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378: how wood choice affects tone with Seth Kimmel

378: how wood choice affects tone with Seth Kimmel

I'm so pumped to bring you today's episode covering the tonal differences of various woods with Seth Kimmel!  Seth is an awesome luthier located in Eugene, Oregon.  I had the chance to play some of his basses at the 2017 International Society of Bassists Convention and was blown away. Seth uses a wide variety of woods for his basses, including: maple walnut myrtle spruce pine cedar redwood We dig into the tonal characteristics of these various woods today.  Totally fascinating! I took notes on everything that Seth covered and put them all into a PDF.   If you have our Contrabass Conversations app, the PDF is included with this episode in the bonus content. There's a link to download this at as well. Check out all luthier episodes at Contrabass Conversations is sponsored by: The Upton Bass String Instrument Company.  Upton's Bostonian was conceived at the 2009 International Society of Double Bassists conventio