Ibanez SR300 with maple vs rosewood fretboard

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rydin4lifebass, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. I have an Ibanez SR300 with a rosewood fretboard, which I absolutely love. I've been looking for a new or used SR500 or another SR300 and saw some of the 300's with maple fretboards. I wasn't aware that these were made with maple boards. Does anyone have experience with both and what you felt were the major differences between the two?
  2. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    I have one of each. I seriously cant believe they are so cheap. The maple fb gives ghe bass a bit of a brighter tone. It growls every bit as good as my Geddy Jazz, and is about 4lbs lighter. The rw board is a little warmer. I am contemplating 2 more sr300 seris basses. One for flats or tapes and a fretless sr370. Inever cared for the ele tronics in the older versions, but the newer ones are awesome. I just wish I could get the maple fb on a sunburst like they did a few years ago. Ihad a 5ver andliked it, if it was a 4 banger I would still have it