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. RobbieK


    Jun 14, 2003

    and yes.
  3. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden

    Seriously: there will be differences. Harder board will promote treble more than a less hard. More porous will promote lower frequences.
    Roughly spoken.

    OTOH, the fingerboard has a rather mikrobic impact on tone, in relation to such influences as pick-up position, strings and PLAYER !!! :bassist:
  4. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    Suburban,alchemist of bassdom, hater of curly maple, please explain to me what a "mikrobic impact" is.

    many thanks, profesorri, tutori.

  5. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Alchemist? Stupid! ;)
    Hater of curly maple? Not at all - I do think it's very much overrated, though.
    Non-anglo? Indeed! I searched my dictionaries to find a word to describe "very, very, very small impact", and that was as close as I got!:confused: Not good english, I know - and obviously, you know that, too.:oops: