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  1. But if we accept this and dismiss the conversation completely, then we wouldn't have conversation at all. On that basis, we wouldn't we dismiss a lot of the conversation on Basschat?
  2. Lozz and I too, had also assumed Rosewood would give the more deep tone. If you're using a passive bass; as most Fenders are, the "tone control" is a treble cut. If you're looking to have a more aggressive, treble tone, then the tone on the bass won't fix this. Yes, you can boost it on the amp, but this is a discussion on the influence of wood might have on the tone of a bass. In truth any slight variance in the tone that is/can be achieved by the small influence the wood can probably be dialed in/out in an EQ.
  3. I've played maple neck instruments, but never played one where the fingerboard wasn't another piece if wood stuck on the front; the same as a rosewood construction. I've also owned rosewood neck basses where there was also a skunk [email protected] was staggered by the result. Before the test he'd made the choice to go to having all maple neck instruments. In the test he found rosewood actually suited the sound he wanted more than maple. What this demonstrated to me was, there would appear to be a reasonable difference and a consistency in the sound. More than I would have expected from a fingerboard. I would expect the wood of the back of the neck to have a bigger effect as it's the larger mass of wood in the neck. I'm not so totally convinced about body wood making much difference. If the body was 2 meters long there might be more chance of resonance, but a plank 500mm long doesn't bend a lot.
  4. Thanks @Cuzzie, you're right, of course. TBH, taking in the good points from @BigRedX, doesn't this really only point to the fact that there are SO many variables. The points made by BRX mainly point out that it's no good thinking that by having 2 bodies of the same breed of wood, with the rest of the hardware being the same you're ever going to be able to have 2 basses sound in the same. So, there's really no chance ever of thinking you can buy "X" bass on the internet, no matter the source, and think you're going to know what it sounds like.
  5. Some time back @Lozz196 did a blind tone-test at the Hertfordshire Bass bash. Various basses with either maple or rosewood fretboards were played on stage behind a curtain. There were pairs of different basses; jazz, precision, Musicman etc. one of each pair had a rosewood fretboard and the other was maple. All pairs had the same strings; brand new D'Addarios and all were played by Lozz196. What came out was the maple necks gave a more bass tone and the rosewood gave a brighter tone. This may have been a coincidence, but it was interesting how this coincidence followed across 4-5 pairs of basses. Regrettably, I don't think any note was taken about which necks had skunk stripes. This too could have an influence, or maybe not. Maybe all the Rosewood necks also had alder bodies and the maple necks had ash, but this difference in tone was clearly there.
  6. Silly question, but do you get hissing when there is no pedal in the circuit at all? I know this is sacrilege, but try it with just the bass and amp.
  7. Someone else with experience in this is @Andyjr1515
  8. I would expect the difference on a guitar is less marked than on a bass because the heavier strings would cause more vibration.
  9. Don't know about Sires, and I've never owned a bass with an Alder body. But in respect of tone woods, if they all sounded the same, all bass bodies would be made from the cheapest wood that can be sourced locally to the factory. How much it matters to you may depend on what you play, how you play and who you play it with.
  10. That's the problem with reproduction relics. Folk seldom get the details right. They usually over do it.
  11. Here's the one Keef had: Edit - this is a re-production. Strange how the relicing is so frequently done on the body, but most noticeable signs of wear on KR's guitar are on the neck. Edit: Here's the actual one:
  12. Thomann are really good at taking goods back for credit if on getting the instrument, you decide not to keep it. I've had a few deko basses. Kept 1 or 2 for a while and returned others. The question on whether to keep the bass really is down to what you want. I had a Harley Benton HBZ-2005FL NT Deluxe S Deko. They have this one listed as a Deko right now. It was ok. I was thinking of doing it up. What put me off was the pups being fixed in their height position. There was no way to screw them down lower without routing the body and they weren't on springs to make them higher by loosening the screws. I might have kept it if I'd had more time to play about with it. The neck also wasn't as flat as you really need on a fretless. My honest view is, hold out for a used bass on the market. Personally, I wouldn't buy anything new on a budget of £200.
  13. Excellent result - if it works, getting the sound you want for £33 and some fun with a screwdriver. Fingers crossed!
  14. Ahh.. so @Teebs, what you're saying is those who lost their avatars are the ones who're more more committed BCers than you are? What an admission!! 😯
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