Post Number: 353
|Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 4:28 pm: |
Has Alembic ever built an ash neck? Just dreaming...
(Message edited by bassjigga on June 10, 2009)
Post Number: 6188
|Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 5:39 pm: |
No, I can't remember an Ash neck. I'm not elated about trying it either. Maybe as an inner component, but not as the outside neck pair.
Post Number: 2514
|Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:21 pm: |
I agree Mica, who wants to play with a pair of ashes.
Post Number: 3931
|Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:35 pm: |
But Olie, wouldn't that be right up your alley for playing on "Ash Wednesday"?
Post Number: 2515
|Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:46 pm: |
Only in "SHUL" though Bill, BUT not on Friday night either! ;)
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 8:56 am: |
Ash necks lately have become sort of fashionable through the works of folks like Tobias (MTD) and Fodera. I also have seen that one of the luthiers over here <http://www.zebaoth-basses.de> indeed did used ash for a center laminate with maple outer laminates and whatever intermediate pieces. Maybe this indeed could be an option for fine-tuning a NT instrument's character. Presupposing one is sure about this being what one really wants... (-?!)
Well actually, I'm wondering whether the abovementioned folks use graphite inlays to stabilize their necks...
(Message edited by Heike on June 21, 2009)
Post Number: 359
|Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 2:16 pm: |
I like Matt Garrison's sound. That's what prompted the question. Granted I understand that it wouldn't necessarily sound the same in an Alembic. Just curious.
Post Number: 8234
|Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 2:44 pm: |
I couldn't find details of the bass Garrison actually plays, but looking at his signature model, I'm thinking Garrison's bass is not a neck through. So, unlike a neck through where most of the tone is coming from the neck woods, a good bit of Garrison's tone is coming from the heel block, Walnut body, and top wood. At least that's what it looks to me looking at the pictures.
Post Number: 148
|Posted on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 6:32 am: |
Always thought Ash being too soft to use in Necks... At least, I can't remember seing a specification like that.