Ebony vs Maple

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bas_anton, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. Is there a big difference in sound between these woods (fingerboard). As I understand it both woods are really hard.
    I play both finger and slap. The body is made of ash.
  2. You may want to do a search, if you haven't done one already.

    To sum up, maple is more open sounding and snappier sounding. Ebony is more compressed and warmer sounding. Maple is probobly best for slap, and ebony is probobly best for fingerstyle, but they both can sound good with either technique. If you want to get close to the sound of a Fender, you'd probobly be better off with maple. If you're looking for something more modern, then go with ebony.