#1
I'm deciding on building a bass that will be used mainly for metal. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but metal basses have a really bright tone.

I was thinking about getting maple for the body, but what do you think would be a good wood for a bright metal sound?
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#2
I'd do alder with J pickups, since they're quite bright.
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#3
Maple is bright, but also heavy. You might have to put cavities in a bass in order to make bearable.
#4
alder. deff
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