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Musicman Sub USA body wood

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jgk, Jan 7, 2014.


  1. jgk

    jgk

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    Does anyone know what those Musicman Sub basses were made out of?

    Not talking about the sterling brand ones, but the ones they made in USA for a little while and then got discontinued.

    I'm thinking about buying a used one and the seller doesn't know either.
     
  2. mcnach

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    I think they were poplar or basswood. Nearly sure it was poplar.
    Someone else will come with the definitive answer soon.
     
  3. uOpt

    uOpt Supporting Member

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  4. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

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    IIRC, it was poplar - they don't seem to exhibit the softness that usually comes along with basswood...


    - georgestrings
     
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  6. meatwad

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  7. bassphreak

    bassphreak Supporting Member

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    I believe its poplar too.
     
  8. johnson79

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    I've heard a number of times they were poplar.
     
  9. truckin88

    truckin88 Supporting Member

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  10. JellinWellen

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    If it holds the bass together, then yes. Thats about all different woods are good for.

    IMO: poplar is a great wood, and cheap as hell at that.
     
  11. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    We have a winner by "Poplar" opinion :D

    http://www.music-man.com/specs/instruments_sub.html
     
  12. spufman

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    Poplar is great sounding is slightly soft, in my experience.
     
  13. bassmachine2112

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    Poplar or it,s other name which I like is Tulipwood
     

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