#1
Hi, My friend went on vacation for a month and his 21 birthday is coming up and I wanted to do something awesome, Hes an amazing bassist... So im going to make a bass for him. Ive made a few since I started in Grade 10, Im now In college. Im asking just a simple question, What sounds better with a bass, Chambered body or hollow, He's always talking about he wants something like that... Im making it with a tele style bass body, maple neck and fretboard, Seymour Duncan '57's P Bass pickups, 21 frets, with a Swash Ash body... What sounds better, and has a nice rich sustainable tone?

Thanks!
#2
Damn dude... i wanna be your friend!!

With a Tele-style body, i'd go with a semi-hollow, hands down!.

Check out the G&L ASAT semi-hollow. http://www.glguitars.com/instruments/USA/basses/asat-bass-semihollow/index.asp


With basses, i usually preffer a short-scale with a hollow body (Hoffner/Gretsch), or else it tends to neck-dive pretty badly.
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#4
a bass body with a slab of wood sounds much better as bass frequencies travel better in solids than air.
#6
air has stuff to do with it. it doesn't make it better or worse, just different. chambering will make it sound more or less like a solid body and just be lighter.

actually routing a large section out on the bass side will improve low end frequencies I beleive.
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