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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Harpo, Feb 27, 2001.
What kind of fretboard do you like ?
There's no second "e" in "ebony".
Real, Gaboon ebony beats everything else.
But beech is also nice, like rosewood, slightly less oily, and lighter color. Nice.
except the rosewood fretboard of my rickenbacker i prefer maple fretboard with black dots
I like velvet
macassar ebony is the best
MAPLE RULES! GO CANADA!
Gaboun ebony is the best, IMO, for a wood that isn't limited to one extreme of tonal quality. But it has become so rare, that good builders have turned to mcassar. The not so good builders dye the junky ebony.
Rosewood was good but it had to be Brazilian rosewood. That's been banned from importation to the US for 25+ years.
Anyone tried a Basking Shark yet? I wonder how an aluminum finger board affects the tone?
Tried a Le Fay Fretless with aluminium fretboard once....
And Brad! You can get a bass with velvet covering on the fretboard by Jens Ritter, no k!dding!!
www.ritter-basses.com or www.luthiersaccessgroup.com
That surprises me, JMX. Thanks! In the `70's, a salesman tried to hook me up with a Kramer that had aluminum, (neck, headstock, etc.). I had no preconceptions about how it would sound. But I passed because every note I hit made me think, "Budweiser, in cans." (US brand of beer).
Kramers suck, that's true...
But the Le Fay was all wood except for the fretboard. I think I've seen a Status with aluminium fretboard once too...
cocobolo is nice. which is a type of rosewood...so dense it sinks.
never tried the Ritter velvet...want to though.
phenowood is my fave at the moment.
Hmm... I wonder how slapping on a fretless with an aluminum board would sound.
Other - granadillo
Wenge and the way!
Like a real Fender?
I knew that...no kidding
If it is fretless, phenowood or ebony.
If it has speedbumps, maple, preferably birdeye!
I am surprised to see that rosewood is so popular.
I know that some people like it, but I wonder how many people voted for rosewood who have never played ebony or pau ferro? All the characteristics of rosewood, plus better low and high end, IMHO.