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Is This Bass Ash or Alder?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TehRoflCopter, Aug 14, 2007.


  1. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Looks like alder to me.
     
  2. lowfreek

    lowfreek Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    Central New York
    Ash tends to have open grain (like oak), which is not particularly conducive to a smooth finish. This is why when you see a "natural finish" axe, chances are, it's ash (like the old Peavey T-40).

    Here's an ash Sadowsky
    grs12.

    Yours is Alder.
     
  3. Tomis17

    Tomis17

    Jan 21, 2007
    Wisconsin
    That is an alder body. I'm surprised GC has such a high end guitar on hand. :confused:
     
  4. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Alder for sure. This bass is ash:

    pict1302.

    And here's a sunburst one in ash:

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    Alder doesn't have the same kind of distinct grain.
     
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I have to say, on sunburst finishes, I prefer alder. I don't like a whole lot of fancy grain in the sunburst. Ash is great for natural finishes, though.
     
  6. iplay4-5

    iplay4-5 Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    rockford, IL
    yup alder
     
  7. QZI

    QZI

    Aug 11, 2007
    Italy
    It's a UV70-RW-ALD-5 model.
    Alder body
    Sadowsky Metro usually combines rosewood fingerboard with Alder body and Maple fingerboard with Ash body.
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    +1
     
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    But the UV70's are available w/a Rosewood board on an Ash Body, also.
     
  10. LutherHeggs00

    LutherHeggs00

    Apr 11, 2006
    Nino,

    The pics for basses that you have 'in production' are missing. Does that mean you don't have any 'in the works'?
     

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