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Can anyone please tell me what wood is this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Krinkle5, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Krinkle5


    Feb 16, 2006
    I would really appreciate your help, thanks!
  2. Which piece? I'm seeing mahogany, maple, walnut and purpleheart
  3. curt basner

    curt basner

    May 11, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV
    Which of the woods are you talking about, the wider or narrower piece? I'm guessing the color is not accurately shown, and the image is a touch grainy, but I'd guess the thicker piece is alder. Won't even hazard a guess as to the thinner piece.
  4. Krinkle5


    Feb 16, 2006
    I'm sorry I forgot to specify, I would like to identify all of the woods composing the bass: Body, back, neck, is this a 5 piece neck? Thanks!
  5. This would be easier if we knew the make/model of the bass. Then we could just look it up. I'm with the first reply, though. Mahogany, Walnut, Maple, Purpleheart.
  6. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    The neck looks like flamed maple and purpleheart as bassteban said.
  7. Krinkle5


    Feb 16, 2006
    I tried to to look up the model, but the luthier doesn't have a website or contact info. Seems to be one of a kind bass...
  8. Krinkle5


    Feb 16, 2006
    I currently don't have an amp because this is my first bass after 4 years of not playing, what would be the tonal characteristics of this bass? It's got EMG 45P and 45J pickups.
  9. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    My guess is Koa wood over Mohogany, Maple neck with Purple Heart stringers.
  10. Krinkle5


    Feb 16, 2006
    I am not sure it's Koa, because seems to be darker.
  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I would just post the name of the bass. Odd are SOMEBODY here at TB not only knows the builder, but probably had lunch with him on the day this bass was finished. You can't slide much past this crowd.