New Bass Project

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by growlngrind, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. Hey all,

    I have a bunch of parts lying around and have decided to put together a killer 4 string Jazz specifically for slap playing.

    Here is what I have so far:
    Maple neck w/ maple board
    Fender tuners
    Pickguard, knobs and pots
    EMG J set
    Fender bridge and strap pins

    The final piece I need is the body. I have an alder 60's body, but it doesn't have quite the sound I want. I want to get one routed 70's style with the bridge pup closer to the bridge. The final decision is wood choice. I want something punchy and bright. Right now I am considering Ash or Maple. It would be a plus if it looked good with a natural finish.

    Has anyone tried a solid maple Jazz body? Are the ash bodied 70's Jazz basses swamp ash or regular(white) ash? Weight is not a major issue to me, as this will not be a main axe for me. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. Anyone?? ;)