Badside has it. To me every single guitar I've had with basswood has a spongier bottom and less bright tone, pretty dull IOW. it's fat sounding but lacks the chime and strat stuff.
I think it's cool tho' for helping get a thicker tone esp. if you have a stiff neck which is bright sounding. With ash, that neck might sound thin.
Easier said then done if you never have analyzed guitars to the point where you know what wood sounds like what, what bridge, etc etc. Granted, it's a long learning process and not for everyone. But heres what it did for me...i can now go look at guitars and i know which ones will work for me w/o even playing them. In the past before i started swapping parts and building strats i have no idea what would get me the sound and feel i really wanted, so i picked guitars based on the overall vibe i'd get and the look. Problem is, that is often completely useless in telling you how you'll like it a month or 3 down the road. And because of that i used to buy and sell guitars so often my friends figured i should become a dealer. I rarely found one i could bond with and enjoy for any length of time. Now i pretty much hit it no less than 50% of the time, probably more like 80. For the last 20 years i have probably bought as many as i did in most any given 2-3 year period back before i learned what sounds like what. So IMO "micro analyzing" is valuable. It was for me anyways.buy whichever particular guitar does it for you and forget about the micro-analyzing.