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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ironrat, Apr 12, 2009.
I posted this on the wrong forum, sry:
Could be Ash, could be Obeche.
What can you tell us about the bass?
Ash would be my guess.
looks more like poplar to me, the tighter straighter grain lines as opposed to the wavy ash ones
I want to say mahogany
I'm guessing mahogany too, although I just saw a walnut bodied Fender Strat that looked a lot like mahogany but the studio owner corrected me telling me it was indeed walnut. The grain looked a lot like that also.
Ash. Some ash has wide, coarse grain, some as tight grain. I have one of each. They do look very different, but both ash.
The bass body is a Jay Turser (http://www.jayturser.com/jtb-400c.php).
The site says:
* Traditional style solid body
* Maple set neck
* Rosewood fingerboard
* Split pick-up
* Colors: Bk, TBK, TBL, TR, TS
The wood feels solid, not concrete solid but not "hollow" either.
I don't have a scale but compared to 2 5lbs dumbells it weight slightly less.
The neck is a SX P Bass, maple with a rosewood fb and regular tuners.
bridge Badass II
poplar? but poplar have a natural green tint to it, or not?
its just me or it looks like a 1 piece body?
I would say ash too. I'm currently building a mahogany bodied bass (genuine honduras mahogany) and this body doesn't look like mahogany for sure. It's highly unlikely too for a jazz bass. The grain looks like ash too me.
This is an open grain wood.
The late wood is solid here.
It appears to be one piece, but the tummy carve does not match the grain.
White Ash is my belief of wood but I reserve the right to change to Black Ash.
Looks like Alder to me.
another example of alder with clear
HA, i knew it.
Early wood is too open for Alder.
$10 on either Black or White Ash
mikeyswood: if you look closely you can see that the tummy cut matches the rest of the grain.
Ash? can that explain why the highs sound like a guitar?
99% of the sound is from the strings and pups.
When you can discriminate that last 1% you will be a sound engineer with such demand as to not be able to visit us here
Doesn't look anything like ash to me. Maybe alder.
IT IS A JAY TURSER..... ASH IS EXPENSIVE. I don't think a budget brand would use ash for its bodies. I can't believe i forgot alder. Alder or mahogany
Have you priced Alder or Mahogany???
Ash is considered junk lumber and is pennies on the board foot through lumber brokers.
Even good ash (Sel&Btr) is $2 per board foot.
My $10 bet still stands. Any takers?