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At Anaconda Basses we use a selection of timbers which compliment the timbers selected for the body.  Hard rock Maple is our timber of choice for strong stable necks with great tone.  For fingerboards, in addition to classics such as Maple, Ebony and Rosewood, exotic timbers such as Birdseye Maple, Roasted Birdseye Maple, Wenge, Walnut are available.

 

All timbers are selected to give the Basses excellent sustain and distinctive, balanced, punchy tone that cuts through any mix.

Maple:

For our fingerboards, we use Hard Rock Maple which is a very dense, heavy timber.  It feels smooth to the touch and is a favourite timber of many bass players.

 

Tone: Bright clear highs with good low mid punch, growl and snap. Strong lows.

 

We use mostly flatsawn Maple, but quartersawn Maple is available upon request and at additional cost.

 

Finish: Required

Neck and fingerboard timbers

Neck and Fingerboard timbers

Neck construction:

The timbers used and construction of our necks play a huge part in the overall tone of our basses.  We believe the more rigid the neck, the better the transfer of energy to the body, resulting in stronger fundamentals, better dynamics, better note consistency and sustain.

 

First we lay the foundation for the tone by using rock solid timbers.  Canadian Rock maple is as good as it gets.  Strong and stable with great tonal qualities, clarity and punch and consistency.  By default, all our Elite Models have 5-piece necks which combine Rock Maple with Wenge or Walnut stringers for the best balance of tone, strength and stability.  On our Standard models, three piece necks are the default, with the option for one piece construction.  Strength, stability and tone remain our primary goals.

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Walnut:

Compared to the timber above, Walnut is a less dense and more porous timber.  

 

Tone: Warm with good low mid punch and clarity.

 

Finish: Not required

Birdseye Maple:

Stunning timber which adds an exotic look to any instrument.  It is a light creamy colour with circular (birdseye) patterns.  Smooth fast feel.

 

Tone: Bright clear highs with good low mid punch, growl and snap. Strong lows.

 

Finish: Required

Roasted Birdseye Maple:

Stunning timber which adds an exotic look to any instrument.  It is a Honey to medium brown colour with circular (birdseye) patterns.  Smooth fast feel.

 

Tone: Bright clear highs with good low mid punch, growl and snap. Strong lows.

 

Finish: Not required

Ebony:

This is an excellent timber for fingerboards.  It is extremely dense and hard and has a very smooth, fast feel.  If you do a lot of chordal playing and soloing or slapping, then Ebony should be on your shorlist of fingerboard timbers. Ebony is our timber of choice for Fretless basses.

 

Tone: Excellent clarity, brightness, dynamics, sustain, growl and punch.  Sounds a little compressed in the upper mids.

 

Finish: Not required

Rosewood:

Very popular fingerboard timber.  It is very balanced across the frequency spectrum and is a great choice for pretty much any style of music.  Feel smooth and fast.  Unfortunately, because of the new The new CITES ruling, will restrict our use of Rosewood in basses for export internationally.

 

Tone: Less bright and brittle in the top end than Ebony.  Greater warmth and excellent dynamics, growl, punch and snap and a full fal low end.

 

Finish: Not required

Wenge:

This is an excellent timber for fingerboards.  Itlooks great when quartersawn with a distinctive flicked pattern.  It is extremely dense and hard and has a coarse, natural feel. If quartersawn, it doesn't feel coarse.

 

Tone: Bright, clear, articulate tone with shimmering highs, plenty of strong midrange punch and growl plus a strong fundamental with lots of sustain.

 

Finish: Not required