I have an Ibanez mini-Musician bass from the 80's that I had defretted years ago. The luthier filled the slots in the rosewood fingerboard with ebony, and did a beautiful job. I installed Bartolini soapbars in it (passive), and thought it was as good as it could get...That is, until I played a Pedulla Buzz, and fell in love with the feel of that neck and fingerboard! My question is, Does anyone know exactly what the Buzz bass's fingerboard is finished with? Is it an epoxy, and if so will the commonly available ones (System 3 Clearcoat) give me that same type of finish and hardness? I have been playing roundwounds on that poor, bare rosewood fingerboard, and it's beginning to get mildly rough in spots. I would ideally like to color the fingerboard with an ebony-like stain or paint, and then apply the finish. If I do this, I would like to put white fret line markers on the SIDE ONLY of the neck. Any feasible ways to achieve this? Thanks!