Not One Of The Typical Rosewood Vs. Maple Thread

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by M-Hawk, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. M-Hawk


    Feb 22, 2009
    Metro Manila
    Hello Everyone! just wanted to know what you guys enjoy playing more rosewood or maple fingerboards? im not asking what sounds better or what feels better...cause i know its really personal preference so i wanna know what you guys play more and enjoy?maple or rosewood...thanks!
  2. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    Maple, ebony then rosewood
  3. RTL

    RTL Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Leander, TX
    Maple, Diamondwood, Ebony, then Rosewood.
  4. BassyBill

    BassyBill Still here Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Well, I suppose this isn't typical as you're not asking for comparisons in tone.

    To answer the question - er, I'm stuck. I have basses with maple and rosewood (and ebony) fingerboards, and I enjoy playing all of them. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
  5. Graphite for sound, maple for feel. Aesthetically it varies by the bass' body color.
  6. K-Frog


    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    what he said.

    I love the look of maple, then i prefer ebony and then rosewood.
  7. Soverntear


    Mar 17, 2008
    ive only played RW, but looks ebony all the way
  8. Hamerguy


    Mar 29, 2008
    I don't have a bass with a maple board, but I have a Strat with a maple board, playwise it doesn't matter to me. I prefer rosewood, or even better yet ebony, for the looks of it, it doesn't get as dirty as a worn maple neck. I know, that many like the worn look of a maple board, I don't.
  9. WarwickFan


    Feb 7, 2005
    Wenge. :D
  10. SpamBot


    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
  11. I would have to say rosewood.
  12. BassyBill

    BassyBill Still here Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Graphite? As a fingerboard material?
  13. Bassman7PM


    Mar 13, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Diamondwood? I'm not familiar with this one, pix please.
  14. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I prefer the look of rosewood.
  15. Well I guess it isn't really a fingerboard per se, but graphite necks without wood fingerboards are my preference. The surface is still graphite.
  16. Rosewood
  17. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Rosewood (Brazilian)
  18. Photoman1969


    Jun 15, 2009
    I have both but prefer maple.
  19. Rosewood fan here. Of the basses I own only two are maple and one is ebony.

    edit: forgot to mention the Modulus Q5, that's phenolic or some such?
  20. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes the tree Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Palm Coast, FL
    I have ebony, rosewood and maple and prefer a fretboard....they all sound/feel different and all sound/feel good. I like having different choices but have no preference.

    Dan K.