A friend of mine recently cut up some slabs from a HUGE eastern US sycamore tree (Platanus Occidentalis), large enough for about five (5!!!) double basses. Does anyone have expeirence with this specific type of US tree for basses (not to be confused with "sycamore" from the UK and Europe)? It looks beautiful and has been resawn already, drying for about four years. He mentioned that there is a noticeable difference in the taptone when the weather / humidity shifts. j.