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Elm wood ???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marcelo, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Marcelo


    Jan 3, 2004
    Could you give me more information about elm wood and what is better, basswood or elm?

  2. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    I've never heard of elmwood being used in basses, but basswood is commonly used as a body wood. Basswood is a cheaper, and generally dull sounding body wood. However, it has been used successfully on the MusicMan Bongo and other basses. This wood be a good topic for the Luthier's Corner.
  3. Marcelo


    Jan 3, 2004
    Elm was used in OLPs natural series.
  4. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I'd suggest posting this in the Luthier's forum.
  5. Elm reminded me of alder, at least the OLP I played.