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Body Size

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by naruki, May 12, 2010.

  1. naruki


    May 1, 2010
    Anyone knows how the body size affects the sound? Say for example, a thick and bigger Music Man Bongo compared to a thinner and smaller Ibanez SR Prestige.
  2. I guess it would make sense that the thicker/denser the woods. The deeper, or warmer the tone. Use a bass string as quick/simple example. The thicker the string, the lower the tone, the thinner the string, the higher/brighter the tone.
  3. oldprussians


    Jan 7, 2008
    United Republic of Europe
    IT Professional!
    Number one. NEVER but NEVER BELIEVE what you get TOLD!

    Ask Some one to play it for you perhaps in the shop, take a blind fold and see if YOU hear a difference.

    Just make sure all EQ is flat!
  4. rockdoc11


    Sep 2, 2000
    Bo Diddley concluded and reported after years of research that his rectangular shaped Gretsch guitars had the best tone of any body shapes. So you can start there.

  5. Steinbergers anyone?
  6. naruki


    May 1, 2010
    Yeah I know but its hard for me to find shops nearby that keep stocks of high end basses, you know.
  7. if heavy=deep,warmer tone, then the ideal bass should be a block of lead.
  8. TomA1234


    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    I'm sure that bass would be good for playing heavy metal!:bag:
  9. Relayer71


    Jun 25, 2009
    It's not the size of the wood but how you use it. :D
  10. naruki


    May 1, 2010
    Damn I wish there's a vote up button in this forum :D
  11. ProfGumby


    Jan 15, 2007
    Michigan's U.P.
    So you are saying a Les Paul bass?


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