stiff neck wood

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nunk6, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. nunk6


    Jul 29, 2000
    how stiff will a neck made of goncalo alves be in comparison to maple?
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Well, it is very hard, very heavy, and very dense - more so than rock maple and way more than mahogany, (which is used for necks). If you can believe this - it is used in construction in Latin and Central America :eek: It's too beautiful for that!

    I was considering it for a fretboard. The main snag that kept me from asking for one is that it is oily and has a rep for being difficult to glue.

    But, that is a generalization. Wood can vary as much as the growing conditions. Cocobolo is supposed to be oily and difficult to glue, but half of my bass's body is being made with it.

    I think it would be a great choice once you knew you had a board that wasn't too oily.
  3. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    "Turn on Beavis & Butthead voices"

    Dude you said Stiff and Wood. Cool heh hehheh!

    "Turn Off Beavis & Butthead voices"

    Sorry I couldn't help myself:D
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I am sorry to admit that I was thinking the same thing.:D
  5. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Stiff enough, but too heavy.
    The axe will have serious neck dive, and I wouldn't be surpriced if there were some dead spots.
    A neck shall be very stiff and very light, with a very hard fingerboard. As a rule of thumb...