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Bubinga Wood

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassplayer5115, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. What is this? i have heard it is actually the name for African rosewood

    IS it expensive? and how does it sound!
  2. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
  3. Do u know if this wood is bubinga?

  4. gapupten


    Dec 29, 2004
  5. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    That's not bubinga.
  6. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile

    That looks like Mahogany. Or maybe Walnut.
  7. I dont know if it was mahogany...

    I think the bass is a Kania..made from Poland..have you ever herad of it?
  8. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I think it's poplar, mahogany, or white korina
  9. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Looks like white korina to moi.
  10. Bubinga is beastly for tone, and near on unbreakable.
  11. NCorder

    NCorder Smoke-free since 4/3/05

    Dec 26, 2002
    Dayton, OH
    To my eyes, that looks like a Warwick Thumb bass bolt-on body with a different neck and bridge stuck on. The color of bubinga usually looks more red-ish.
    FWIW, the body wood and shape looks exactly like my Warwick Thumb 5 bolt-on which has an Ovangkol body.
    Ovangkol gets my vote.
  12. pistoleroace


    Sep 13, 2002
    IMO it is for sure not a Warwick Thumb Body.
  13. It cold be a warwick...i didnt think of that.

    But both of the woods were exactly the same...it just looks like they were built together.

    That guitar had a wonderful earthy tone
  14. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Its somewhat of a warwick ripoff. Definitelly not a warwick though...
  15. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Be wary of the weight of bubinga. Its VERY heavy.
  16. chimp


    Dec 4, 2004
    South Africa
    might play like a dream?! bassplayer5115 is there a site to this guy?
  17. this bass is not heavy at all.

    and i guess you could call it a warwick ripoff...
    but this lil bastahd was being sold for 799!

    do warwicks have an earthy tone? almost that off an acooustic standup? because this is Exactly what this bass sounded like. I thought warwicks were bright...but anyway why would this bass sound so earthy? Is it them pickups? or the fact that it is just all pure wood.
  18. yes there is!

    there is NO info on it. I found it at a store in Brockton the other day. the guy was like "well we have this bass! Its very nice and it is a...K..bass..." I was like ok. so its made by who? and he seriously had no idea. Made in Slovakia!? so he says..i dunno sounded lovely, the neck was a LITTLE warped, but i do believe that is why you can mess around with the truss rod. but anywho go here!
    I cant find ANY other info on this bass..
  19. Could conceivably be dibetou, also sometimes referred to as African walnut (though I'm pretty sure it's not a true walnut). Hard to tell from the pic.
  20. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    I went bubinga fingerboard with my upcoming bass, I just hope that it wont make that much effect on the instruments balance, it will still be a significant chunk of wood for a 9 string fingerboard. :ninja: