Fixing fretboard deadspots?

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  1. Discharge

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    If a fretboard has a slight dead spot on the high D (7th fret G string), is there anyway to fix it?
     
  2. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    You didn't try to search the forum, did you? ;-)

    There are many threads about this already. Lots of information about addressing dead spots... In short, you can reduce (sometimes eliminate) or at least change the location of the dead spot with weight. The already existing threads will guide you better!
     
  3. Discharge

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  4. Hawkbone

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    I eliminated a bad one on my P by dropping the tuning to DGCF. Bonus - I prefer that tuning now.
     
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  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Grab a Fender Fat Fender I use them on two basses.
     
  7. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    Fat Finger ;')
     
  8. GeorgeBerlin

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    +1. None of my basses is tuned E standard anymore these days. Adapting to different tunings was/is easy for me as I'm a 'by ear' player.
     

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