...as a fretboard wood ? I have a new custom bass in the making. I really like the feel and tone of ebony fretboards, but for this one I'm looking for something visually different, yet keeping hardness and bright deep tone of ebony. I can't stand rosewood. I'm seriously considering Purpleheart, but actually have no clue about the way it may sound used as a fretboard. Clues welcome. Any other idea ? The bass is a 35" 5 string neckthru design. neck is a 5 piece honduras mahogany with purpleheart stripes. Alder wings, pau ferro top.