Originally Posted by shrigg
Ash for the body! Swamp ash if possible to keep it light.
You can save money and build your own pre although it takes some doing: Stingray aftermarket 2 band pre
I would just keep an eye on the classifieds here, MM preamps come up for sale from time to time. That would be MUCH easier.
Thanks for the link i got a few Chips on order for this, as i think a few different ones were suggested. All the rest i should have in my kit and should have my own strip board. (my dream as a kid was to be a Silcoln Chip Designer, i did MicroElectronics what turned out to be computers!! oh well)
PS what sort of sizes, been trying to look up ash and im findish it in 2" think and 4" wide by 4' DIY Stingray 3EQ Preamp
Just a note for myself
Any other woods i see ASH is becoming in short supplie in the UK as we got some thing Killing the trees from Sweden or Norway!!