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John Suhr's Holy Grail of Bass. What woods ?

 
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bonga



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:41 am    Post subject: John Suhr's Holy Grail of Bass. What woods ? Reply with quote

Hey!

I have read several times about John Suhr's holy grail of guitar tone woods - Basswood body with a 3/16 maple top with a maple neck and maple fingerboard.

I want to know John's take on what according to him is the holy grail of bass tonewood.

Also, I'd like to hear from the people on the forum who play bass about what woods they prefer and why?

Cheers!!
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Suhr



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:04 pm    Post subject: suhr Reply with quote

bonga wrote:
Hey!

I have read several times about John Suhr's holy grail of guitar tone woods - Basswood body with a 3/16 maple top with a maple neck and maple fingerboard.

I want to know John's take on what according to him is the holy grail of bass tonewood.

Also, I'd like to hear from the people on the forum who play bass about what woods they prefer and why?

Cheers!!


Being as the current bass is very traditional I recommend gradational woods unless you want figured maple. Really hard to go wrong with Rosewood fingerboard and an Alder Body. Or Maple neck and a swamp ash body for more piano like bottom
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bonga



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more question for you John, do you place the jazz pickups in the 60's or the 70's positions ? And do you have a preference ?

Thanks
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rastap



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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: suhr Reply with quote

Mahogany with a Koa top would be the shite! Expensive but worth it.

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bonga wrote:
Hey!

I have read several times about John Suhr's holy grail of guitar tone woods - Basswood body with a 3/16 maple top with a maple neck and maple fingerboard.

I want to know John's take on what according to him is the holy grail of bass tonewood.

Also, I'd like to hear from the people on the forum who play bass about what woods they prefer and why?

Cheers!!


Being as the current bass is very traditional I recommend gradational woods unless you want figured maple. Really hard to go wrong with Rosewood fingerboard and an Alder Body. Or Maple neck and a swamp ash body for more piano like bottom
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