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Choosing a Bass on Body Wood ? GREAT Resource !

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tunaman, Mar 26, 2013.


  1. Tunaman

    Tunaman

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    Warmoth Body Wood Descriptions

    This is an awesome review

    I wish I knew this a long time ago! Great resource for buying basses & having an idea on the tone on your head & not being surprised.

    Recently I purchased a Sterling 5 HH limited run made of Mahogany... I kinda overlooked the body wood thinking it would be a minor tone difference vs the normal wood Sterling (Ash\Alder?). WRONG. Mahogany was way warmer. The Basswood Bongo I have? Warmer as well so I thought I'd be buying 2 contrasting basses but I SHOULD have paid attention to the body woods closer

    This chart helps a ton! :hyper:

    By the way... I have a Warwick Streamer with a maple body & maple neck on the way. Now THATS going to be the opposite of Mahogany. Cool
     
  2. Ash..... Ash..... Ashhhh. It's such a cool-sounding name, and an even cooler-sounding wood. My favorite. I have a few J-Bass Specials (basswood). B-I-G difference from my '75 Jazz. IMO, body woods do play a huge part in a bass guitar's tone.
     
  3. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
  4. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Yep, years of playing Spectors & Rics made me realize I love the sound of maple necks, maple bodies and neck-thru construction.
     
  5. Tunaman

    Tunaman

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    +1

    Plus anybody that quotes husky is alright in my book. I couldn't find a Spector with the right spacing or a 3 band eq so I went with the Warwick
     

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