OK, we've all heard the Warwick ad campaign, "It's all in the wood". It's a well known fact, that some instruments sound better than others, largely due to the type & quality of wood used in the instrument. As a result, there's ALOT of different materials used in the various basses made today. Well, this has me wondering something... Specifically, about the G&L Tribute's. There's 3 different trim levels available, STANDARD, PLUS & PREMIUM. Standard & Plus, use BASSWOOD. PREMIUM uses SWAMP ASH. I know Swamp Ash is better for building basses. But, how much better than Basswood. I ask this, because I really don't like any of the PREMIUM finishes avail in the G&L Tribute line, & I can't buy a bass I hate looking at, to get the better quality wood. (I guess CherryBurst isn't THAT bad, but still!) Additionally, MTD Kingston's use Basswood. Lakland uses Swamp Ash in all thier 55-01's. Point blank, am I losing alot in sound quality, by accepting Basswood, over Swamp Ash?