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Project Bass (Look at my wood: need identification)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FireAarro, Apr 2, 2005.


  1. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Pawnshop prize, stripped shoddy finish, need wood identification.

    More details later...

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    Any ideas?
     
  2. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    The dark stripes look like walnut and the wings look like swamp ash. The middle might be maple. Not sure anout the other one.
     
  3. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    I'm mainly wondering about the wings. The yellow and white bits look like maple up close. I don't think the wings are swamp ash?
     
  4. Stox

    Stox

    Mar 18, 2005
    London UK
    From the centre out I reckon maple, walnut, beech and then ash...
     
  5. To me, the grain looks far too tight in the wings to be Swamp Ash.

    I'm really not sure what it is, however.
     
  6. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Yeah, that's what I'm thinking :meh:
     
  7. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Actually, would this get better response in the Luthiers forum? If it belongs there, please move it, thanks.
     
  8. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
  9. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Probably alder, eh?
     
  10. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Nup. Doesn't look like it at all IMO.
     
  11. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Yeah, s'not alder.
     
  12. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    it could be bass wood....no pun intended
     
  13. rubo

    rubo

    Aug 25, 2003
    If the body is heavy it could be Northern Ash.