Fingerboard Radius!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Coleman, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. Coleman


    Oct 13, 2001
    Hong Kong
    i hope buy a modern "flat" fingerboard bass(like Yamaha), it good for play some techque for me i think, because i have fender jaco fretted bass, it fingerboard not "flat",

    but i dont know what mean for the 9"....7"1/2....., what mean for that?

    Kubicki bass is 7"1/2 and build with Fender, it is not "flat"?
  2. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    The 7.5 " is the radius of the fretboard in inches. The larger the number, the flatter the fretboard. 7 1/4" is the radius of an old P bass and is very round. Modern P basses are 9.5 ". Very flat fingerboards are 12".
  3. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    using those numbers as the radius, u can create a circle. now the curve of the circle is the curve of the fingerbaord.