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:
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.
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