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Does this fingerboard entice or deter you?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SleepyShark, Sep 9, 2019.


  1. That fingerboard makes we want the thing even more!

    21.4%
  2. I'd have no problem buying that if it plays well.

    45.9%
  3. Ew. No way. I wouldn't buy it no matter how well it plays.

    32.7%
  1. SleepyShark

    SleepyShark

    Feb 28, 2018
    The Low End
    See poll.

    Just curious as to the reception here. Going to withhold my opinion.

    Fender American Elite Jazz as seen on an online retailer. Ebony fingerboard.

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  2. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    It looks like wood. ;)

    Truthfully, figured ebony means it wasn't dyed, so that's usually a plus for me.
    That said, this, while not objectionable, is not one of my favorite examples of figured ebony...
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
  3. Well, I'm not anal-retentive about fingerboard aesthetics, but of all the "flaws" I've seen, that qualifies as one very happy accident in my book. Almost looks intentional. If it's a player, I'd have no problem with that.
     
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  4. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    California
    My Elite fiver has a stripe on the fingerboard that's not quite that large but it's noticeable. I love it.
     
    packhowitzer and lowdownthump like this.
  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    00 images2b2.

    looks are for kids. :D


    i was a kid once!
     
  6. Thought the poll concerned the blocks :laugh:

    Stripe or no stripe it has blocks so a big no-no from me.
     
    giacomobass and Oddly like this.
  7. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    It looks beautiful
     
    xaosbass, GregC, The Mogpipe and 2 others like this.
  8. SleepyShark

    SleepyShark

    Feb 28, 2018
    The Low End
    Is this Stig Pedersen's TalkBass account? :roflmao:

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    lz4005, JRA, sludgetail and 1 other person like this.
  9. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    Looks great on that particular bass. I’ve seen some sunburnt models with that type of figuring in the ebony and it looks beautiful !!
     
  10. Looks nice!
     
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  11. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Doesn't do anything for me.
    In fact I believe it'd drive me mad having what looks like an unfinished neck.
    Also it's got blocks which I dislike.
     
  12. While I don't particularly like the wood colouring on the fingerboard, It looks like a lovely bass.
     
  13. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue

    Sep 29, 2018
    Lebanon, TN
    Looks like crap.
     
    lfmn16, bobba66, Mili and 2 others like this.
  14. DirtDog

    DirtDog

    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    I’d need to take a Sharpie to that.
     
  15. chris_b

    chris_b

    Jun 2, 2007
    So far I've never owned a bass with blocks. They don't put me off but the grey body would!
     
  16. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    California
    It's funny how people today want cookie-cutter things that look mass produced.
     
  17. BurtMacklinFBI

    BurtMacklinFBI Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2018
    I love it.
     
    GregC, JRA, TonyP- and 1 other person like this.
  18. MattZilla

    MattZilla

    Jun 26, 2013
    CNY
    Sheckshay!



    When did guhhhhFindirrrr finally start putting a spoke wheel on the truss rod?!

    Now I'm not really considering used mexis anymore..

    Edit: and I thought Elites only came with coffee table tops? dam.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
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  19. I'd pass. Esthetics aren't everything, but it's still something I consider if I'm spending serious money on a bass.
     
  20. Raw N Low

    Raw N Low If I can't hear it, hopefully I'll feel it Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Denver, Colorado
    Don't bother me none. I think it looks classy.
     
    Spidey2112, JRA and lowdownthump like this.

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