Maple and Rosewood

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lazy, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. Lazy


    May 30, 2001
    Vancouver BC
    What really is the difference besides the color and look of maple and rosewood necks??
    I've played both and it seems that maple necks offered more "snap" when I was slapping, but the salesman said that maple is smoother and there really is no tonal differences.

    Any input??
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Listen to your ears and not the salesperson...

  3. jpwinters

    jpwinters Guest

    Aug 22, 2002
    Norfolk, Va
    The salesman is full of it with a sh in front of it. Maple fretboards are brighter. Rosewood fretboards have a darker tone unless there is a urethane finish on the rosewood neck. I like the feel of rosewood boards.