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Warmoth project, ash or alder?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yamarc, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. Yamarc

    Yamarc Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Okemos, MI
    Which one should I get for my soon to be started Warmoth jazz bass project? I play almost everything, so any opinions will be appreciated. Thanks, Marc
  2. hey man, I just started my warmoth project, I'll be dying the top today actually.

    I ran into the same problem, Im doing a deluxe five and wanted to keep the weight down since I own a 10 lb fender jazz already.

    Tone wise, I love my jazz's alder body, and to be honest, I don't notice a monstrous difference between ash and alder. Some more mid punch for alder possibly.

    Alder is lighter (for the most part) than swamp ash, and significantly lighter than Hard ash. You can also get a hollow bodied jazz, so it really comes down to finish and looks more so than weight.

    Depending on finish, I would pick swamp ash if it were clear or a dyed top, or alder for solid or sunbursts.

    Edit- Here's the link to my Warmoth Thread