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Are specific woods for specific music?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B String, May 18, 2005.

  1. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I know that Maple boards are especially good for slapping,but
    Is there really anything you can do with alder/rosewood, that
    you can't do with ash/maple, and vice versa? Are there types
    of music you just wouldn't want to use either combo? How
    about a mix? (ash/ rosewood, or alder/maple)