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Ebony Fretless Fingerboard with Roundwounds

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ddnidd1, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    How does an Ebony Fretless Fingerboard hold up (visible wear) with Roundwounds?
  2. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    I trashed the ebony board on my Wal after 8 years of heavy playing with Rotosound RS66's. After having it smoothed out I went to flats because I didn't like the prospect of future replacement of the fingerboard. But now I love flats so it's not a bother for me.
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Quite well IME. Use Nickel rounds. DR Sunbeams, SIT, Ken Smith Burners. There's no substitute for roundwounds if that's the sound you seek.
  4. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    RS66's are about the harshest string you can choose. It played TI jazz rounds on a fretless and the board holds up quite well.
  5. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    Yeah, but it was a long time ago and I didn't know any better.