Poll: Maple vs Rosewood fretboard
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Maple
57 56%
Rosewood
32 32%
Other (Please specify =])
12 12%
Voters: 101.
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#1
Used the searchbar, no results, so it's time..

Do you prefer a maple or rosewood fretboard?

Just interested to see what the Bass forum thinks



I <3 Maple, it's just different less common
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#2
Ebony ftmfw!
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#3
I prefer things like Musicman stingrays and precisions with maples, but my jazz, sterlings and corts i prefer rosewood on them. I guess i like them both.
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#5
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#6
I like the feel of maple. If I had one I'd be worrying about the strings chewing it up though: does anyone own one and is this a problem? I've seen it on alot of old fender (guitars - not basses) where the top few frets are kind of grey coloured under the strings.
#7
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Maple and black block inlays, ala Geddy Lee. oh yeah.

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#8
I clicked rosewood by accident, but maple is so much nicer
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#9
probably rosewood on lighter colors and red, but on darker colors and sunbursts I prefer maple. although on some of those dark colors I like rosewood, so I put rosewood
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#11
I'm waiting for the new MIM Fender Bass to come out with the maples. I'm going for the Precision in the Lake Placid Blue or Candy Red.
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#12
i like the tone of maple but the feel of rosewood.

myy favourite is ebony, but they are rare.
#14
I like both...

Love the clarity of the Maple... But I also dig the fullness of the Rosewood.

But, I'd been craving Maple for aaagggeeessss

after I got my Jaguar.

I go through phases of Maple<Rosewood, or Rosewood<Maple.

I need both to be satisfied.
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#15
Maple for sure
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#16
Maple. I actually prefer pau ferro over rosewood. I used to love rosewood but its a bit of a pain to maintain in a drier climate.
#19
ebony first, then purpleheart, then wenge, then maple.

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#20
Pau Ferro owns all. It's got a great growl, and it looks f***ing amazing!
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#22
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EDIT; to be on topic, I used to only like rosewood, or ebony. But I'm after a maple neck next. I love the way they age
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#24
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I like the feel of maple. If I had one I'd be worrying about the strings chewing it up though: does anyone own one and is this a problem? I've seen it on alot of old fender (guitars - not basses) where the top few frets are kind of grey coloured under the strings.



I actively seek this! If anyone has any advice as to what maple finishes will age this way and which won't, I'd appreciate that info!
#25
Rosewood for me, I like the feel quite a bit more. Maple isn't very comfortable for me.
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#26
I own 2 maple necked Fenders and 0 rosewoods - I much prefer the look, feel, and snap of maple fingerboards.
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#27
I like the look of maple, but rosewood feels and sounds so much better to me.
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#28
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Subtly done .

You have an unhealthy obsession with maple though.



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i dont like maple, it's too close to the color of a penis D:

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#35
Macassar Ebony, Wenge. Hate the feel and tone of Rosewood in most cases, and the tone and colour of maple in most cases.
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#36
I prefer maple both in terms of looks and playability.
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#37
Ben, .

I'll get rid of those bendy buses asap though.
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#39
Because you're the one who calls me Boris . I thought I was being subtle too, but you had to go shout out my embarrassing confession.

Stupid mod powers.
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