Care of a fretless

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jimmyb, Apr 12, 2003.

  1. jimmyb

    jimmyb "A lifetime spent in groove's pocket" Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    Elkton, MD
    Just got my Fender Usa pbass fretless 2 weeks ago. Man, I hate flatwounds but I guess they are best for my neck. Any Advice on care (cleaning/maintaining) for the neck as well as those damn flatwounds?
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Try some GHS Brite Flats. They might feel/sound better to you.
  3. You may also want to take a look at GHS Pressurewound strings. They take regular round wound strings and compress the outer winding -- to "smooth" it out. I used that on my P bass fretless for years. It's not quite as bright as a round wound string, but MUCH better than flatwound.

    Hope this helps.
  4. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    TI-Flats-soung good
    TI-Jazz-Rounds-cross between flats and rounds.
    Also Always wipe down string and fingerboard after
    playing. Simple ,yes but will add life of string. and will keep unwanted gunk from building on fingerboard.