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Bass woods

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Metallkasten, Mar 16, 2003.


  1. Which woods offer which sounds? This includes combonations of body woods, neck woods, and fretboard woods.
     
  2. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
  3. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    "Which wood..." ¤sigh¤ Haven't we had this discussion before? There is a search function, you know.

    And, what's worse for you, friend, is that wood speices isn't all that important for the sound!

    Important is the physical properties of the material(s) and the distribution of them (design/construction). You can build a bass with birch and aspen and have it sound like it was wenge, ebony, mahogany and whatever! If you look with some into the whole construction, and if you choose the right planks.
     
  4. I just remembered, a year ago, a student here built a Strat body from balsa wood, and covered with epoxy. The finished guitar sounded as good as any solid wood body, dispelling the theory that body wood is crucial to the tone.
     
  5. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Hey Suburban...

    Nice to see someone else pointing this out again :D
    Thanks for saving me some time typing this ...Haha :D

    Peace, JP