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Beech as a tone wood

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


  1. Bassdude15

    Bassdude15

    Feb 26, 2013
    Nashville
    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

    M0ses

    Sep 11, 2009
    Eastern Wisconsin
    If you put it up to your ear you can hear the ocean.
     
  3. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    It looks great, therefore, it sounds great.

    Tone is highly visual...
     
  4. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    If it pleases you aesthetically go for it. It is going to sound like an Alembic.
     
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  6. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

    Oct 18, 2012
    Houston Tx
    Answer: like an alembic.

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

    Bassdude15

    Feb 26, 2013
    Nashville
    I can't decide between a Triple Omega and Darling body shape.
    Any opinions?:bassist:
     
  8. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    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?
     
  9. Bassdude15

    Bassdude15

    Feb 26, 2013
    Nashville
    Yes…. but Ive been saving up so...:)
     



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