#1
How much of a difference does the bodywood actually make in a high end bass like an Alembic or a Jerzy Drozd or something like that?

For instance ash or mahogany...

and just out of curiosity, what's a general rule of thumb for choosing woods based on desired sounds?

I mean, if I wanted to cut my own body out of wood, and I wanted a smooth but punchy sound that focused a little more on having a good solid feel to the mids rather than having a crystal clear sound, what would I go for?

*i know nothing of these things*
#3
Quote by salsawords

indeed.

I might add that mahogany is not a great wood for bass, IMO.
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#4
Quote by Rock_Bassist
How much of a difference does the bodywood actually make in a high end bass like an Alembic or a Jerzy Drozd or something like that?

For instance ash or mahogany...

and just out of curiosity, what's a general rule of thumb for choosing woods based on desired sounds?

I mean, if I wanted to cut my own body out of wood, and I wanted a smooth but punchy sound that focused a little more on having a good solid feel to the mids rather than having a crystal clear sound, what would I go for?

*i know nothing of these things*
I get this from my MIJ Aerodyne Jazz Bass, Basswood body, and warmer than both Alder and Ash, but not as warm as Mahogany.

Check out http://www.warmoth.com/Bass/Options/WoodDescriptions.aspx

#5
^basswood or purpleheart, or koa or korina.
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