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Can a professionally setup bass have no fingerboard?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Phil Smith, Mar 6, 2006.


  1. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    This was an actual ad placed on craigs list...

    How can it be professionally setup without a fingerboard? I should have asked for pictures. :D
     
  2. I wonder if they meant bridge, or something smaller. A fingerboard can't be replaced at "little cost," even if it's made of cardboard.
     
  3. ToR-Tu-Ra

    ToR-Tu-Ra

    Oct 15, 2005
    Mexico City
    You're joking, right? :eyebrow:
     
  4. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    The only thing that is being "professionally set up" is the buyer!

    "Set up" in the common vernacular seems to mean the relationship of fingerboard plane and bridge so, yes, it's hard to imagine what they could be talking about if there isn't a fingerboard.
     
  5. Well, if you've seen the fingerboards on those Knillings ...... Getting one with the mystery wood already removed might be considered a favor by a stretch.:smug: