Who else is a fingerstyle player using maple fingerboards

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Sep 4, 2003.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I do not use any slap style in my playing but i do perfer the sound of a maple fingerboards whille playing fingerstyle. Who else out their is a fingerstyle player that uses maple fingerboard basses.
  2. I play mostly fingerstyle on my F Bass, which has a maple fretboard.

  3. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    My next G&L will have a maple FB and Im almost exclusivly a fingerstyle player.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    My next bass i am looking to order is a G&L ASAT semi hollow. What are you getting?
  5. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002

    I have a Lakland "Dudepit" Joe Osborne with a maple board and an MIA P bass with a maple board.
    My first good bass was 78 P, rootbeer/maple, and I've been partial to them ever since.
  6. I play almost all fingerstyle. My Sadowsky has a maple neck. It sounds great.

  7. Me, too. Probably 95% fingerstyle, and my MTD has a maple neck.
  8. I play exclusively finger-style and my P-clone has a maple neck. It sounds great.
  9. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I use a maple fretboard, but I don't bother with those annoying metal lines on it. :D


    Mostly fingerstyle, and some tap/slapping at the end of the fretboard for some persuccive effects.
  10. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    IMHO, anyone who's a plucker,, finger-style, whatever,,,should use a maple fingerboard, which includes me. Rosewood just sounds a bit soft, IMHO.
  11. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    I also have a maple fretboard on my Fender J-Bass. I love it's sound for finger picking, I don't know if it would be too bright with using a pick, but I really don't care cuz I don't use a pick, IMO. ;)
  12. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I have yet to own a bass with a maple fretboard.. whats the main diffference in sound/feel compared to a rosewood?
  13. They are just speed bumps my friend.
  14. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Usually, a maple board has a little more zing and top end to the sound, with a little less mids than a rosewood family counterpart.

    I started on a rosewood board, but I got into maple necks later because I thought they looked cool when I was a kid. I'm still playin' maple now.
  15. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    I guess the hidden agenda here is about brightness and playing maple boards fingerstyle???

    Not a problem at all, at least for me, as long as I have the controls to take the "bite" off of my stainless strings.
  16. I am an exclusive user of fingers and maple fretboards.
  17. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I'm really enjoying the tone out of my Kingston 5 string with maple board,, punchy, focused, etc. The Fender Geddy Lee also has killer tone for fingerstyle and slap.

    hmm,, maybe I should stick with maple/maple/alder basses for fretted!
  18. I am mostly a fingerstyle player and I've been playing my U-Retro equipped Marcus Miller Jazz Bass almost exclusively lately. Though it has a great slap tone, I've been really digging the fingerstyle tone, especially when I play it through my EBS HD350 and Epifani 410UL. I used to think the finger tone was too bright, but my technique and style have changed in the past year, where I'm digging in more with the pads of the fingers for deeper and warmer tone. Now the crisp sound of the maple board with a lot of bite is what I like to hear.
  19. No thanks.

    for some reason I can never get into a maple(or light colored wood)

    Rosewood and Ebony:)