Selected Music Man Hardwoods?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 95JettaCity, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. 95JettaCity


    Feb 13, 2004
    Las Vegas
    Ok, so I've had a Stingray for about 6 years now, and have always known it's made out of "selected hardwoods." So ummm... exactly what selected hardwoods are these? For reference it is the 3 band active preamp with a rosewood fretboard. Thanks guys

  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    It could be ash, alder, or poplar. Most of the transparent colors are made of ash, most of the opaque colors are made of poplar.
  3. rayzak


    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    I was told by Ernie Ball that 90% of their basses were made of ash, even solid finishes... especially within the last few years almost all ash.
  4. As far as I know these days more and more basses are ash, even opaque, and alder is almost non-existent on the production line.