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"what wood sounds like this?"

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by wilser, Mar 11, 2008.


  1. this is getting ridiculous! I want to know who is sending these guys my way? someone MUST be playing a joke on me! or is everybody else receiving these questions? I have been FLOODED in the last month or so with people asking me how they can mix woods to get a particular sound or what wood they can use to replicate wood XYZ's tone. Come on! haven't I stressed my position on this REPEATEDLY? I know it's gotta be Larry, Scott or BJ! I'm gonna send them back to you! :D
     
  2. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    philly
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    That sucks man.

    While I got you here, do you think there is any lightweight alternative to mahogany?
     
  3. Phil Mailloux

    Phil Mailloux

    Mar 25, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Builder: Mailloux Basses
    I've haven't gotten any of those my way. Maybe you're making yourself too visible on the forum :D Take it as a compliment that they're all Pm'ing you.

    I gotta tell ya though, looks to me like a lot of newbies are not "getting" all the mid-hump *copyright* jokes and might take all the "advice" seriously.

    :)
     
  4. depends on what you want it to sound like :D
     
  5. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    philly
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    ;) You're a sly one.


    Post some of the emails here that you get. How often do you get them?
     
  6. phil, I know it was you!

    come on! mid-hump® taken seriously?

    DuffThrust_Small. thstarwar. pelvicthrust. humping-German-Shepherd.
     
  7. Phil Mailloux

    Phil Mailloux

    Mar 25, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Builder: Mailloux Basses
    Check out Brazilian Mahogany. I got sold a piece of that a few years ago. It's the body on the spalted 5 string. That thing is light! Lighter than the swamp Ash I used on the 9.

    I wouldn't know if all Brazilian Mahogany is that light though :meh:
     
  8. Phil Mailloux

    Phil Mailloux

    Mar 25, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Builder: Mailloux Basses
    ROTFL :D

    Hey I've seen serious posts of "mid-hump" in the basses section!!!!!
     
  9. Connor

    Connor

    Jun 21, 2007
    Jawjuh
    i think he wants it sound like mahogany...
     
  10. but what do YOU want it to sound like?
     
  11. treebranch13

    treebranch13

    Oct 31, 2007
    your mom :bag:
     
  12. Jonsbasses

    Jonsbasses

    Oct 21, 2006
    Fort Worth, TX
    Builder: Jon's Basses
    Wondering the same thing myself. Don't send them to me, dammit!
     
  13. allenhumble

    allenhumble

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    OK, OK. I was one of them. I think its been much longer then a month. No one sent me to you. Its just that if you are new to this forum, and I was, its hard not to notice that this guy Wilser has a post or 20 in every thread. You have a much respected opinion here and its noticeable. Your the God father. Please forgive my ignorance.:D
     
  14. Jonsbasses

    Jonsbasses

    Oct 21, 2006
    Fort Worth, TX
    Builder: Jon's Basses
    Haha. I wasn't referring to you (if you're referring to me). :)

    But what a great joke. "Yeah man, ask Wilser, he's good with these things!" Back to you, they go!
     
  15. allenhumble

    allenhumble

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    Off topic.....Kind of. Other then color, is there really all that much difference in the different species of mahogany? Is there an origin thats not suitable for instruments? Santos?
     
  16. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Hey wils, what wood would you recommend for a tone plate in a set-bolt-thru bass in order to sound kind of bright, smooth, dark, round, thumpy, transparent, red-orange, and triangly with a distinct nutty back note?




    ;)
     
  17. allenhumble

    allenhumble

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    Decaffeinated caffeine bean from the eastern himalayas. But its only retrievable by albino midgets.
     
  18. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    What would will give me a nice thump; like a wash tub bass only modern?
     
  19. I want a tone that, when I hear it, it makes me think of a Christmas tree.


    jump.
     
  20. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    So coffewood then? Got it. But does anyone have a supplier for the decaffeinated type?

    Tanx agin u gize r so gr8 on ths form
     

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