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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by b525, Apr 15, 2014.
Not true. I play a Maple Fingerboard, and I do VERY well.
Causation or Correlation, my friend? Perhaps were you a rosewood player, you'd not even have time to contribute to the thread due to the unrelenting female attention.
My five string has a rosewood, and I notice a major valley when I play that on certain songs. All of a sudden, they are noticing the lead guitar player. Luckily, I only bring it out once a night.
Good enough for me. I'm only gigging with maple next time. Oh, how does birds eye factor in?
I don't know. Never tried it.
I play a rosewood neck and I get boobies flashed at me from time to time. Hmmm.... maybe it's my fantastic good looks....... Nope , old , bald and grey. Maybe it's my dynamic personality on stage.... Nope , the lead singer cover all that stuff. No doubt about it then , it's the rosewood neck.
Michael Jackson asked a similar question once....
Dyed/tinted epoxy (or painted to your preference + clear epoxy top coat) works great. I'm not sure how worth it would be to do a fretted neck simply because (to do it right) you'd have to defret/refret everything, but for a fretless you could pull it off pretty easily and it'll sound quite good. Thin the epoxy to work it, and you can wet sand the dried epoxy to dull down the shiny if desired.
Since you like the look of the maple (birdseye or flamed makes an incredible looking neck and fingerboard btw), but prefer the sound of an unfinished neck, just go with a maple neck and fingerboard that has tung oil on it as opposed to the polyurethane or lacquer. It's the poly that has a lot to do with the extra brightness of a maple fingerboard.
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