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What kind of ASH is this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tihi, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Hello everybody.
    I'm looking at this P body on Ebay.
    Is it northern ash or swamp ash? The weight is little over 6 lbs.
    Need something to pair it up with my rosewood neck.
    I'm no expert, but found on some topics that swamp ash has better tonal characteristics then the northern type.
    Also what's the difference to alder?

  2. it looks like northern to me
  3. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    Looks northern and at over 6lbs:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Wieghs Northern

    I bet it'll sound Great!

  4. Looks like it's seen some hard use, but it's still a nice piece of ash. Like this one girl I dated...
  5. Thanks guyz
  6. I'm don't use a pick, and play mostly some jazz/rock (like Gong, King Crimson...). I don't do any slaping, taping...
    Should I look for Ash or Alder P bodies.