View Full Version : best wood for a deep bass sound?
ok, so...what wood does what to your tone?
i always thot bubinga looks excellent, never tried one tho, is that a good choice for increasing a bass and slight middle tone?
08-09-2006, 03:22 PM
Back when Tobias basses were really made by Mr. Tobias their website had some pretty in-depth explanations of how the different available body woods (both core & top/back caps) affected tone...not sure if they still have anything like that (or if the company still even exists). Stands to reason the MTD website might offer a similar guide.
Also check out Alembic's website.
08-09-2006, 03:55 PM
yeah, I concur with Ed... I spoke to Mr. Tobias at NAMM one year and was completely impressed with his arcane knowledge of woods for basses. astounding amounts of knowledge. :robot:
cant believe i missed this link when i looked at the alembic page before writing this thread...for anyone interested here is the link
04-15-2007, 08:29 PM
This link to warmoth has some great info...I pick their brains then use the info to make decisions when I buy here at Sweetwater!
Best of Luck
04-15-2007, 11:16 PM
Over the years I've owned most of the basses mentioned previously in this post. At one point I owned a 12 string "Grand Stick" from Emmet Chapman made of walnut and purple heart. I commisioned a custom built walnut/purple heart 7 string fretless traditional bass (not stick) from a custom builder, and was totaly impressed with the sound.... It had the thickest hunk of ebony for a fingerboard I'd ever seen. This bass had Jonh Pettitucci bottom with Stanly Clark top. One of the finest basses i ever owned.
07-20-2007, 09:18 PM
I made a Bass body out of box elder once that sounded very nice.
12-31-2007, 09:57 AM
I think Basswood does the job pretty well
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