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Body Wood?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by squierplayer120, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. squierplayer120


    Nov 17, 2004
    I'm a n00b and I've been thinking of building a bass. Do you guys (and girls) have any suggestion on body wood? I'm lookin for the more trebly J-Bass tone in it.
  2. andvari7


    Aug 28, 2004
    J-Basses use alder. It's an inexpensive wood; not much to look at, though. You may want to consider a body made of maple. Much of the J-sound comes from the pickups, though.
  3. squierplayer120


    Nov 17, 2004
    Thanks, I was planning on using two Bart J's and ash, with a natural finish.