Woods and High C

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by sDg, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. sDg


    Feb 26, 2003
    Wise, Virginia
    I have a question about the tonewoods on a bass. And since my knowledge of woods is only slightly better than my knowledge of women, I thought maybe I should go to the experts for help. Please help.

    I will be assembling a bass from parts very soon. This bass will be a 5 string fretless with a high C instead of a low B. My intention is to use this bass for a solo project where I will be looping the rhythm (typically in the lower register) and then playing a melody part over that (high mid to high).

    My plan is to order the following: light ash body with a walnut top and a maple/bubinga neck with a pau ferro neck. Will this wood combination work with the intended use of the bass? If not, what would you recommend?