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Which neck should I use?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mushav66, Aug 31, 2013.

Which neck should I use?

Poll closed Sep 5, 2013.
  1. Maple fingerboard

    62 vote(s)
  2. Rosewood fingerboard

    49 vote(s)
  1. mushav66


    Jul 17, 2013
    I'm not sure which neck I want to go with on my main Jazz, the one with the tort pickguard. The other one is going back to fretless. Which neck should I use and why?
  2. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Maple is what Jazz basses were meant to have.

    It does look nice.
  3. You should use the one that sounds, plays and feels the best.
  4. Eric Swaim

    Eric Swaim GOD, U.S. MIlitary, Country Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Use what you want to use, because 99% of the people you play for will not know the difference other than the color of the neck. As a matter of fact they probably won't know what kind of bass your playing either.

    When it comes to questions like these, it is really up to you,....use your gut feeling.

    The two Fender Jazz Basses I own now have rosewood fingerboards because I like that look better, I can make any bass sound great, cosmetics is up to the owner of the bass.
  5. powmetalbassist

    powmetalbassist Supporting Member

    Yeah, go with what you like. Personally I love both necks, I play alot of rosewood basses (all 3 currently are rosewood) and they sound awesome. I've tried maple necks and though the feel is different I still liked it. So being that I have no preference for either based on the looks the maple makes the bass brighter looking and could draw some attention away from those pesky singer and guitarists.
  6. I hate maple, so I voted rosewood.
  7. ddhm


    Mar 18, 2011
    Memphis Tn USA
    I much prefer the tone that rosewood FBs add. That's just me though.
  8. For the deep, warm and soulful, the rosewood shall be your calling; for the bright, snappy, poppy, twangy, and super funky the maple shall guide you.

    (Of course, tis' be only a generalization, for the real matter at hand, is the wielder himself)
  9. Quoted because I'm right.
  10. sunbrother


    May 3, 2013
    you don't have to clean maple nearly as often!
  11. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011
    Rosewood on jazz.
  12. I've always preferred rosewood because I don't care for a finished fretboard which most maple boards have, but go for what is comfortable for you.
  13. Berkowitzum


    Aug 25, 2013
    I go Rosewood, maybe because i am a contrabassist too, and it feels and looks simmilar to ebony. i have 4 basses, and all have RW.