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How would this woods/electronics combination sound?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Jun 14, 2005.


  1. How would this woods/electronics combination sound?

    Walnut J body
    Maple neck with ebony fretboard
    Gotoh 201 bridge
    Dimarzio Ultra-J's
    J-Retro
     
  2. it would sound kinda like a jazz bass

    -todd
     
  3. ToddTodd,

    You're a funny guy! ;) Would it be bright? Dark? Balanced?
     
  4. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Why are you asking all these questions? How are we supposed to answer? It'll sound like a jazz bass with J retro. There won't be a jaw dropping difference, but there will be some compared to an alder or ash bodied one. Still, if you want to build a bass with an oiled warmoth body and all those things, do it.
     
  5. Okey dokey! Thanks!
     
  6. KenToby

    KenToby

    Aug 15, 2002
    Walnut is a very dense wood as is Ebony so expect the tone to be naturally very bright due. The J-Retro will allow you to EQ that out however.

    Thanks Teech,

    KT...


     
  7. Dave! How's the RBV treatin' ya?
     
  8. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Walnut isn't that dense - it's a medium weight wood. I'd say the combination of that plus the UJ pickups would produce a pretty thick sound (but not wooly or boomy), lots of low mids. And some snap on the top, but not as much as an ash bass.
     
  9. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Heh that depends on many more factors than that...

    You'.. only find out how it sounds when you're ready with it, we can only give some ideas and thought of what it might sound like.
     
  10. What about a walnut body and a wenge/ebony neck? How would that sound?
     
  11. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    You'd loose some of the clarity from maple, and gain some growl and stronger low-mids. Or thereabouts.