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Re: Different woods Different tones{need advise}

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Posted by Mickster on October 29, 2001 at 08:31:39:

In Reply to: Re: Different woods Different tones{need advise} posted by Mark on October 26, 2001 at 22:15:08:

: : Stay away from Balsa Wood--that's my advice

: :
: : ok,ok, that was mean. i've had a Soundgear bass which should be a Basswood body with a bolt on neck--probably of maple. it gets good lows and awesome highs, so i've been extremely happy. of course, i can't compare it to other woods since it's all i've had, but i'm not longing for the sound of another wood.

: : hope my input helps even a microfraction.

: Thanks for the advise everyone This bass I'm getting is a Fender with a basswood body and maple neck with seymor duncun q-pound pickup badass bridge A Steve Harris model its Mail order if I dont like it I can send it back within 45 days. Thanks Again Mark

Mark, I played this model a couple of weeks ago. Why didn't you say that's what you were thinking of getting? BTW, it sounds excellent! Really thick sound from the pickups, but, the maple neck gives it nice highs. A well thought out combination by Fender. I played it along with the new Sting model, you know the one that looks like a '53 P-bass? That one sounds nice too, but, has a thin kind of sound, not like a modern P-bass. Then again, it has a single coil vintage type pup. Sounds good too, but, it has a different kind of tone. I live in NYC, and drop into Sam Ash quite often. I usually check out a few basses whenever I buy a set of strings.


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