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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by richbassboy, Nov 20, 2010.
This has been done 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times.
That being said I vote maple.
(cant wait for my ATK..blowout special )
on all accounts
though if I had my druthers I'd have one of unobtanium
I'd like to insert something here about the tonal superiority of maple, and the fantastic playability inherent in maple fretboards, but that's just my bias (and my BS). Nothing scientific here; I'm just a maple guy.
When it comes down to it, I just love the way a maple fretboard looks. My ear isn't good enough to tell the difference in fretboard wood when playing, but my eyes still work well enough that I will pick maple over rosewood 99.9% of the time.
maple, between those two. but it's just for the looks, because I still don't believe such a thin piece of wood actually makes that big of a difference for the tone. that being said, I'm currently playing a wenge one, and liking it a lot
ebony for fretless.
I like RW for P and P/J basses...
I like Maple for Ash bodied Jazz basses, and Geddy styles (Alder/Maple)
Ebony for fretless...
What is it that you want to discuss exactly?
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I hear Balsa cures neckdive.
I like ebony.
Maple for Fretted
Ebony for Fretless
Goncalo Alves. Yes sir.
for me rosewood.
Ebony for everything. But don't tell everyone or we'll run out.
Best if 99% go for maple as it's cheap.
Board wood makes more difference than body wood to the sound I believe.
It seems to me that maple seems to have a rounder tone, and rosewood seems to be punchier and slightly more harsh. I like both and have basses with both maple and rosewood fretboards.
Pao Ferro... it's like rosewood and maple had tree baby bastards.
I have had ebony and maple fretless, and I have had ebony and maple and rosewood fretted. (Still have several)
Overall, I prefer ebony. IHMO, it looks better and sounds better. But, I like coffee-flavored ice cream. Fortunately, Baskin-Robbins has at least two or three flavors.