#1
im thinking of buyin a standard strat as a backup to me lp and was wondering which fretboard is better and also what the difference is i play classic rock and some metal thanks
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#2
get maple cause it looks kooler
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#3
not the answer i wanted lol but hey kooler is always better
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#4
not much difference, other than preference. maple is a little harder than rosewood, and some players say it "feels" faster for them. Maple will also be slightly brighter, but it's not going to be a huge difference.
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#5
yeah i dont tihnk they play any different rly, maple might be a bit smoother im not sure
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#6
ok ill probs go for maple thanks guys
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#7
np
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#8
I heard here that maple has more moisture, so you wont have to worry about it cracking because of dryness.
#9
see, i like the look of rosewood, and i think it's faster. but that's just me. i like the warmer tone, too.
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#12
i play lots of metal so if rosewood is darker should i go for that then
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#13
It's probably not going to make a huge difference in tone either way, so just play both and see which neck feels better
#14
Yeah its just preference.

I like maple. Its really not a big deal. play both see what you like.
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#16
Decide for yourself, dammit.
The difference isn't drastic by far.

And for Strats, maple all the way, baby!
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#17
Are you guys retards?

Rosewood is the way to go bobman20 if rock and metal are what you play.

Rosewood has a sharper tone than maple (warm tone).

There is no difference in feel, your fingers hardly touch the wood on the front of the neck and the backs of necks are always MAPLE!

i heard here that maple has more moisture, so you wont have to worry about it cracking because of dryness.
^wtf has that got to do with sound?

Maple produces a brighter sound
Rosewood produces a darker sound
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#18
^Erm, yep.

Rosewood produces a darker, warmer sound, and maple makes a brighter sound.
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#20
cheers ill probs go for rosewood
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