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Me and a friend are going to build a bass...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Mike Money, Apr 30, 2003.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    And if that goes well, we are going to start building them and trying to sell them.

    The necks will probably me Moses necks, and possibly some Warmoth necks.

    Now, body wood.

    We need something dependable, and that sounds good. We are going to try to build a 6 string fretted as our first project.

    What would be some good woods for a 6'er?
     
  2. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    "Dependable, that sounds good"

    Well, alder will not fail you. Neither will walnut or cherry, ash or elm. Even birch or poplar will do a nice job.

    Actually, species is not the issue here, except to some extent regarding looks.
    The quality of the actual plank is of more bearing to both ease of work and tone.
     
  3. mikgag

    mikgag Guest

    Mar 25, 2002
    Mahogany