Maple fingerboard opinion poll

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nek07, Mar 1, 2024.

  1. Like it

    298 vote(s)
  2. Can live with it if the bass is good

    107 vote(s)
  3. Not nice but not a deal breaker

    16 vote(s)
  4. Dont like it

    19 vote(s)
  5. Should not have left the factory

    2 vote(s)
  1. I have a bass with Maple fingerboard, there is some wood...I do not even know if it is grain, but some people who have seen this bass said to me that if they had a bass like this one, they would not keep it. I am happy with it as I find that it is her "charm" and give her character, but as of simple curiosity, I would like to know how you would feel about a fingerboard looking like this:
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  2. nono


    Sep 15, 2006
    Paris, France
    Who cares, as long as it sounds good?
    dougjwray, Yonni, EagleMoon and 34 others like this.
  3. You said it yourself... I'd be fine with what I see.
    Rip Van Dan, ximun, OldBlue61 and 4 others like this.
  4. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    I see no problems with the fingerboard itself.
  5. It is really an aestetic question, because I had sone very negative comment about it, just wanted to test the water.
    hieronymous and MCF like this.
  6. AlteredCourse


    Jan 22, 2024
    Do you like the look and does it sound good? If so, the negative comments don't matter.
  7. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    We’ve all got different eyes.
    Bunk McNulty likes this.
  8. Topkat13

    Topkat13 Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Since they don't have a bass like that I wouldn't worry.
  9. Bevan777

    Bevan777 Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2019
    United Kingdom
    I’m confused, can’t see anything wrong with it.
  10. Bass Motifs

    Bass Motifs

    Aug 11, 2023
    Looks nice to me. Do you not like the colour?
    Dust2Dust likes this.

    AQUANOVA Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Santa Monica,CA
    Who are these “some people” you speak of?
  12. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Good for them.
    Please stop worrying about other peoples' opinions.
    Besides, they should be more careful about judging a stout piece of wood that could take out their teeth.
  13. Nothing wrong with that. I’d rock it. It’s figured wood. It’s not quarter-sawn or torrified, both of which add cosmetic value only. There’s sone evidence that neither adds any resistance to warping or twisting, and in fact may be more prone to it.
  14. Bevan777

    Bevan777 Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2019
    United Kingdom
    The neck on my stingray special has a similar grain pattern, and I’ve never thought it was a bad thing. IMG_0495.jpeg
  15. The guitarist in my band, a sound ingeneer I worked with sometimes, couple people in the public...
  16. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Like. Neck make from wood. Strong like bull because wood from tree. Tree original composite fiber material. If not like tree can paint uniform color.
  17. Marco Belli

    Marco Belli

    Jul 10, 2023
    I Just own the very same basso and I fell in love with his maple fingerboard.
    What's wrong with this one?
    It looks beautiful to my eyes
    andruca, pcake, Killing Floor and 2 others like this.
  18. I do not worrie, as I said, I like it as is.
    I just wanted to know if there is a common feeling about those "imperfections" (I just dont know how to call it otherwise, because it doest look like mineral streak of sort, and as a French speaking person, my vocabulary is cut short there)
  19. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    AH! My bad eyes saw "Lausanne, OH" not "CH."
    Nek07 likes this.
  20. SharpCat

    SharpCat Possibly Flat Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2023
    Ever-wet, WA
    With marks, strong like BEAR.