alder / swamp ash ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by emielow, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. emielow


    Jan 18, 2004
    what's a better bodywood for a good sustaining FAT slaptone?
  2. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    I think this has been discussed 1 million and one times before, but in most basses swamp ash is going to yield a better slap tone because of the upper-mid response. Alder has a low mid punch which is great for fingerstyle, typically not as good for slapping.

    Right now I am digging the swamp ash/maple fretboard combo with a 3-band EQ to play with the mids. Very aggressive and excellent for slapping.