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Thunderbird & The Ebony Fret Board

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bluewine, Nov 19, 2012.


  1. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

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    Hi,

    Anything special about the ebony fret board on my 91 Tbird or is it just cosmetic?

    Blue
     
  2. Wallace320

    Wallace320

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    And even with mahogany neckthru body kinda sustain

    Very "snappy" and more "present" than ordinary rosewood...

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  3. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

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    Cool

    Thanks

    Blue
     
  4. awilkie84

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    It's ebony!? I don't think I've ever seen ebony on an Epi.
     
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  6. Hilton Marsh

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    I like the ebony look as well. Does the Nikki Sixx Gibbo model have ebony as well?
     
  7. bluewine

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    The Nikki is an Epi, so, I think awilkie makes a good point.

    Blue
     
  8. bootsox

    bootsox

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    Ebony is an extremely hard wood, it's very stable and if you live in an area with lots of variations in the climate, it won't let the frets pop out like maple or rosewood might
     
  9. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke

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    Had a '91 also with ebony fretboard, sounded snappier to me. Preferred over the rosewood. Should have kept mine.
     
  10. Jawbone

    Jawbone

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    Not really - looks like a standard Tbird fret board.
     
  11. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

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    Cool, it's my first tbird. I have never played one with rosewood.

    I understand the neck is thinner on the 91s too.

    Blue
     

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