Advice on body wood - London Plane/Sycamore

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Dominic Heynderickx, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Good morning
    first time poster in this subforum, and already a question/request for advice.

    The bass-parts-shop has a 5 string bass body made of London plane-wood (I believe you in the US call it Sycamore).

    Can somebody advice which sound I can expect (ash, alder, maple, plastic,...)?

    Thanks already and looking forward to your suggestions/explanations!
  2. Camaro


    Sep 25, 2013
    Germany, NRW
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  3. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    It’s always my favorite when a question about the effects of different woods on an electric bass is answered by Will and his thoughts on electric guitars.
  4. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Its going to sound like a combination of the pickups you use, the pickup location built into the body, the electronics and the strings you use. If the body has anything to do with the sound it is extremely minimal
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