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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Monolith, Nov 15, 2001.
Just trying to find out if the P-Bass models between 1967 to 1972 were swamp ash, hard ash or alder?
I have a 1968 Fender P, Ash natural body and maple neck. Nice nicebass. Why do you ask?
I am trying to referance Geezer Butlers tone on the "Black Sabbath" and "Paranoid" albums. I know he was using a (stock to my knowledge) Fender P-Bass at the time. The tone on the song "Hand of doom" is something I'd like to get at least close to.
It depends on the finish. Solid finish Fender basses of that period were mostly alder. The natural and sunburst finishes were ash.
Tone is not only in the wood but how a player plays tha bass. Geezer played very agressivly & near/on top of the neck.
Ash it is then, but would it be swamp ash or hard?