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two-piece solid ash body??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by withdevil, May 4, 2005.

  1. withdevil


    Apr 23, 2005
    Does multi piece body sound sucks compared to one?
    Is it different from most ash bodies?
    wonder how it would sound..
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Nope. No sucky. You won't even know the difference in tone. In many cases you can get a lighter body with a 2 piece since it gives you more wood stock options when assembling. Some people who are tone tweakers, like the guitarist in my band, think there's a difference in sustain. I think it's all voodoo.

    edited to add that most Fender basses from the earliest days to current times have been at least 2 pieces.
  3. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Many top end basses are made from three pieces of wood.
    The center block, which holds the pickups, bridge, and neck.
    Then the "wings" are put on. These can match the block, or
    be made out of different wood. I really don't think 99% of us
    could tell the difference in tone from a 2 piece to 1 piece body
  4. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    My MTD 535 has a two piece Ash body, and I'd say it doesn't suck at all. :)

    Actually, like B String says, LOTS of basses have multi-part bodies... including WAY nice ones (like some of mine, IMHO). It has way more to do with wood selection and construction than it does single vs multi piece.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    My Sadowsky being built for me is a 2 piece Swamp Ash Body.
  6. withdevil


    Apr 23, 2005
    thanks so much guys YAYYAY
  7. bazzanderson


    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Yep...this is how my Am Deluxe Jazz V is made. It's an amazing sounding bass. I don't think the three body pieces makes a difference in tone at all.

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