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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mara, Dec 6, 2001.


  1. Mara

    Mara

    Jan 11, 2001
    Finland
    Maple or Rosewood? Why?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mara

    Mara

    Jan 11, 2001
    Finland
    ... should've searched more thoroughly for old threads. You can still give your opinion though.
    heh..

    -Mara
     
  3. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    you should do a search. but I prefer rosewood.
     
  4. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    but I love maple, like the look of pau ferro, and the density of ebony. Rosewood is boring.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    Back to RW for me. Couldn't control the highs with maple. RW offers a more compressed type of tone.
     
  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Next time try searching before posting a new thread, especially on something as common as this.;)

    BTW, I prefer Pau Ferro.:)
     
  7. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Depends entirely on what your needs are - different woods for different jobs.

    Rosewood, (assuming it's East Indian rosewood/palisander), - more warmth and "roundness."

    Maple, (it's northern/rock maple) - more punch and definition.

    There's no reason to limit yourself to those woods if you don't have to. Other woods with comparable hardness and density do the job as well or better.
     
  8. Player

    Player

    Dec 27, 1999
    USA Cincinnati, OH
    Uhm...... I like ebony.
     
  9. Acepiloto

    Acepiloto

    Aug 25, 2000
    I like Balsa :D :p :eek: :rolleyes: :cool:


    <----Edit: WooHoo 50 Posts
     
  10. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    Ebony of course. Black + good looking, very good sounding.
     
  11. Maple or Rosewood? Definitely Rosewood.

    For me, nothing beats Ebony (good for Fretless also) as wood, but if you like to slap, aluminium is sweet!
     
  12. Pea-NUT

    Pea-NUT

    Jul 1, 2001
    Jerseyville, IL
    Rosewood or ebony....same reasons as above.
     
  13. nanook

    nanook

    Feb 9, 2000
    Alaska
    I like babinga best.
     
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    For fretless, Phenowood, Ebony, or hard coated rosewood/whatever.

    For fretted, ebony, birdseye maple, wenge or purpleheart.