Why do I hate ebony finger boards?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr.Ace, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Mr.Ace

    Mr.Ace Bass players rule!

    Sep 8, 2015
    Pompano Beach FL
    Endorsed by Fusion ( maker of killer gig bags)
    I’m just wondering if I’m the only person to have such a strong aversion
    to ebony fingerboards. On an upright or a fretless, not a fan otherwise.
     
  2. Only you can tell us why you don't like ebony boards.
     
  3. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Bring Back Edit/Delete

    Nov 30, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    I can tell you but it would be a TOS violation. :D
     
  4. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    I love 'em.....Got two with one on the way.....:p
     
  5. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    Virginia
    I have 3, one on a fretless, and I love them. I also like broccoli so there's that.
     
  6. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Broccoli is hated throughout the universe.....
     
  7. jjk2007

    jjk2007 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Ebony is my favorite FB wood.
     
  8. Mr.Ace

    Mr.Ace Bass players rule!

    Sep 8, 2015
    Pompano Beach FL
    Endorsed by Fusion ( maker of killer gig bags)
    Ok, I do like broccoli. It’s delicious. Ebony looks great, and is extremely dense. Really have never bonded with an ebony finger board on a fretted electric bass. Not saying that it couldn’t happen.
     
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  9. Bad azz tone

    Bad azz tone

    Sep 21, 2017
    Michigan
    I love my ebony board. Kept clean and polished, withLa Bella flats it is extremely fast, and smooth as glass. May we ask why you hate it so?
     
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  10. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    God said making broccoli was his 3rd worst mistake. Only overly loud guitarists irritated him more, closely followed by sonic-thieving drummers.

    P.S. There is also some evidence HE said ebony was HIS favorite wood and he looks down a little worriedly on ebony-deniers.
     
  11. BusyFingers

    BusyFingers

    Nov 26, 2016
    I love an ebony fingerboard on a Gibson electric guitar. For a fender bass, it just doesn't seem right.
     
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  12. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    Too much hate all around these days.

    Why don’t you instead consider posting a thread about a fingerboard wood that you like? Just a thought.
     
  13. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I'm on my second guitar with an ebony fretboard & no inlays. Love it!
    Don't recall owning any basses with an ebony FB.
     
  14. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Broccoli is still hated throughout the universe whatever you say.....:D
     
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  15. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    Right; but, way more interesting to read about why asparagus is preferred. I hate broccoli is uninformative.
     
  16. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    I hate asparagus.....Makes your wine taste of urine....
     
  17. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Hmm, through some weird coincidence, I just watched Newman eat broccoli & spit it out on Seinfeld:

     
  18. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    There you go then......'Nuff said....:thumbsup:
     
  19. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    No sweat. OP did not at all say he hated ebony FB's. Just he has an aversion to them and aversion does not automatically mean hatred. I have an aversion to purple cars and mustard in oatmeal...not a thought of hatred goes thru my mind. Not everything has to be held up to hate. Over-used word. Now it is commonly used for disagreement as well.
    People need to have Georgia on their mind, not auto-default to the word "hate".
     
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  20. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    You are absolutely correct......Therefore I feel moved to state that I do not hate Georgia.....much....:whistle:
     
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