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Afzelia as a body wood

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Silverstar, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. Hi folks !

    Somebody knows sth. about the tonal character of Afzelia ? I only know that is even much heavier than mahagony and therefore I think it is very fundamental in sound.
    Any input welcome
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Funny, Silver - I was just reading some stuff last night from one of the few bass makers to use it - Warwick. Bass luthier, Chris Stambaugh, uses it, too.

    You're right...it, (a.k.a. "doussie"), is much heavier than medium-weight mahogany (which is a rather "neutral" sounding wood).. It is also much denser. It is known for a very punchy, hard, low end and clear highs that don't sustain for long.
  3. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    I believe Warwick5s bass has afzelia wood for the body.. and he loves his SSII so he could tell you alot about it
  4. dreadhead


    Feb 1, 2002
    I've played/owned 5 different basses with an Afzelia body. It's a great wood! It have a good punchy sound with a good amount of lows. It's a "complete sounding" tonewood, IMDO.
    I do prefer harder woods, though.
  5. maxbass


    May 22, 2002
    Milano Italy
    Your from Germany, and Warwick makes an excellent Afzelia bass, the Streamer Stage II Neck thru
  6. s7on3d


    Jun 26, 2002
    Ra'anana, Israel
    I'm wondering how much a new Streamer Stage Two costs there in germany? I have a friend going there soon and I want to know if I could afford to buy one...
  7. dreadhead


    Feb 1, 2002
    I wouldn't buy a new one, it's a lot worse than any 80s one. However I think a new Stage II runs about €2500,00 or so... :eek:

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