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Intermediate Member
Username: altgrendel

Post Number: 125
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 - 8:12 am:   Edit Post

Anyone ever order bloodwood as the main part of the neck on their bass? Curious as to what the results were.

Or if anyone just wants to provide opinions...
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 818
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 8:22 pm:   Edit Post

I have a David King fretless 5 with a bloodwood fingerboard. It's been great. The neck is mahogany and the sound is perfect.
Username: mica

Post Number: 7112
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2010 - 6:17 pm:   Edit Post

I don't think we've used it before. I've never seen one first hand, and I've never run across it (or Satine as it is also called) as a neck wood in the instrument files, but I haven't read every file.

As a main neck wood, I would think it to be rather heavy. I know, weird to hear me comment about a heavy guitar. From density alone, it should give a good bright sound. The structure of the wood may enhance other aspects of the sound, but you'd have to make 2 similar instruments with that one variable changed to try to start learning what it really does, and if the trade off of added weight is worth it.
Username: eddieg

Post Number: 27
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 9:47 am:   Edit Post

Hey Guys: Blood wood is a very sturdy wood to use as a support strip because of it's density. It would be heavy as a main neck wood though! It's real close to ebony on the janka scale for density.

Hey guys : I have a project in the works that requires another opinion? what kind of tone would the combination of 100 year old curley cherry top and bottom and a vermillion core produce. Off the top of your heads????


Peace. See ya down range !


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