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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dooft11, Jul 5, 2005.
anyone has experience with the above combination? i want my fretless with them... how you think
Mahogany is a nice heavy wood, so you'll get a really nice low deep sound from it, especially if it's a neck through bass... But that's not your case, you want a wenge neck. In my experience, no other bass neck give you as much "mwah" as a wenge neck... Just ask MTD and Warwick owners, they'll let you know!!!
IMO, I think that combo would work just superb together, and would look amazing! I love me them dark woods!! I guess I got a case of "jungle wood fever"
Wenge neck offers big lows and warm mids.
I think Mapple is a lit bit brighter.
I have a Warwick Thumb 4 thru the body with wenge neck. The neck gives a rigidity and sound thats difficult to describe, but far better than any of my maple-necked bases, whether thru the body or not.
I've got a Cort Artisian B5 which is mahogany/wenge combination....very nice both tonally and visually...just weighs a lot!
My Warmoth-derived, Fenderbird clone is such a combination. Ebony board. Lone Bart thunderbird passive coil.
This bass gives off strong yet non-muddy low end, some fantastic mids, and with the ebony board, it gives back just enough of the bite I feared this combination might have lacked.
I'm very happy with it.
Yeah! think i get the right combination, thanks all of you
let me work hard for the money and i will show you my next step... just contacted aero pickup...
HEY GUYS iono its a mahogany body but its got a mahongany neck and its neck through and its cheap as hell here in canada.
ups mis read but nayway look at it
Thread resurrection alert!
Warmoth 72 P bass in process with Mahogany body and Wenge neck.
Those are my "Wanted Configurations" in a perfect world!!! on paper, they should compliment each other extremely well.. What is that bridge you got on there???
Babicz Full Contact Hardware (FCH). I have never used any other bridge on a project. Probably the best design on the market and I love the looks too.
I just saw one for the first time just the other day.. They are super cool looking.. I am really into individual rail styles right now, but that one on your bass is nice
Tight clear low end with growlly mids. Great recording tone. Clear almost jazz guitar like on upper registers. Have a current mtd 635 with this combo
Mahogany with wenge neck, nothing but awesome. Mine has a quilted maple top too.
I've just replaced the humbuckers in my mahogany/wenge bass with a single Seymour Duncan in the Stingray position and it's night and day. Seems to me that the type of wood is a very minor factor.
Uh oh. Here we go.
I have said that from time to time. There is a difference, but I would rank tone influencers something like this:
- Strings, strings, strings and strings
- Pickup location
- Pickup type
- Neck thru vs bolt on
- Woods (body and neck)
- Bridge and nut
- Color (kidding)
- Did I mention strings?
I have no idea how valid that is, but since you opened the can of worms I'll take the bait.
Beautiful. Love the matching headstock (on both sides). That is the one thing on mine I would change if I could. I was even thinking of gluing on a small piece of birdseye maple veneer with Doner Designs laser engraved in it.
One of the things I love the most about the bass visually is that naturally occurring white area in the very center of the body.
I have a fretless with a wenge neck and ebony frettboard but it is on a swamp ash body. I gat the same result as others here have stated lots of strong clear mids and warm lows and the extra highs from the ebony board balance out the highs nicely.
for me I wish the tone was a bit brighter, if I built another one id use a maple body for extra bite.
I think its hard to hear wood tone differences on an electric, but the combination is killer in terms of looks.