Beech as a tone wood

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

  1. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
    Hey all, Im considering ordering an Alembic. I like the look of spalted beech for a top&back, but what are its tonal qualities?

  2. M0ses

    M0ses Supporting Member

    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
    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


    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


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


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