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Fretboard Wood

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by flea claypool, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    for general all round use slapping and fingers wat would have a more balanced tone or is there much difference

    Which would ye Recommend
    Ebony or Brazilian rosewood?
    Aurin :)
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I would recomend Brazilian Rosewood just because it is my favorite type of Rosewood and pretty. A lot of people like ebony but ive never really dug it.
  3. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    IMO ebony is brighter and has a quicker attack. Rosewood is a bit warmer sounding.

    I'd probably go with rosewood.
  4. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    Ebony. "Black" ebony looks great. It can be gray or even a little brownish, which defeats the purpose. As far as tone, combined with neck wood, body wood, & electronics, I just could not hear any real difference between it & rosewood.
  5. Most production basses that have ebony boards dye their wood. Ebony is very seldom black.
  6. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    really never knew about that? mines black and i dont think its died. look in photo in sig. my vote is for ebony also, really dense and bright.
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Maple... that's my choice :bassist:
  8. Mac Ebony or Pau Ferro for all around stuff.
  9. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    Whats the body? Pau Ferro/Morado has a nice balance between Maple/Rosewood, it also depends on your personal tastes.
  10. Granite!

    *shrug* never even played anything with a stone fretboard, but the idea is pretty wierd.


  11. If it's black, chances are very good that it is dyed.