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    I just stripped this project guitar body down by the heat gun and scraper method (thanx for mentioning it in a recent reply Rol.) The body has the mineral streaks in it like basswood is described, but it is heavy. Is there any other wood that has mineral streaks?

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    My guess is Korina, or maybe Poplar.
    But what do I know? [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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    Try this, Young Jedi...
    http://www.warmoth.com/common/goodwood.htm [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]

    [ October 09, 2002, 11:42 AM: Message edited by: el_jalepeno ]

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    This is the source that I speak of, looks like basswood, smells like basswood, tastes like bass wood, must be basswood, but it is heavy. oocheeungala!

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    Originally posted by bobthyfan:
    This is the source that I speak of, looks like basswood, smells like basswood, tastes like bass wood, must be basswood, but it is heavy. oocheeungala!
    When you say "heavy", are you comparing it to a similar body?

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    It seems to weigh more than the olp axis.

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    Basswood is typically a very light wood but that doesn't mean all basswood is light. Moisture content, where it was taken from all play a role.

    I have a swamp ash body, something that is typically light, well my body weighs almost as much, if not the same as a Paul.
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    Originally posted by bobthyfan:
    It seems to weigh more than the olp axis.
    That is also made from basswood, right? Yea, some woods will typically weigh different than others. What matters is how poros the wood is so you know what to expect when painting. On a basswoiod body I had, I had to actually strip the sealer off becuase it just couldn't not get a good bite in the wood. I took my chanes and painted without the sealer, and it turned out great... Some woods would soak up all of your color and give you a faded look, so the porosness is important... [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    I think it is basswood because, it has the mineral streaks plus it is getting dinged up really easy. Could the inserts for the floyd Rose make it heavier than normal?

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    Originally posted by bobthyfan:
    I think it is basswood because, it has the mineral streaks plus it is getting dinged up really easy. Could the inserts for the floyd Rose make it heavier than normal?
    The inserts shouldn't be noticeable. Now, if you had the whole Floyd on there...

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    For what it's worth, I had a wolfgang, with a basswood body at one time, that was a friggin boat anchor.
    Like Homeunit says, although basswood's considered a light wood you can get a peice that's pretty heavy in weight.

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    look at some of the bodies Warmoth has in their thrift shop, they usually list weight...just as a point of reference.
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