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Body wood to match with a wenge neck and brazilian rosewood fretboard?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hoon, Sep 9, 2004.


  1. Hello there, just wanted to ask you guys for some opinions, of what bodied wood would perhaps go well with the neck and fingerboard combo above, I'm trying to go more towards a warm tone. Some suggested body and neck/fingerboard combos would be good too, as I'm currently deciding on how to make my next bass from warmoth probably. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    Korina Limba (black)
     
  3. lsu921

    lsu921

    Jun 6, 2003
    Addis, La
  4. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    I agree with with the Korina, go with White Korina!

    Nice combo!
     
  5. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
  6. Thanks for the replies, walnut sounds good to me, any opinions on swamp ash?
     
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I can attest that a wenge neck sounds great on a swamp ash body, but that rosewood board adds a factor for which I've had no experience...
     
  8. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    My new parts bass has a Wenge/Ebony neck/fb, w/ a black korina body. Next body I do, w/ probably be a white korina, w/ a lighter colored trans finish...
     
  9. a purpleheart fingerboard? :smug:
     
  10. Meehaw

    Meehaw

    Jun 11, 2003
    Gdynia, Poland
  11. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    hmm... shootin' in the dark, but...

    walnut or mahogany. walnut has a bit of a deep subby kinda low end, while, mahogany is a bit fuller in the low mids to lows. heck, you could try some alder, for a more punchie low mid. but all are relatively warm, IMHO.