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Musicman Sub USA body wood

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jgk, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. jgk


    Sep 6, 2011
    Does anyone know what those Musicman Sub basses were made out of?

    Not talking about the sterling brand ones, but the ones they made in USA for a little while and then got discontinued.

    I'm thinking about buying a used one and the seller doesn't know either.
  2. I think they were poplar or basswood. Nearly sure it was poplar.
    Someone else will come with the definitive answer soon.
  3. uOpt


    Jul 21, 2008
    Boston, MA, USA
  4. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    IIRC, it was poplar - they don't seem to exhibit the softness that usually comes along with basswood...

    - georgestrings
  5. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    Poplar, IIRC.
  6. I believe its poplar too.
  7. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    I've heard a number of times they were poplar.
  8. truckin88


    Oct 18, 2001
    Newburgh, NY
    Is poplar good?
  9. If it holds the bass together, then yes. Thats about all different woods are good for.

    IMO: poplar is a great wood, and cheap as hell at that.
  10. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal

    We have a winner by "Poplar" opinion :D

  11. spufman


    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    Poplar is great sounding is slightly soft, in my experience.
  12. bassmachine2112


    Mar 23, 2008
    Poplar or it,s other name which I like is Tulipwood