SWAMP ASH VS. ALDER

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SWAMP ASH VS. ALDER

Post by donnyII » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:33 pm

would any of you guys choose swamp ash over alder? Is there a big difference in sound?
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Re: SWAMP ASH VS. ALDER

Post by FireAarro » Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:51 pm

Ash takes more work to finish, and is generally reputed to have a bit of a brighter sound. If there really is that much a difference is up to your ears.
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Re: SWAMP ASH VS. ALDER

Post by mezcalhead » Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:59 pm

I think the main reason it often gets chosen is because it usually has a nice grain that shows through a trans finish.

If I was planning a solid colour, I'd probably stick with alder unless I had to get everything sounding as bright as possible for some reason.
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Re: SWAMP ASH VS. ALDER

Post by evoluzione » Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:40 am

Yes there is a BIG difference in sound..
My vote is for Ash.....all day long.
Much brighter, resonant, clearer.

After Ash, there is no going back.

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Re: SWAMP ASH VS. ALDER

Post by mVI » Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:49 am

I too vote for ash my Bass VI from USACG is swamp ash and the sound is much much brighter. Perfect for what i was after sound wise from my VI

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Re: SWAMP ASH VS. ALDER

Post by donnyII » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:54 pm

i want clear, but i also go for a really midrangey tone, with medium over drive. How do you think ash would go with that description. Oh, also  im gonna be using a seymour duncan QP in the bridge. Any idea?
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