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Old 03-11-2009, 12:02 AM
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Arrow core wood help

i plan to order a ken smith high-end bass,quilted maple is my favotite choice for top and back,jazz walking bass is my major, now i wonder which wood is my best choce for the core, west quilted maple or mahogany?thx
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:10 AM
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i plan to order a ken smith high-end bass,quilted maple is my favotite choice for top and back,jazz walking bass is my major, now i wonder which wood is my best choce for the core, west quilted maple or mahogany?thx
The western maple core would give a smoother deeper sound for jazz.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:13 AM
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The western maple core would give a smoother deeper sound for jazz.
and how about mahogany?
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:40 AM
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and how about mahogany?
Similar but not as thick sounding as the maple core would be.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:38 AM
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Similar but not as thick sounding as the maple core would be.
THX VERY MUCH, maybe maple is my first choice
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Cool Other choices....

There are other choices and I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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What would a Walnut/walnut/walnut (below) sound like compared to a Walnut/maple/walnut combo?


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Old 12-01-2009, 09:13 AM
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What would Walnut/walnut/walnut sound like compared to a Walnut/maple/walnut combo?
Being that the sound comes mainly from the Top in my experience and the core flavors the Top's sound I would have to say it would add a little edge that the Walnut usually has rather than adding spread which the Maple would do.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:20 AM
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Being that the sound comes mainly from the Top in my experience and the core flavors the Top's sound I would have to say it would add a little edge that the Walnut usually has rather than adding spread which the Maple would do.

Thanks Ken,

So, would you say the W/W/W would be a more "aggressive" toned bass than the W/M/W? Mainly I play Urban Gospel and Smooth Jazz.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:06 AM
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So, would you say the W/W/W would be a more "aggressive" toned bass than the W/M/W? Mainly I play Urban Gospel and Smooth Jazz.
I would say so but the difference is subtle.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:25 AM
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I would say so but the difference is subtle.
Thanks Ken this has helped me out considerably.
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I say get a brighter sounding wood bass...

always better to roll off treble then try adding it...
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