Bubinga Tree?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bentem, May 2, 2003.

  1. bentem


    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    I was just wondering, there are all these different exotic woods used on basses, where do they come from? I've never seen a bubinga tree, or any tree with spalted wood?
  2. Bubinga grows in central Africa.

    Spalting occurs when a fungus infects a tree. This is fairly frequent.
  3. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    The spalting only happens after the tree has fallen, IIRC.