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epoxy on a fretless

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Hookha, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    I want to use regular strings (round wound) on my fretless bass.
    I know that regular strings can do a channel inside the neck during the time..
    so i heard that JACO spread on his fretless neck 3 stratum of epoxy glue...
    how can I save my neck with a regular strings?
    I need to spread on him epoxy,like jaco?
  2. Luke Sheridan

    Luke Sheridan Commercial User

    Dec 30, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    I build guitars and sell them. Strings, too
    System3 mirror coat
    search. this topic has been covered extensively
  3. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005

    If I play with regular strings on a fretless without epoxy glue on the fretboard,and the strings will scrape the fingerboard
    I can fix it? or preferable to do the epoxy method?
  4. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    I suppose you might be able to re-radius the fretboard, depending of the damage done.
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Well, you can sand it, but sometime you may run out of fretboard material :smug: What might be a bigger problem is that the most used areas end up deeper, and you get buzz... which is not easy to correct.

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