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question about my bass's body wood...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rafterman, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. i bought a used G&L L-2000 about 6 months or so ago, and i was never really sure what kind of body wood it is made out of.

    It's got a premier finish on it (transparent blonde)...but I seem to remember the guy telling me that it was alder...

    It looks a lot like swamp ash, in that it has long very visible grain lines on it. It also is very heavy
    (a characteristic of swamp ash).

    I'll post a pic of the bass soon...but for now, what kind of wood does it sound like?
  2. "Grain lines" sounds like ash to me.
  3. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    The L2500 in the avatar at left is solid Ash.

    Weight, about 376 pounds, give or take a few.

  4. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I should add that I believe my bass is Northern ash rather than swamp ash. Swamp ash is not heavy. (Ever pick up a Tobias?) In fact, it is quite light. However, northern ash is very heavy.
  5. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    I meant to say Ash not Maple, duh. THat's why it's best to go to the source.


    PICKUPS 2 G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickups
    BODY WOOD Alder on Standard and all solid finishes, Swamp Ash on all Premier finishes

    Clear Blue
    Clear Forest Green
    Clear Red
    Natural Gloss
    Butterscotch Blonde
    Clear Orange

    NECK WOOD Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood or Maple fingerboard
    NECK RADIUS 7 1/2" (190.5mm)
    NECK WIDTH AT NUT 1 3/4" (44.5mm)
    TUNING KEYS Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
    BRIDGE G&L Saddle Lock
    CONTROLS G&L Tri-Tone active/passive electronics, 3-way mini-toggle pickup selector, series/parallel mini-toggle, preamp control mini-toggle (off/on/on with high end EQ boost)
    FINISH Standard finishes included
    OTHER Chrome hardware; no pickguard; G&L molded hardcase included
  6. malibu

    malibu Guest

    Dec 26, 2001
    Anyone know if the natural finish Swamp ash P-Bass would be lighter than the alder finished body - I was of the belief it would probably weigh a bit more or is it variable from axe to axe?
  7. T-birdfan


    Jan 29, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    you sure that's an L2500 in your avatar, Chas? Looks like your modulus.
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    He changed it.:p
  9. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Yep. Maybe I should have kept the old avatar for the sake of memories, but since I don't have the bass anymore, I changed it. Plus I wanted to display my new best friend.

    Yes that is a Modulus Q5.

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