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Musicman body woods

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Davidoc, Mar 26, 2002.


  1. Does anyone know what they mean by selected hardwoods on their basses?

    Does anyone know what's under the finish?
     
  2. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Do a search. It's been covered a number of times.

    Mostly Ash, sometimes Alder or Poplar is used.

    I heard this from a man who got it direct from Ernie Ball.
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    As Estring said, Ash, Alder or Poplar.

    Ash is the only wood that they use for clear finishes. And of course they pick the prettiest grain patterns, since you can see the wood. An opaque finish will be made of less attractively grained ash, or alder or poplar.
     
  4. absinthe

    absinthe Guest

    Jan 20, 2002
    Great Britain
    Sounds like my new - ahem - "inexpensive" Stingray copy. It's got a solid ash body and a clear finish to show off the grain. Makes me feel better and better about this purchase all the time. :D

    Although, it could look like a sack of horse-doings and I'd still love it for the sound alone....
     
  5. absinthe

    absinthe Guest

    Jan 20, 2002
    Great Britain
    Sounds like my new "Vintage" Stingray copy. It's got a solid ash body and a clear finish to show off the grain. Makes me feel better and better about this purchase all the time. :D

    Although, it could look like a sack of horse-doings and I'd still love it for the sound and playability alone....