#1
Now, with my main band, I'm using a Traben Chaos Obsession (thats the ebony top one) as my main bass, now I know the obvious thing to do would be to get another Traben for a backup, but the only one's that are similar spec wise & are in my price bracket are the Array basses (& I think the bridge on them is tacky as hell).
So I'm wondering, what wood would generally sound similar to the royal paulonia body? (I've got a couple of mahogany bodied basses & they seem to sound alot different to my ears, as have the alder bodied basses that I've owned & the basswood bass I started with).
#2
you could always get another Chaos just a different model.
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