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Can anyone describe the tonal difference between the two?
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Does anybody know.
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I have a Black Tiger 5 and I want a White Tiger 5. Or a tiger maple with mahogany core. Looking to get it before winter this year.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:16 AM
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Cool Maple..

Desmond, to me, Maple topped basses that we make have a warmer feel with less mids than do Walnut topped basses. The Lows are thicker and the highs tighter due to having less natural mids.

With a White Tiger model, the Walnut core is used to enhance the mids.

A mahogany core would be different in coloring the sound of the Maple. Usually a tight warm sound.

Also, there is a bit of variation in all of the woods so there is no exact answer. Just the general sounds these combinations produce.
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Now that I have the maple/maple, I totally see what you mean. Its like the bass doesn't have the aggression my 5TN has. I don't think my bass has really formed into its true tone yet though.
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Now that I have the maple/maple, I totally see what you mean. Its like the bass doesn't have the aggression my 5TN has. I don't think my bass has really formed into its true tone yet though.
Update: My 5EG maple/maple has finally come into its tone. That bass sounds awesome. It is working its way up to replace my 5TN as my #1 bass. Now I am thinking of another wood combination to get...
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Update: My 5EG maple/maple has finally come into its tone. That bass sounds awesome. It is working its way up to replace my 5TN as my #1 bass. Now I am thinking of another wood combination to get...
Ok, let me know if you need help interpreting those thoughts into words and woods!
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