Fretless fretboard help - roundwound wear

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by tracer03, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. I have searched, both TB and the Internets, and I must be doing something wrong...I cannot find any definitive information or a simple answer...:meh:

    I have a used Fretless MIM Jazz (Allparts neck) and the previous owner had it strung with rounds. There is some minimal string wear that I would like to remove.

    I have a radius sanding block and stacks of sandpaper of varying grits, colors, etc.

    What's the best way to smooth out the fretboard and remove the string wear?

    I know to sand the length of the neck in long smooth motions, but what grit(s) should I be using? 200/400 or higher? 000 or 0000 steel wool?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. 1. It's a fingerboard :cool:
    2. I've dressed FBs starting w/220, moving on to 400, 600, 800 & IIRC stopped at 1000 or maybe 1200. I used a homemade radius block and a flat block- go slow and check trueness & radius often.
  3. Derf. Y'see,,....meant to say that...being that there are no frets, and all...:oops:

    The radius block, I understand, but the flat? Is that to check trueness, or for sanding?

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