Ash Neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tumbao, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    :) or :( ?
  2. I kinda dig it...
  3. :(

    i dont really like it that much... but if i was playing it i would probably like it but i dunno.
  4. TRU


    Apr 12, 2002
    Northern Europe
    Looks cool! Is that an MTD?
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Hell, how many people actually see the bass from the back? If it sounded good I'd buy it even if I thought it was ugly. But I like it.

    I'm curious about the stability of an ash neck, simply because swamp ash can be such a lightweight wood. I know light can still be stiff... but regardless, I'm still curious. :)
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Thanks, Tumbao!

    I'm dying to try one to hear how they sound.
  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Looks fine..I wonder about how bright it would sound. Some ash is very heavy, some light, so I suppose the weight would vary.
  8. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I dont really like it. Too much ash? Yes.:(
  9. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    How about this neck? Personally I think its beautiful


  10. Victor Wooten98

    Victor Wooten98 Guest

    Jul 31, 2003
    South of Heaven...
    I like that Fodera neck, looks totally bad ass.

    But, it dosent matter how it looks, its how it sounds that is important, but if YOU like it that is all that matters.

    My bass (Carlo Robelli) is UGLY as hell, If I didnt play it, it wouldnt be around right now. Uglies up the house, lower's property value (that ugly)
  11. I think that the ash necks looks quite good. I've always liked the grain of ash though.

  12. Victor Wooten98

    Victor Wooten98 Guest

    Jul 31, 2003
    South of Heaven...
    Geoff, if that is your real name, I cant think of too many other people that need a Signature instrament.
  13. I'm sorry, I think I missed that one.

  14. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    That looks damn nice man :D ;)
  15. WinterBass


    May 19, 2002
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Endorsing Artist: MTD
    I have played ash necked MTd's and the sound and feel is great!
  16. 3rdEye


    Nov 30, 2002
    ^^^Same here. I played an MTD535 with ash body and neck with maple fretboard. It was very lively, bright and articulate. I liked it alot.
  17. :) I think it looks nice but, I would be interested in how it feels!

  18. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Any ash that would be used as a neck would be northern ash and not swamp ash (southern ash). Northern ash is a harder species than the swamp ash and it's perfectly usable as a neck. Fodera has been doing it for a few years now.
  19. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    Same here... But, it still looks good :p :rolleyes:
  20. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Wow I've heard of baseball bat necks, but this brings it to a new level.