....as a body wood.. What are your thoughts?? Ash has always been somewhat of a "blah" wood to me because of all the basses I had ever owned/played made of it, I never found one with a sound that really floored me... A couple of weeks ago I took a road trip to Nashville to try out a Sadowsky (had to see for myself what all the hype was about). It was a Metro model with an ash body and maple neck/fretboard. The bass was incredibly light (8/8.5 lbs or so) and sounded fantastic. Not sure how much of that sound was due to the pre/pup set-up, but it did instill in me a belief that with quality electronics (pup/pre) an ash bass can sound very good and make an incredible difference in overall weight. Are there different "levels of quality" for ash.. I know there is swamp ash and northern (?) ash which is substantially heavier... Thoughts?