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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by TJC, Sep 3, 2002.

  1. TJC


    Jun 28, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I didn't get many results running a search on 'knots'.

    So - I'm wondering how knots in either the neck and/or body can affect tone. Are they generally avoided for other reasons?

    If a few small, tight knots cannot be avoided altogether then where in the body are they OK/ not OK to be? Are some places 'better' than others?

    Any and all input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Knots have a different density makeup than the surrounding wood, but effects on tone will likely be minimal. Do not use wood with knots in any parts that will be under tension (neck/fboard).