Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Re: Opinions on wood wanted for project
I have a Blaze in a mahogany Ibanez 7, and a TZ7 in a basswood 7.
The mahogany/Blaze combo will yield a fatter sound than the Blaze in basswood. The mahogany fills out the mids (in a VERY pleasing way. Almost like old EVH to my ears) and tames the Blaze's brightness. But the Blaze adds some much-needed treble to the mahogany, and you still get that nice, lush 3D character of the Blaze. Of the two, I prefer the sound of the Blaze/mahog combo to the TZ7/basswood combo, so, I'd go with mahogany for the Blaze. The two seem to like each other
The Blaze would probably also sound good in Korina wood, and maybe even walnut. Any wood with a bit of a midrange spike and smoother treble response I would think. If you don't like the Blaze/UV sound, then probably best to avoid woods with a strong, clear fundamental like basswood, maple, and probably ash or alder (although ya never know I guess.)