MusicMan 5strings... Maple or Rosewood?!?

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by Piedro, Aug 1, 2001.

  1. Piedro


    Jan 23, 2001
    Montréal, Qc, Canada
    Endorsing Aguilar Amp product.
    After much months of shoppings.. i've made my choice on a ErnieBall Music Man Stingray 5strings... but i don't know what difference have the neck, in maple or rosewood on the sound, the "attack" of the notes, or the confortability on playing...

    Can your experience help me ?!?

    (scuze me if my english sucks a little bit, i'm french-Canadian..)

    thanks a lot...
  2. Don't post your questions on more than one forum, it is not good. Spank you.
  3. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Sorry it has taken be so long to respond. I have been away, teaching at the National Summer Guitar Workshop these past few weeks.

    Maple fingerboards are usually brighter sounding. But personally, I like the feel of rosewood or Ebony better because they are unfinished I also like the touch of warmth they provide. The finished boards of maple necks make repair much more difficult as well.