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Old 02-24-2014, 12:36 PM
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Worries about intonation: Go fretless?

A friend just gave me a stripped body (no hardware, pickups, neck, etc.). Since I've got no real building experience, would it be safer to just make it a fretless bass so that I don't have to worry about the intonation of the frets? Or is getting the intonation right not that difficult?
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:47 PM
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Fretless still requires some intonation. It's really not that hard.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:12 PM
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Your choice, really. Are you making the neck or buying one?

If you're making one, then you just need to decide on a scale length, use fretfind to print out the fret locations, and slot the board accordingly. Then just make sure that the nut is <scale length> inches from the bridge saddles.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:38 PM
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I plan on buying one, probably from Warmoth.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:47 PM
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Just be sure that a Warmoth neck will fit that neck pocket. Good luck with the build.
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