Just curious if anyone has an ash neck bass. I know Fodera has been making them for a while. I had an ash neck MTD 535-24 (ash body with maple board) and ended up selling it. It was a beautiful bass, and sounded good fingerstyle... very aggressive and growly. However... when I slapped on it, the slap attack literally disappeared... in other words, there was almost a delay before the sound came out... absolutely horrible (and very strange... almost like a compressor turned to too high of a ratio). I never have had anything like that happen before, and am wondering if it was just this particular bass or if it's a problem with ash as a neck material. I have another MTD (a wenge 535 with swamp ash body and maple top) that is just a slap monster. Anyway, what are your experiences with ash neck instruments.... how do they differ from the more traditional maple neck?