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alder vs. mahogany

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by neptoon, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    i was really thinking about getting a benavente vortex bass built, but i'm not really up to speed on the tonal differences of mahogany and alder as body woods. the bass wood have a maple top, a maple neck and an ebony board...chris' in-house elex package with dual coil aeros. i had also juggled the idea of a wenge neck and board too. so, what do you guys think?

    here are a couple in the building process from brian barrett's site:

  2. Bass7755


    Oct 27, 2000
    Roanoke, Va.
    Hey Neptoon, I am thinking about have a Vortex 5 built too. I am leaning towards an Alder body right now. But that could change I have not placed an order yet.

  3. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    The tonal differneces are minimal, perhaps alder will be considered slightly "lower".
  4. Sorry to bump this ANCIENT thread, but I've been wondering the same thing as the OP here... :crying:
  5. Stone Age

    Stone Age

    Apr 13, 2008
    It doesn't matter. Whichever one looks nicest.