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Fixing fretboard deadspots?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Discharge, Feb 8, 2014.


  1. Discharge

    Discharge

    Nov 25, 2006
    If a fretboard has a slight dead spot on the high D (7th fret G string), is there anyway to fix it?
     
  2. scotch

    scotch It's not rocket science! Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Albany, NY USA
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    You didn't try to search the forum, did you? ;-)

    There are many threads about this already. Lots of information about addressing dead spots... In short, you can reduce (sometimes eliminate) or at least change the location of the dead spot with weight. The already existing threads will guide you better!
     
  3. Discharge

    Discharge

    Nov 25, 2006
    Ok and no.

    :oops:
     
  4. Hawkbone

    Hawkbone

    Mar 23, 2009
    Newfoundland
    I eliminated a bad one on my P by dropping the tuning to DGCF. Bonus - I prefer that tuning now.
     
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Grab a Fender Fat Fender I use them on two basses.
     
  6. scotch

    scotch It's not rocket science! Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Albany, NY USA
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    Fat Finger ;')
     
  7. +1. None of my basses is tuned E standard anymore these days. Adapting to different tunings was/is easy for me as I'm a 'by ear' player.