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Waitaminit! That's no rosewood board..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tsal, Sep 9, 2003.


  1. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I know I said my Ibanez ATK's board was rosewood, yes. That's what I thought before. It was badly dried up, sort of a light brown looking and I thought it looked odd just because of that. Now when I was oiling the board, I gave it a closer look and found out that it's.. wait, how 'bout we turn this into a wood trivia?

    So any Warwick owners willing to guess what the wood is? :D

    I must say I'm very surprised to find it on a Japanese-made 90's Ibanez, high-end model or not. Oh, and the body seems to be 3-piece maple with flamed caps, bit on the heavy side too, so I could not have been any more wrong about the woods :oops:
     
  2. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    the color is a little odd, but i'm gonna say wenge.
     
  3. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    the grain is not as tight as the wenge I use. Color is a bit pale too.

    Can you post another shot showing a larger portion of the board?

    Peace, JP
     
  4. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    JP- i also thought the color as off- ive seen rosewood with that grain and wenge with the same grain, but i agree , its too pale for wenge- i'd like to see a btter shot myself.- A.
     
  5. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    I'm going to say "Ovangkol."
     
  6. Looks like some messed up rosewood.
     
  7. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Yep it could definitely be some kind of rosewood. but we need more pics! ;)


    Peace, JP
     
  8. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    you know wht? im going ot switch and sy roseood , too- because i doubt Ibanez used wenge
    what do i know?? nothing!!:D
     
  9. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Looks like Indonesian Rosewood to me.
     
  10. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Looks like the crappy rosewood used by mass producers like Ibanez..
     
  11. TRU

    TRU

    Apr 12, 2002
    Northern Europe
    It definately looks like rosewood, although a bit on the yellow side instead of reddish like mine (see the attached pic). But even that may be because of different lighting or white balance setting...
     
  12. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    lol...that's what I wanted to say up front but I didn't want to sound harsh :rolleyes:
    Peace, JP
     
  13. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    has the same grian as wenge...but way way to light...it should look more like chocolate

    steve
     
  14. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
  15. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
  16. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    I'm sure it's rosewood. Rosewood can vary quite a bit and that's certainly within the "generic rosewood" (Indonesian / palisander) range.
     
  17. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    If that's rosewood, it's as porous a rosewood as I've ever noticed.
     
  18. BoiNtC

    BoiNtC

    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    some banged up morado?
     
  19. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    It looks about as porous as parts of my Indian rosewood Stick, and as the fretboard on my first bass was.

    Pau Ferro / morado is a bit tighter-grained than that I think (hence makes a good fretless board).