Hi folks, I'm being tempted by a birdseye maple fingerboarded 7 stringer. I play a lot of Jazz and folk/singer songwriter gigs/sessions and wondered if you thought a maple board can be mellow enough for those styles? I'd have to buy it on approval to try it and find out... The bass I'm considering has Bart soaps for pickups. Not sure yet what model. They look similar to the ones Tobias used in the old Tobiases. Thanks for the help. Jim T.