Stop hating on Pau Ferro! you don't even know anything about the wood. Pau Ferro is a wood of many names, and is sometimes called Morado: and because the wood is so similar in appearance and working properties to rosewood, it is also sometimes referred to as Bolivian or Santos Rosewood. The wood has been used in various capacities as a substitute for the endangered Brazillian Rosewood. Although the wood is not technically in the Dalbergia genus, it’s in a closely-related genus (Machaerium) and contains the same sensitizing compounds found in rosewoods—about as close to a true rosewood as a wood can get without actually being a Dalbergia species. Pau Ferro has a Janka Hardness of 1,960 lbf (8,710 N) and Indian Rosewood has a Janka Hardness of 2,440 lbf (10,870 N) So Indian Rosewood is actually harder than Pau Ferro by 480 Ft. lbs of force. I love both kinds of wood so much so I just ordered an older Fender MIM FSR Ash body Jazz bass with Rosewood Fingerboard to sit next to my current Fender MIM FSR Ash body Jazz bass with Pau Ferro fingerboard. I'm trying to figure out why everyone is saying the Pau Ferro boards are tighter and brighter sounding than the obviously harder Rosewood fingerboards. I guess its just a "scientific" reason to buy another bass lol.