Stingray fretboard question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thrasher717, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. thrasher717


    Jan 17, 2003
    North Dakota
    I've been giving serious thought to purchasing a Stingray with rosewood fretboard. I just like the look of rosewood better than maple. I read a post that said the B string is not as tight with rosewood as it is with maple. Is this true? If so, why?
  2. fufu


    Aug 18, 2002
    I wouldn't see why one sort of wood would do that to strings.. But don't ask me, I'm a grade-A idiot.

    :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
  3. Yes, but you should also think about the sound you want. Maple offers a brighter, funkier and IMO more crisp sound, whereas rosewood IMO sounds a little dead, although it's considered warmer. Whatever you like, but the maple IS tigher, although the difference is not so important as the sound.