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Fingerboard Wood

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by joeviau, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. joeviau


    Jul 9, 2002
    Rhode Island
    Can fingerboard wood influence the sound of an electric bass? Would an ebony fingerboard bass have a different sound than say a rosewood or pau ferro fingerboard bass?
  2. I believe the fretboard and the neck have more influence on the sound of your bass than the body.
    The Warmoth.com website give some explenations.
  3. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    Of course the neck matters more than the body. A lot more too.

    To my understanding, the fingerboard wood makes some difference. I think Maple is supposed to sound really bright, Rosewood is kind of normal whatever that may be, and Pao Ferro and Ebony (which sound about the same to me) sound nice. It's hard for me to describe, so sorry about my lack of useful adjectives, but that's the nice way that the good world bounces.
  4. I love Cocobolo on Maple, is as rosewood with plus plus, hard as stone if you try your nails on it they'll break. Inspiring response.