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Posted by steve kudela ( on December 15, 2003 at 08:18:51:

In Reply to: sounds posted by learner on December 15, 2003 at 07:16:33:

: The sound from an electric bass is created by the metal strings moving in the magnetic field of the pickups (isn't it?), so how do things like the material of the bass body, the neck, affect the sound?

hey learner first i would say that pickups amplify the sound coming off the instrument. the sound is created by the wood, strings, hardware. and fingers or pick. the wood types used in the instrument greatly affect the tone. different woods have different tonal characteristics. also ,neck thru basses sound different than bolt ons. builders combine different woods to achieve certain tonal characteristics. for instance, a walnut neck with maple stringers and ebony fretboard yields a tone that has good low end, mids , and top end. beefy and very clean. one could go on and on, but suffice to say that very definitly the wood affects tone thanks steve kudela

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