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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Altitude, Jan 26, 2006.
Does anyone play a fretless bass that has a maple fingerboard? I can't say I've ever seen one.
I used to play a fretless SX precision type bass with a maple fingerboard. Very Zingy.
You can check out the Mcbride! thread in the bassist forum. Here a link to some vids.'Boogie Woogie Waltz' features his maple neck fretless...sounds SWEEEET!
I've never owned one but I played a Jazz bass that had had the board replaced with an unlined maple board...the tone was fanstic. It was a crisp, biting growl. I loved it!
Ordered a maple/maple unlined fretless neck back in Dec. Should be here by early March.
Oh yes, I should mention before I forget, that he used a fretless w/ maple board on the "Word of Mouth Revisited" album. You can see it on the fold-out cover.
I've played a 70's fretless P-bass that had a factory standard unlined fretless maple fingerboard. Interesting tone, to say the least.
My newest bass has a related fingerboard, a product called diamondwood (also called pakka wood, rockwood, or phenowood by some people) that was made with bird's eye maple instead of the standard dyed birch (see my avatar! ). Works GREAT.
Mine is Acrylized Birdseye... great maple tone with added toughness and silky feel.
I've always loved 70's Maple board P basses.... heavenly tone to me.
Sorry to hijack the thread but... Your Roscoe is a fretless? Everytime I see it, it looks fretless, but it looks like there's small frets when I see close-ups of the neck... Are those just fret lines?
It's a lined fretless, our lines are actually aluminum, so that explains how it appears to be "small frets".
I've got a '72 Precision with maple neck that I like lots...
Oh yes, Sting has used a mpale boarded fretless too, I might add!
I have a Brice Douglas 5-string J-bass fretless that I upgraded with Bart pickups. It looks, plays and sounds great!
can't go wrong for $40
My first bass was a early 70's Precision with an unlined maple board. Played it with black nylon tape wounds. It was a great bass.
I've got a fretless maple 74 P-bass.
I like it for live playing.
A little more top end.
I found one here:
i've actually wanted to know this for a long time as well just always forgot to ask.
guess i got my answer. haha
It's a really bad neck, but it functions. It's on my bass described here. Lots of piuctures there.
Hey phil - what don't you like about the neck, out of curiosity? I was reading that thread and it left off with your planning to shim it a bit more.