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New Bass wood choices

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bull44, Oct 20, 2005.


  1. Bull44

    Bull44

    Dec 13, 2004
    Maine
    Hey thought mabe you guys had some info on this. I am planing on getting a Carvin With ither a walnut neck and body or a mahogany neck and body. I would be a 5er with frets. Thanks for any advice:)
     
  2. Saint

    Saint

    Mar 2, 2000
    DC - USA
    It depends on the type of sound you want. I happen to like walnut alot, but it's going to be a little bit heavier and sound different than mahogony. I think of walnut as being kind of tight and punchy in the lows and a bit snappier on top. Mahogony is somewhat more neutral, good all around (which can be read as boring to some people). I believe that's why companies like Alembic recommend its use as the core of their basses, mainly because it compliments the tone of the outer laminates.

    The bottom line is really what makes you happy. Good luck and hope this helps.