maple vs. rosewood fretboard.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by coffee-sipper, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. coffee-sipper


    Jul 10, 2003
    Raleigh NC
    What are the major differences in these two woods for fretboards? - maple vs. rosewood fretboard
  2. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Maple will generally have a brighter sound than rosewood, which is darker, deeper sounding. But of course there are many exceptions.
  3. The fretboard wood can have an impact on tone, especially on fretless basses. Similar to the rule of thumb for body woods, the harder the wood, the brighter the tone. Warmoth describes many of the common woods used for necks and fretboards. When talking about both fingerboard and body woods, remember that there are many other factors that determine a bass' sound.