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wood choices for Custom built bass...advice?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KAOSBass, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. KAOSBass


    Mar 10, 2005
    Dallas Texas
    I'm gonna have a friend of mine build me a J-Bass, but in a Neck-thru design. I have the fretboard material, Beautiful Maple board. I'm thinking about Mahogany body with a Maple Burl Top (on body sides only so neck material still shows), And a Wenge neck.

    Any advice you could give on my wood choices?

    I think this will be a good set-up, It'll have a Sadowsky-ish body, neck through with a 2x2 headstock with straight string pull.

    Nordstrand Pick-ups, and a Custom HBE active preamp.

    Did I leave anything out?
  2. BassBuzzRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    I would go with a lighter wood for the body, as the wenge and especially the maple board will pretty much decide most of your tone, imo :)
  3. malicous


    Apr 25, 2006
    Los Angeles
    + 1
    Maybe Swamp Ash or Mahogany.
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