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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Starbucker, Jul 20, 2005.
My vote goes for maple, but I want to see what the rest of you prefer.
I wonder how much difference is actually heard in a live performance with a big bucnh of cone area and a big handful of watts. That having been said, I kinda want a maple next.
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Depends on the sound you are after. Personally I like maple.
maple fretboard has bright sound than rosewood right?
I've got an experiment going. I have a Fender P Bass Deluxe with a maple neck. I've just bought a Deluxe series Rosewood neck on ebay. I going to do a switch over this weekend. I'm sure there will be a difference in sound un-amplified, but as was said before... you add speakers and lots of watts and the sound is colored totally.
I'll post a comparison next week
Both, depending on the situation. I've been a rosewood guy for most of my playing life, but recently with the combination of my latest "acquasition" and the opportunity to play a friend's/Name Player's" top-'o-the-line custom bass I've gained an large appreciation for the acoustic "snap" of maple and I think my next step up (to "high-end"/"custom-made") will be maple fretboard for the fretted.
...and in an interesting note, I mentioned this to the Name Player, who noted the exact opposite - that he was thinking of picking up a rosewood-based bass as "he missed that flavor sometimes" (his previous endorsement/main player was rosewood.)
Diff'rent strokes for different folk and different situations.
Maple for looks and feel.
i prefer dry tones. why for me? i think rosewood
I prefer the look of rosewood, but I'm so unattracted to most maple necks, that I couldn't tell ya anything about tonal preference.
On a fretted bass, rosewood. On a fretless, ebony.
On a P-Bass, usually maple. On a Jazz bass, usually rosewood. Fretless, who cares as long as it's epoxied?
There isn't all that much difference (to me anyways) sound-wise so it all depends on the bass...
three tone sunburst jazz = rosewood
black precision = maple
smperry do you have a bigger pic of the bass that's your avatar?
I've always liked the way that maple looked, but I've always had basses with rosewood, simply because that's what was available when I bought those basses.
Going strictly by feel, I'd have to say I prefer rosewood 'boards on basses. Yet for g****ars I like maple better.
I dig a good maple board; however, I don't like them too glossy looking. Many people say that maple boards sound too bright; but if you have good electronics, you should have a wide tonal palette.
Here is my dream MTD with a delicious maple board.
I'd personally go with maple, I just think it goes better than rosewood.
But it depends, I like rosewood fingerboards as long as the headstock is black or matches the fingerboard. But if the fingerboard is roasewood and the headstock is white then I think it looks ugly. Just my 0.02$
How about a Rose of the Mountain board like this?