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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Funkdrawer4, Feb 19, 2008.
Are there any basses out there with wenge necks and maple fretboards????
I've seen a few MTD's with that combo.
Only ones ive seen have been MTD USA models.
There have been at least 2 Benaventes with that combo, IIRC, and I'm pretty sure a few Roscoes have come out like that, too.
Here are a couple of pics of my old Roscoe that I had built with a maple board and wenge/yellowheart/maple/yellowheart/wenge neck.
My Sei bass.
I've seen a few Elricks with wenge necks and maple boards, too.
There's one at Bass Central right now. Elrick uses all-wenge necks (not mixed with other woods) like MTDs have.
I have been scoping out a wenge neck from Warmoth. I love the maple fretboard idea as well, but wenge really mates well with Ebony. Being that I am extremely partial to maple fretboards, it is the main reason I have not bought one yet.
I just tried to order a Warmoth neck like that and they wouldn't do it, so I settled for all wenge (still great but I like the look of maple)
how the hell did you even notice them? the flame fingerboard locked my attention
One day I will learn how to crop a photo
There you go a better shot of the flame fretboard
Note my place of employment (right under my name), and you might see why I recognize the beauty of the instrument and the woods that make it, but also am not treated to a case of "crow syndrome" (i.e. distracted by shiny pretty things to the exclusion of all else! ).
Matt, those are indeed beautiful basses, Martin is an artist.
...and the socks are OK too...
These are some beautiful and spendy basses!(relative only to my income)I too tried to go the warmoth way and they said they cant because it will warp.I thought huh? I know I've seen this before,Thanks and keep the photo,s coming!
Wenge warp? Does not compute....
Wenge is a super heavy wood and that's the first time I've ever heard anything of it warping..
That Sei bass has the most beautiful headstock ever!!
Yeah go figure,this is what I was told from Warmoth,"wenge neck with maple boards will warp".For that matter they will only put maple boards on maple necks.
I think what they mean is that wenge and maple will expand and contract (due to temperature and humidity) at different rates. When one side of a neck expands more than the other, the neck is more likely to warp. The same can be true for any two different woods, if they expand and contract differently. For this reason, a neck with matching fretboard is less likely to warp.