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Ebony or Epoxy

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by MCT, Mar 15, 2006.


  1. MCT

    MCT

    Apr 11, 2005
    Can someone post the sound difference between an Ebony finger board and an epoxied fingerboard? Because I have a MIM fretless Jazz bass, and I'm looking to do something to the fingerboard to make it harder, it's rosewood right now. The rosewood is too soft for some of the slapping that I'm doing on it. Much help would be appreciated.
     
  2. WillCO

    WillCO An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure.

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Not sure this belongs in the Recordings forum, but...

    I've got a Yamaha TRB5 with a rosewood fingerboard that sounds great slapped. The video for "Underthe Bridge" (which I just happened to see again the other day) shows Flea playing a 'ray with a rosewood board. In fact, lots of guys slap on rosewood boards.

    Are you sure the problem is the board? What's happening, exactly?
     
  3. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Did you miss that hes playing with a fretless bass?
     
  4. WillCO

    WillCO An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure.

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    As a matter of fact I did.
     
  5. MCT

    MCT

    Apr 11, 2005
    Yeah. On a fretted bass I don't mind at all, it's a fretless problem tho.