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Oak bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by flea claypool, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    im really thinkin about buyin this bodie off a luthier in my town.. its made of oak.. and it looks good but has anyone ever played a bass made of oak?

    i want to trust the guy bits hes a bit of a bollox
    thanks 1DESPERATE IRISH MAN :help:
  2. i would like to know which kind of wood gives of what kind of sound
  3. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    I know Brain May the guitarist for Queen had an Oak bodied guitar. Who know how that translates to bass though.
  4. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
  5. Several years ago, Bass Player had an article called "The Secrets of Tone". I think Michael Tobias has a link to it at his web site. What I remember was that it is real heavy and dense, and didn't have the nice overtones that most guitar wood has. YMMV.