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Beech as a tone wood

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassdude15, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Bassdude15

    Bassdude15

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    Hey all, Im considering ordering an Alembic. I like the look of spalted beech for a top&back, but what are its tonal qualities?

    Thanks,
    Bassdude15
  2. M0ses

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    If you put it up to your ear you can hear the ocean.
  3. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

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    It looks great, therefore, it sounds great.

    Tone is highly visual...
  4. Hopkins

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    If it pleases you aesthetically go for it. It is going to sound like an Alembic.
  5. JellinWellen

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    Answer: like an alembic.

    If they can make great sounding guitars out of acrylic, graphite, And CF you should be fine with your beech.
  6. Bassdude15

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    I can't decide between a Triple Omega and Darling body shape.
    Any opinions?:bassist:
  7. Beej

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    Spalted wood tends to be soft, but the bridge mount will probably not be directly to the soft top on an Alembic. :) You know dey spensive, right?
  8. Bassdude15

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    Yes…. but Ive been saving up so...:)

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