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hey woah, no need to yell....
THERE MOST CERTAINLY IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAPLE, EBONY, AND ROSEWOOD FRETBOARDS, MAPLE YIELDING THE BRIGHTEST SOUND OF THE THREE, THEN ROSEWOOD, THEN EBONY,
i just want to make it clear that i am not trying to start an argument.
No argument from me just clarification. I think Warmoth's 'tone-meter' is really a bit vague. All woods have inherent tones, ie this one is brighter, warmer, etc. but that doesn't take into account something very important and that is harmonic overtones. I would never tell someone ebony is brighter than maple because that doesn't complete the description. Ebony has few overtones so it is a very sharp and clear bright - the attack of Ebony is so strong but I tend to think of maple as having more of a glassy presence and ebony a smoother presence.....oy, I dunno, I mostly find it difficult to define the tones in words,,,,I know it in my head!!! :oI have no preference in fretboard wood I just take into account the characteristics of each when I'm making a guitar and go from there, like I know if I have a mahogany neck with ebony board I'll get such & such tone and so on.Clear as basswood,,,,er I mean mud?
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