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different woods

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by dougray, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. dougray

    dougray Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2002
    western maryland
    what woods make different tones,like ash,alder,basswood,poplar,etc.
    i have an ibanez btb bass,i think this bass is made of couple different woods,basswood being 1 of them?,i am currently looking to buy a MM stingray 5,i would like to have the same overall "tone" as my BTB,i know they use alder/poplar for painted and ash for transparent finishes,but would i notice the diff?or would it be as night and day?i like the vintage color on the stingray 5,any info,thanx in advance.
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001