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tonal qualities of swamp ash

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by brian v2.0, Apr 8, 2005.


  1. as mentioned in the last thread i started... i'm saving up for a stambaugh custom and had some characteristics in mind for the tone i like. i prefer tone strong in the lower mids but still with a crisp high end when needed for slap and such.

    chris mentioned african mahogany, which is fine, but i've been really loving the look of ash these days. will this produce tones that will fulfill my desires?

    any other wood suggestions as well?

    thanks!
     
  2. the sound of Mahogany, the look of ash?

    How about get the body made from Mahogany with a nice Swamp ash top? or even a sandwich, back and front! with a nice ebony veneer inbetween.. mmm *drool*
     
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    That sounds like african rosewood - bubinga - to me!
    I'd rather have the highly decorative bubinga as the top, and the ash as the back. In fact, I'm right now arranging building it this summer :smug:
     
  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU