Which looks better?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mantis Tobaggan, May 13, 2018.

  1. Rosewood

    158 vote(s)
  2. Maple

    106 vote(s)
  1. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL

    Fender 63 AVRI with original laminated rosewood fretboard or with 58 AVRI neck. I can’t decide which I like better ...
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  2. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Chicago Illinois
    Maple. Looks better to me and I like the 50s specs over the 60s.
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  3. mojomike001


    Mar 28, 2013
    South Florida
    The Rosewood is classic with that color combo.
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  4. I prefer maple necks but the rosewood looks better with that colour combo IMO.
  5. I usually prefer maple, but on this one rosewood looks better
  6. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I love both on that bass. I never planned it this way, but it seems to work out where nearly all of my P-Basses have maple boards, while nearly all of my Jazzes have rosewood.

    But if somebody put a gun to my head and made me pick one, I think I'd go with the rosewood on this one. Can't go wrong with either though. Beautiful!!
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  7. Hillbillypolack


    Mar 2, 2018
    Rosewood hands down.

    Put the covers back on for the win. With a felt mute. Oh yes.
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  8. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I like the rosewood. The clay dots make it look more “vintagey”.
  9. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Manti :)

    Your girlfriend looks better? Or feels better? :)

    And redheads need a carrot option on the poll! :D

    I am :wacky: but: just feel that bass and you will find ouy!

    btw: take care of your girl!


    edit: y can be t.... :wacky:
    Last edited: May 14, 2018
  10. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    Rosewood looks classic on that bass. Now all it needs is a tort pickgaurd.
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  11. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    If the rosewood one had a matching headstock…
    Other than that, maple.
    Last edited: May 13, 2018
  12. grimjim


    Jan 26, 2014
    Chicago, Illinois
    Endorsing artist;DNA Amplification, GHS strings
    I'm a fan of maple myself. 1_Full_Straight_Front_NA-c0d6657a0eeb5cfa00bfc28156e110b9.jpg
  13. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I voted Rosewood even though I am hoping you'll keep the Maple and sell me the Rosewood neck:D.
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  14. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    It is currently on my 58 AVRI. I wanted to try out a switch.

  15. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    Rosewood if you stay with the mint pickguard. Maple if you change the pickguard to black.
  16. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    I'm liking the maple... that's all I got.
  17. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Nevermind looks, maple fretboards are just better. A nice sealed top means less truss rod adjustments.
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  18. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    (mic drop)
  19. I think the maple would look better if you replaced the black plastic parts on the body with something light-toned (white, cream, parchment, whichever looks best). As it is, I voted for the rosewood.
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  20. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Rosewood, all day long. If/when I ever get a P, it'll be exactly that. Sonic, mint, rosewood, clay.


    Did I say Rosewood? If not, then rosewood.
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