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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jerry J, Aug 18, 2003.
Does anyone here know anything about Ziricote? Would it make a good board for a fretless?
Yup. We use it alot. It works good for fretboards, sorta between pau ferro and ebony. Beautiful to look at, pain in the ass to work with. Awful stuff.
I would stabilize it first.
I have ziricote on my Yancey 4 string(a fretted)and it's an outstanding fretboard wood. Mikegag's description of it being somewhere between pau ferro and ebony is accurate. I also had it on an Acacia Gruv 5 that I owned a few years ago.
From what I understand, ziricote is Mexican ebony, so it should be fine. My next Warmoth fretless will have a maple neck with a ziricote board, so I guess I'll find out soon enough:
Thanks for the answers guys. This application would be for a lined fretless. If it's in the same range as ebony then it should hold up fine for wear.
Is it possible to stablize after it is built installed on the neck?
I don't think so.
i used to have a zon fretless which had a ziracote top. it was quite nice, very light as well, but i didn't like the pickups so close together (sonus special). it was heavy in the low mids and was a mwah machine.
I just bought three stabilized Ziricote boards.
Ziricote is great, I'm actually using one on my next fretted 4 SC.
my first fretless 7, and the fretless neck on my doubleneck are both ziricote boards. sound awesome, imo, and look it too.
I'm gathering ideas about the Warmoth Jazz Bass I want to build, and I saw this same neck on the Warmoth site, I was about to buy it but I really dont want any inlays at all. The Ziricote is awesome. I plan on getting the Ziricote with no inlays.
This sounds like the ticket, then. Thanks!
Is it smooth like ebony or is there more apparent grain like rosewood?
smooth. Here's an early pic of my Ziricote top