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What kind of Ash is used in popular Asian factories?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassrique, Jul 20, 2008.


  1. What kind of Ash do they have in Asia, "Swamp" [lighter] or "Hard Northern" [heavier]? Both sound goood.

    Specifically, I'd like to know what is typically used in Korea?

    From what I know [not much], Swamp Ash doesn't grow in the Eastern Hemisphere. This leads me to assume that if an Asian bass is labeled "Ash", it more specifically is the "Hard Northern" Ash?

    I suppose they could import Swamp Ash, but wouldn't that defeat the purpose of having a more economical instrument?
     
  2. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    "Japanese Ash" :)

    Hopefully anyone that read THAT flamewar will remember this...
     
  3. After a little more research:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_tree

    I had no idea there were so many different kinds of Ash.

    Too bad wiki doesn't say how light/heavy each one normally is.
     
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