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Jazz fretless: black limba .vs. spanish cedar

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BFunk, Aug 13, 2005.


  1. BFunk

    BFunk Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Hi all -

    Would someone please explain the tonal differences, if any between black limba and spanish cedar? I will be having a mostly traditional 4 string passive fretless j-bass built for me. I realize that these woods are going to be very close in tone. I also expect the limba to be heavier on average. I know they are both very similar to mahogany. Any other info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. spc

    spc

    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
    B,
    Not to hijack your thread, but who's doing the building?
    Specs?
    Big passive fretless fan, just curious...
     
  3. BFunk

    BFunk Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Brian Ristola
     
  4. spc

    spc

    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
    Cool, I've seen his stuff over at Rock City Guitars. What are the specs? What are you doing for the fingerboard? Pickups?
     
  5. BFunk

    BFunk Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    maple/bubinga neck
    pau ferro fingerboard
    Bill Lawrence J-45's
     
  6. BFunk

    BFunk Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    bump.
     
  7. BFunk

    BFunk Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    How about it? Can I get a response? Please?
     
  8. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    NorCal
    Well i have a spanish cedar fretted Roscoe and i love the tone from it. It has a kind of acoustic quality about it that i think makes it fit in will other kinds of instruments so well. If i were going to have a passive fretless made, it would without a doubt be spanish cedar.