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RE: Woodsong Plinths - Wenge1 - 2012-04-13 23:23
(2012-04-11 23:18)Gaius: Trade tiger paw Wrote:.(2012-04-11 18:24)Dr_Eddie Wrote: Oooh, hit me. That is so gorgeous Mark, its just crying out "marry me with Khan " for sure.
It will be a marriage without the need for a pre-nup. The darker plinths go superbly with the Khan. My own Wenge plinth (which on the dark side even for Wenge) looks fantastic alongside my Khan. I have started to hit myself, as per Dr Eddie's instructions, just to see if it changes my perspective on the whole Khan / dark wood aesthetics thing. No, that didn't work, it still looks fantastic. By the way, I'm not sure a Dr should be advocating self harming. If he continues to recommend such drastic remedies I shall seriously consider reporting him to ethics subcommittee of the Under Cover Blues Agents Society .
RE: Woodsong Plinths - Dr_Eddie - 2012-04-14 09:03
Such draconian action may not be required Wenge, the only reason I shouted "hit me" was I thought I was dreaming and wanted to be awake instead.
If I'd seen this plinth at Peters, I think I may have fallen............................awake or dreaming,
Its a stunner.
RE: Woodsong Plinths - Gaius - 2012-04-14 10:10
Thanks guys, Derek is building the player Sunday, will look very cool with Khan & Aro.
RE: Woodsong Plinths - shoot6x7 - 2012-04-14 14:33
(2012-03-29 04:46)Cymbiosis Wrote: Ricardo was fine cueing up his Aro when I fitted it over last weekend FYI.
Got some nice photo books there too ....
RE: Woodsong Plinths - ThomasOK - 2012-04-14 15:43
(2012-04-14 10:10)Gaius: Trade tiger paw Wrote: Thanks guys, Derek is building the player Sunday, will look very cool with Khan & Aro.
That is indeed a lovely plinth. What kind of wood is it? (I can't tell if it is dark Rosewood, some version of Ebony or something else.)
I really love plinths with a fair bit of contrast in the wood. Chris made a Cocobolo plinth early on that I have photos of that had a bit of very light, cream colored wood at the front armboard corner contrasting with the usual dark red and very dark brown figuring - it was a real stunner.
RE: Woodsong Plinths - FangfossFlyer - 2012-04-14 16:49
There are some really great looking plinths out there and it really makes me think of upgrading especialy if there are sound quality improvements.
The thing is that I am going to sound dead boring as my kit is all black on a "black on black" Fraim with piano black gloss speakers in a contemporary decor so I really need to be black ash or piano black gloss.
Well when, if, I have the next upgrade to my LP12 then I may well go for a new plinth.
But in the mean time I will keep looking at these great photos.
RE: Woodsong Plinths - Gaius - 2012-04-14 17:32
(2012-04-14 15:43)ThomasOK Wrote:(2012-04-14 10:10)Gaius: Trade tiger paw Wrote: Thanks guys, Derek is building the player Sunday, will look very cool with Khan & Aro.
It is a kind of ebony, bit of a one off I think from Chris, I agree the highish contrast is a nice feature, the thing also has such depth but the photo cannot do it full justice.
RE: Woodsong Plinths - ThomasOK - 2012-04-14 17:34
(2012-04-14 16:49)FangfossFlyer Wrote: There are some really great looking plinths out there and it really makes me think of upgrading especialy if there are sound quality improvements.
I'd have to say that IMHO one of the mostly black Ebony plinths, but with a bit of slightly lighter color in the grain, would still fit with your decor but provide some added visual interest to the LP12 (as is fitting for the source).
RE: Woodsong Plinths - Sencha - 2012-04-14 18:37
Mark's plinth looks like Macassar ebony, and a peach of a one at that! I'm sure Chris will advise on the correct wood type when he has a chance.
I'm currently waiting on a Gaboon ebony one which is mostly black but with fine grey streaking throughout. Seeing the finish on that lovely Macassar one has got me looking forward to it all the more. Ah well, only a couple of months to wait now.
RE: Woodsong Plinths - Chris H - 2012-04-14 18:51
Mark's plinth is a wood called African Ebony, from somewhere in Africa. Gaboon Ebony is called such, as that is the port where it is exported from. Actually, the Gaboon I have right now is more accurately, West African Ebony, but... Gaboon.. different than Marks Ebony. The Gaboon has faint grey streaks, and the black is a little blacker, and more opaque. Marks Ebony is not as black, with blonde and red streaks, and the black is more translucent with a shimmery quality. Figure in Ebony is delicate, subtle.. Most all Ebony I like.
Gregg's plinth up above, is Tineo, another beautiful wood which I wish was more available. It is very unfriendly in the curing process, likes to check badly while drying, so is not a widely available commercial wood. When it is dry, it is very stable, and very pretty.
I am working on another kind of black plinth, the first ones will be finishing in early Summer.