few months a couple of years ago.  Although the top was gorgeous, I never could get into the bass's dark tone, which was a primarily a function of the cherry core.  Each to their own...
 
You can see a picture of a bass with a schedua top similar to the one I owned here:
 
http://www.angelfire.com/ab2/bbarrett2/ALESTN.jpg
 

Dave Houck (davehouck)

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2002, 12:31:51 PM »
Wow; nice bass.  Thanks for posting that pic, Steve.

Michael Delacerda (dela217)

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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2002, 05:42:30 PM »
That is the same bass that can be seen under restoration in the Factory to Customer section.  It is under the thread called Progress.  GREAT bass!!!!

Dave Houck (davehouck)

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2002, 05:38:01 AM »
Thanks Michael; I didn't make the connection when I first saw it.  The pics in the Progress thread look even better.

mica

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2002, 04:27:46 PM »
It was pretty common in the mid and late seventies to find Schedua tops and backs. We don't use Schedua much at all these days except for some special models for Japan.  
 
The wood on Chris' bass is called beewing figure. It's hard to find these days.

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2004, 04:34:47 AM »
that is really nice i have never seen a bass with a schedua top before the link given abve for anglefire does not seem to work anymore i will look at the progress thread now though thanks

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2004, 06:48:45 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2004, 08:06:30 AM »
yeah thanks dave i found it earlier that is a great story i enjoyed watching the proggress i have read pretty much all the factory to customer section i love watching the basses and guitars evolve from a sketch and an idea to peices of art  
 
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2004, 05:26:50 PM »
Hey Mica.
Is there an upcharge for a schedua top?
Schedua doesn't come up in the custom qoute generator.
I'm starting to get some new ideas for my next custom.
Thanks.
Adam

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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2004, 11:56:06 AM »
The schedua pictured is not an additional charge. We don't use it very much on new builds, so I can understand that you're attracted to it for your next custom project.  
 
Rarely I can find pieces like the link above on Chris' bass. It's called bee wing figure and it's usually expensive.