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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oversoul, Sep 30, 2004.
Its one of the options I have for my fretboard.
Never heard of it being used as a fret board, but it is a exrremely dense, very hard wood. It's very heavy(usually), and it's a very deep dark brown. You can get all sorts of grains in it, from straight, to curly, almost quilted grains. What other options do you have for your fret board?
never heard bout that cos you dont read a lot in here, aside from that youre right, Its also expensive, it might be weird but i like the way this fretless bass of a friend sounds it has swamp ash body swamp ash neck and bubinga fretboard.
bubinga is used for fretboards more often than you seem to think. Works great for this use.
At least mine is
I only knbow it as a body wood, but I love it. My next bass will have a bubinga top and wenge-bubinga neck, as well. Can you tell I dig bubinga?
As a fretboard, I presume it will add some brightness and clarity (its dense) and maybe a bit growl.
I've seen a few basses with bub FBs, but the only one I've heard was Tye Zamora's (Alien Ant Farm), and it sounded good
fwiw, rickenbacker uses bubinga for its fretboards.
Don't you think it's time you gave all the specs on the bass you're having built???
I love when Nick gets backhanded. *AHEM* here's a cool site with wood pics and descriptions http://www.exotic-wood.com/bubinga.htm
EDIT: YESSS!!^^Lewis Black for pres!! "BBBBBBBBDon't think about it just do it or else Blood'll shoot outchyer nose"
This wasnt backhanding, just correction.
BTW nick, if you say dark-brown... are you sure you have a Thumb NT? That has a bubinga body; however, the Bolt-on has an ovangkol body that is dark-brown
Well I see it in my own little world as backhanding and I LOVE it, not as much as Hungarian food though.
Ok, its unhealthy, but come on, it must've had been a really bad cook if you didnt like it - or you tried the wrong types
Soon Mark, all I need to decide now is the board wood and the fan scale. now what gives me mixed feelings is that being a stiff and dense wood it could do wonders for neck stabilitly, the heavy part is the drawback, I do pretend this to be as light a possible.
Email Bill with your questions/concerns and see what he suggests.... He's been doing this for a LOOOONG time you know....
The bass that your using for your design inspiration has a bubinga fretboard, as I'm sure you already know. Stews new 10 string does as well, if I'm not mistaken.
I think a piece of Bubinga with some nice figure would be a great addition to your bass. East Indian Rosewood can also be very striking when you find a piece with some good color and figure.
Here is one of mine with a Bubinga fingerboard and pickup covers.
One thing's for sure, it's fun to say.
His is the bolt on special edition. I have a thumb NT, and it's a brownish red.. a little darkish.. not really.
I thought it was pao ferro and rosewood depending on application. I may be wrong.
Lovely stuff Bubinga - if you get a <b><a href=http://www.munkio.com/jeffchapman/basses/warwick_superclose.jpg>good bit</a></b> - but I still get back ache when I play my Thumb NT for more than an hour standing up - which I do quite often...