Anyone here play a Novak fretboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Blackbird, Apr 12, 2001.

  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Although my Tenor bass hasn't arrived yet, I'm very mildly chagrined by the fact it's only got four strings. It then dawned on me, What if I could have a six string short scale bass custom made? (well, either that or getting a Fender Bass VI or a Stingray Silouette. The thing is, I want the thing to go lower than E).

    If I do get a bass like that custom made, I'd like to play chords and melody simultaneously. The problem would be how to get the low notes sounding true on a short-scale (~30")instrument. A Novak fretboard would surely help, but I'm wondering how it would affect playability and if it would be a compromise worth making.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Will C.:cool: