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1975 P Bass Alder or Ash?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass1975, Sep 13, 2008.


  1. Bass1975

    Bass1975

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hi,
    How do I tell if my bass is alder or ash wood?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:

    wood grain. ( ash has more grain_

    weight.
    ash tends to be heavier. (is your bass over 10 lbs?)
     
  3. Bass1975

    Bass1975

    Sep 13, 2008
    weighs about 9 lbs
     
  4. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Do you have a pic you could post? What color is it? If it's natural, it's probably ash.
     
  5. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Traditionally, Natural finished ones were ash, but solids or sunbursts were done in Alder. I don't know about the dark years of the Mid to late 70's though. Those were also the years of 'northern hard ash' as opposed to the lighter swamp ash that was much prized in the early Fender instruments.
     
  6. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    What are boat anchors made out of? :smug::p
     
  7. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Peavey T-40's...
     
  8. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Touche good man, touche
     

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