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Woods and tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by werbo1, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. dum dee dum...How much does wood play a factor in the tone of an instrument? If it its clearly significant then what sort of woods give what tones and the like. Is it the fingerboard and neck wood or body wood that leaves a bigger emphasis?
    Also wouldn't it be the pickups that are the main element for the tone - then mixed with a preamp or just regular amp?

    Thanks in Advance...o and one more minor thing - Is there really anyway to describe a tone? I can identify what it is and hear a difference but its near indescribable :)
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    This has been discussed before. Try doing a search.
  3. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    woods play a heavy part in tone, as figjam said, use the search function my brother.
  4. searching...too bad i remembered the search feature after i posted .... don't bother posting here unless i've alreaedy wasted your time enough so that you feel you must make something of yourself