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Best fretboard radius for a fretless P/J?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Jun 7, 2004.


  1. 7 1/4"

    6 vote(s)
    12.2%
  2. 9 1/2"

    9 vote(s)
    18.4%
  3. 10"

    11 vote(s)
    22.4%
  4. 12"

    10 vote(s)
    20.4%
  5. 14"

    4 vote(s)
    8.2%
  6. 16"

    3 vote(s)
    6.1%
  7. 20"

    6 vote(s)
    12.2%
  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    What would be the best fretboard radius for a fretless P/J? I plan on converting my P/J and want to buy one of those Stewmac radius sanding blocks.
     
  2. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    A number of people have answered the poll, but no-one has told me why they chose that radius. Any reasons?
     
  3. no4mk1

    no4mk1

    Feb 21, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I've always liked the 7 1/2 radius and J type necks, but my new G&L L2K has a fretless 12" radius J neck, and I LOOOOOVE it...

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
  4. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I personally prefer the feel of fairly flat boards, and it doesn't matter if they're fretted or fretless, though I care less about the radius on 4's than I do on 5's or 6's.

    Mike