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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Coleman, Mar 6, 2004.
which one do u feeling like?
Rosewood plays good. Maple feels good.
But I vote for Ebony.(other)
I like the feel of a rosewood board, but I prefer my bass with the maple board.
maple neck and board is my preference....
but my naughty side lusts for some Wenge
Ebony for me
I think I'd have to go with ebony on this one too, although Rosewood is probobly my second choice. I;m not too crazy about the feel or sound of a maple fingerboard.
A week ago I'd have said maple. Now I've got my sparkly new Stingray I have to say rosewood: IMHO it looks better (well, depending on the bass, of course), feels nicer and any worries I had about it adversely affecting the brightness of the tone have now been dispelled.
Of course once I get into fretless playing I'll change my mind again, fickle creature that I am.
i like the unified look of maple. i like the feel of the finish too.
I like Rosewood... at first I was worried it wouldn't be bright enough for slap but it's great. My Jazz with an ash body and rosewood fingerboard is the most versatile axe I've played in a while.
I like the look and feel of Rosewood a lot more. I've played alot more basses with a rosewood neck, though.
I really don't care. On Precisions, I tend to like Maple, but it depends more one bass for me than the fingerboard.
I prefer the feel of a rosewood board, since most maples I've seen have a finish on them (which I don't particularly feel-wise) but I prefer maple sound-wise. Visually, it's really a tossup because it all depends on the rest of the bass.
As for alternative woods, the only other woods I've tried are wenge and ebony. Loved ebony, but the wenge was on a Warwick and I think the neck was wenge too (brown, long, VERY open grain) but I couldn't get over how much I disliked the rest of the neck on it so I couldn't make any remarks about feel and the bass woods were pretty different from anything else I've played (most basses around here are the standard ash/maple or alder/maple with maple/rosewood boards); plus I've never heard anything with MEC electronics so I can't make any comments on how the wenge fingerboard affected the sound.
Maple,purpleheart or Pau Ferro. -Luke
I like rosewood...looks good, feels good, sounds good
my bass has a purple heart fretboard. it's rather yummy. .
but out of the two, maple.
Definitely rosewood, for looks and sound.
I usually don't close threads that have been done before, but *this* topic has been beaten within an inch of its life many times over.