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What does a bubinga body sound like??

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Alexvs, Nov 16, 2000.

  1. Alexvs


    Oct 18, 2000
    Kalmar, Sweden
    The subject is the question..... simple as that....

  2. Well, sort of "heavy" - "dense" could also be used to describe a bubinga body...

    - Wil
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Very Quiet!

    Until you put some strings and electronics on it, then plug these into an amp! ;)

    I suppose I could also say it depends on someone plucking/hitting the strings and how they do this....
  4. If there is nobody in the forest to hear it, we don't even know if it makes a sound when falling.......
    But I did know a guy who took the previous advice and put some strings on it etc............ and it was very woody, if that makes any sense.....try a warwick, I think that is the one that I heard, great natural expression......

    ........if you groove it, they will come......
  5. mark


    Apr 7, 2000
    It's really deep and punchy. Try to find a warwick thumb neck-thru....that'll show you what bubinga is all about
  6. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Sounds like it weighs a ton. It's got a real deep tone too.
  7. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    The bubinga instruments I've tried all had a pronounced midrange with less bottom and top than, say, ash. Excellent for fingerstyle; less so for slapping and tapping. And yes, it weighs a ton.

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