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Need Ric advice

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr. Mig, Apr 14, 2010.


  1. Mr. Mig

    Mr. Mig

    Sep 7, 2008
    I bought a new 09' 4003 a few months back and I was wondering what kind of wood makes up the fret board. It isn't Rosewood. I thought it might be pau ferro or padauk. It has a sort of pinkish color. Here are some pictures:
     
  2. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    According to the Ric website they're using rosewood but I know they used to use bubinga for the longest time.
     
  3. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    It is rosewood, but a special type. I forget the name, but someone will remind us both. But Ric still calls it rosewood. ok bubinga then, but it's still a type of rosewood.
     
  4. Yes, bubinga. It's african rosewood
     
  5. Mr. Mig

    Mr. Mig

    Sep 7, 2008
    Bubinga?? Never heard of it. I will look into it.
     
  6. SpamBot

    SpamBot

    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    You see Bubinga in drums a lot, it's pretty well reputed as a tonewood.
     
  7. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    Yes ... Bubinga ... it sounds a lot like Maple.

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  8. Mr. Mig

    Mr. Mig

    Sep 7, 2008
    You guys have been a really great help. I posted this link over at Rickenbacker.com so I could get some of their opinions. So far they are saying it is bubinga also.
     

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