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FAVE WOOD !!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 7 Stringer, Sep 30, 2004.


  1. Saw the thread about bubinga, which was great reading... So I ask the question "What's your favourite wood ??""

    I have a 4 string thru neck of Lacewood which I love. The grain is kinda reptilian and scaly !! Sounds great as well....

    Any favourites then... either for sound or looks !!

    :D
     
  2. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    I just stick with the tried and true: Alder. :bassist:
     
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I love wenge!!!
     
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Buckeye burl...mmmmm....
     
  5. Bassic83

    Bassic83

    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    Hmmm...for tone I like alder and maple, for different reasons. Maple is nice and bright, alder has a more classic J tone. Top woods are completely different. Anything spalted maple, myrtle burl is my current favorite, I also love thuya burl, mappa burl and black poplar burl (Jerzy uses it on their really top-end Obsession Mastery VII). Wenge is beautiful too, if you get the right piece. Walnut does nothing for me, but sounds terrific. Love purpleheart. Holly is a really cool wood, almost totally white, no grain showing. Redwood burl can be fantastic looking, but it's really soft. Ipe is harder than any wood I've known, but is hard to work. Looks very, um, tan. Plain. Lacewood is cool- looks great, sounds a lot like mahogany.
     
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yep... That's good... I like that too!!

    :hyper:
     
  7. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Banned

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    Ash, for me!

    Hey Mark Beem! 4 months smoke free?

    Congrats!

    next month it will be 4 years for me....and I never really thought I could do it!

    Life is so much easier, cheaper and better without them!!

    Hang in there!
     
  8. Walnut.

    If only they could make a type of walnut that had the tone, hardness, and look with the weight of balsa.
     
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yep.. that's good.. I like that too!!

    :hyper:

    Thanks for the encouragement!!!
     
  10. Rhythmalism

    Rhythmalism

    Sep 25, 2004
    Mahogany on my guitars, flame and birdseye maple on my basses.
     
  11. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yep... Those are good!! I like them too!!


    :hyper:
     
  12. Wenge for necks, Swamp Ash for bodies, of course, thats just my personal preference :bassist:
     
  13. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    What's my favorite wood? morning! ;)

    Seriously, I don't think I could pick a single favorite type of wood. I like variety.
     
  14. PunkerTrav

    PunkerTrav

    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    In terms of tone I don't know much about different woods. In terms of looks, I have never seen a walnut bass i didn't love. It's a great lookin' wood.

    Travis
     
  15. fiebru1119

    fiebru1119

    Mar 2, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    for body wood.. I'd have to say swamp ash or walnut..

    my favorite top wood is figured koa!! heres the slap for my custom GW 6
     
  16. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Koa and Walnut are high on my list, I also love Purpleheart (It's wood - and it's purple!!) and highly figured maple (quilt, flame, whatever)
     
  17. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yep.. That's good!! I like that too!!

    :hyper:
     
  18. i must say i've always dug zebrawood. that stuff is a knockout
     
  19. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I had a Conklin once that was made of it.. Talk about a boat anchor!!! Very heavy wood!!
     
  20. Any type of figured Redwood.
    Mahogany
    Gaboon Ebony
    Ziricote and Wenge
    Macassar Ebony
    Figured Walnut