Hey all, I have a small betallion of custom basses coming , and construction should begin soon. Your thoughts... I love the look of maple, especially birdseye. I have an alder/maple fretted coming, as well as an ash/maple coming. The third bass's fingerboard is still up in the air. I'm wanting an ebony-ish sound, but would love to get it out of a stabilized birdseye board. I'm wondering if the stabilized maple (or any stabilized wood) that some builders are using in their fingerboards sounds different than a non-stabilized fingerboard of the same species? JP, Chris B, Cliff, etc...anyone here who either has a bass with a stabilized board or has built a few...can YOU tell a difference?