Considering a Rosewood top on a Maple bass -- how would it sound?

Mapleg4

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I really love the low midrange of my Maple G4. I plan to build another one, maybe next year. I really like Rosewood tops and I wonder if anyone has used woods that are a bit apart in sound toghether, like for example Maple or Ash and Rosewood in one bass.
 

line6man

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Yeah, the laminate is like an eighth inch thick. According to Warmoth, it will not affect your tone, or at least it wont affect it enough to be noticeable.

Maple with a Rosewood fretboard is the standard Fender neck equation, so obviously the two woods should work well together. I cant image that a Rosewood laminate on a Maple body would be much different than a Rosewood fretboard on a Maple neck.
 

greywolf

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It should mellow it slightly.  I'd agree it doesn't have a big effect , but I wouldn't say 0.  I can certainly tell the difference between a n all maple neck and a maple/rosewood as I have both.
 

m4rk0

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The Rosewood top on my thinline is way thicker than a laminate top, and I like to think it has some effect on the tone. Can't be sure though, but it already sounds great when played unplugged. smells great too  :icon_biggrin:

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