Plastic or wood?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HongKongPhooey, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. Plastic

    10 vote(s)
  2. Wood

    48 vote(s)
  1. HongKongPhooey


    Nov 2, 2002
    Do you prefer plastic basses or wood basses?
  2. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
  3. Another vote for wood.
  4. jacove


    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    seriously, who would vote for a plastic bass???;)
  5. Danny R.

    Danny R. Supporting Member

    A vote for plastic. :rolleyes:
  6. :rolleyes:

    Romantic ignorance claims yet another victim...
  7. HongKongPhooey


    Nov 2, 2002
    Confirmed :D
  8. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    In deference to any Status etc. fans out there, you might want to add graphite to the poll... Just a suggestion.
  9. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I love all basses regardless of their race, colour or body material :cool:
  10. leanne


    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    My bass is made of luthite.

    I don't like the tone much. The low end sounds artificial, and it is really mid-rangey. Can get some decent punch, though, and the high end sounds good. Depends on what you like, I guess.
  11. Saetia


    Mar 27, 2003
    All hail Wood, i used to have a luthite bass, not a good sound at all, the only thing good about it was the neck, thats the only thing, it was heavy too:mad:
  12. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    im partial to paper basses myself- the are disposable and biodegradable and everyone knows how importatnt our ecology is.

    wait, paper would be wood, wouldnt it??
  13. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    here speaks a great master!
  14. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    The only plastic basses I can think of are luthite, and the clear acrylic basses.

    Does anyone know of any other plastics used as the body material for basses?

  15. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Have you tried those new basses made out of kleenex? For an extra $.50, you can get USED kleenex, which adds thickness to the bottom end and helps remove that nasty nasal midrange.:D
  16. i've never played a plastic bass.
  17. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I rather play a bass made of CARROTS than a plastic bass.........

    That´s why I play wood, the sound of nature :rolleyes:
  18. bass_man86


    Apr 29, 2002
    Virginia Beach
    Enlighten me, please. I have never heard of a plastic bass. I have seen basses made out of graphite, luthite, lucite, and some other sundry materials, but never plain old plastic.

    Wood is nicer, but vastly over-rated to the over all performance of an electric instrument. Ned Steinberger already demonstrated that with his basses.
  19. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    I beg to differ- iI believe wood to be paramount in the makeup of an instrument's sound- I've had this discussion before, and with all due respect and being totally one man's oipinion- I thought those Steinbergers sounded extremely sterile and depthless ( is that a word?) I tried one mid 80s when Sting was playing one and took it right back to the store. But that's just, the Steinberger electric uprights are SWEEET!!:)
    by the way, I have to look, but , what are the Basslab basses made of again?