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Favorite type of wood

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Luis Fabara, Feb 28, 2001.


  1. Alder

    18 vote(s)
    24.7%
  2. Ash (Swamp Ash)

    13 vote(s)
    17.8%
  3. Maple (Figured Maple)

    19 vote(s)
    26.0%
  4. Mahogany

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  5. Walnut

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  6. Basswood

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Graphite (Composite)

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  8. Luthite (Synthetic)

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  9. Poplar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Exotic (Wenge,Ovangkol,Ziricote,etc)

    11 vote(s)
    15.1%
  1. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    What body woods do you like?
     
  2. I put the only vote so far, ash, but im kinda mad, i like northern ash (the heavy stuff), swamp ash is okay, but I love the heavy P's from the 70's
     
  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Hehe, what I mean with the (Swamp Ash) and the (Figured) parenthesis , is to include those in the same option.
    So ASH or Swamp Ash or White Ash , etc .. are included in the family of ASH.
    There are not many options.. (because 10 is the limit, so i had to do that)
     
  4. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
  5. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Wow! I got my first response bumped. I thought it was in good taste. Is there some kind of 3 strikes and you're out deal, like, do I have a police record or something now?

    My apologies to the powers that be.
     
  6. SOMEONE'S gotta do this..
    Huh huh.. you said "wood".. huh huh..
     
  7. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Thanx Dave! :p . I was lookin' all over for a dang wav file last nite/this mornin',
    but couldn't find one. It took long enough findin' those mediocre pics of Bluegum :) .
     
  8. i would have have to say may best wood is ....... morning!

    aaaah that was lame!

    no reason to tell me i know its lame!
     
  9. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    fiddleback, hmmm...is that the same as australian black acacia?

    i'm considering some for a bass top i'm making.

    fred
     
  10. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Hey Fred :) . I think black acacia and bluegum are two different puppies.
    To tell ya' the truth, I'm in Texas - if it ain't Mesquite :p ...

    There's a pic of B/A here ==> http://www.schrammguitars.com/tonewoods.html .
    It looks like a Cedar whereas Bluegum's more like maple.

    There are some gen-oo-ine Aussie folks here at TB.
    One of `em took me to school the last time I mentioned Bluegum :D .
     
  11. Stangg

    Stangg Guest

    i'm the only one for walnut? wow.

    I definetly love walnut, and the figured is drool-worthy.
     
  12. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Who voted for Luthite???
     
  13. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    id rather have poplar over luthite...what are they thinking making a plastic bass, thats obsurd to me
     
  14. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    exactly cassanova...

    and those DAMNED plastic necks!!!! what the hell?

    and what blasphemer ever thought of impregnating resin into birch for a fretboard!?!?!?

    are these luthiers BORED OR WHAT?!?!?

    fred
     
  15. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Both of my C.Curbows Are made of Luthite, and It is not "plastic" it is more like a solid porous clay material, wich sounds great.

    About the Birch impregnated with Phenolic resins Neck, Fretboards and bodies.... (Wich is called ROCKWOOD in Curbow Basses, and Pakka for other purposes) is one of the greates combinations of materials.
    That is used by Rick Turner some times, and Greg Curbow uses it in all his basses (for the neck)

    It stands over Graphite, sounds better, it is more stable than any kind of wood, and looks great too.
     
  16. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
  17. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Big fan of Maple bodies (natural, painted, whatever, just like maple) Maple necks with rosewood fretboards.
     
  18. mullet_head_81

    mullet_head_81

    Jan 27, 2001
    okie-homa
    you forgot mesquite :D.....