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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by billiam5billion, Oct 9, 2013.
Anybody have any experience with this combination or with this particular wood in general?
I built a Warmoth jazz 5er with a Black Korina body. I think it sounds great, although it's more on the warm side. I knew it would have a warmer natural sound, so I installed SD quarter lbs (hotter pups). My Black Korina body is also heavy. I think that my next build will be Alder.
I did one with a Black Limba body and maple neck w/ Wenge board, Fralin singles, BAII. It was very Big Sounding and with a tobacco sunburst finish it looked beautiful
I had a warmoth blk korina jazz.I had emg's in it and it sounded great.Korina w/ korina top and padouk thin laminated stripes and rear controls.I got it dirt cheap becase it had a hole in the top from i'd assume trying to drill the controls without a drill press or clamping the body down.Had tearout was almost the size of j control plate.Luckily a j control plate covered the tearout.
I made this back korina top on black korina body jazz. Neck is maple with an ebony fingerboard.
In the picture I hadn't fitted the John East U-Retro preamp yet. PU are Fender Custom Shop 60's.
It sounds wonderful, a classic jazz on steroids
Black Limba/Korina has a similar tone to mahohany. Looks great with a flamed Koa top. Think Fender Victor Bailey sig bass.
Do any of you find that you miss out on the signature high nasally tone of the bridge pup solo?
Not really... still sounds like a jazz bass. I guess the electronics have a more important role than the wood though.