What wood would you choose for a P-bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassBoyLeroy, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. I'm thinking about making a Warmoth P-bass that slightly resembles a Hoppus Bass (P-bass body, Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders). My question is: Which body, Neck, and Fingerboard give the most bottom end while (a) Keeping the price respectable (read:as low as possible:D) and (b) Giving me some nice mid-range tone.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    doesn't the hoppus bass have a jazz-bass body w/ a p-bass pup and p-bass neck?

    I think alder is what you are looking for. You may want a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.

    The painted alder bodies are $235, iirc, and a neck should be $150-$200 at the thrift shop.
  3. EEbass04


    Dec 28, 2001
    Lee's Summit:MO
    If I remember correctly Fender says its a cross between the Jazz/P-bass neck. Therefore meaning that it is in between the size of the two. I'd either get a maple body or the already suggested alder. Those are your best bets. And on the neck, I would consider all maple instead of maple neck and rosewood fretboard. But maybe thats just because I thinks its prettier.