Fretless fretboard protection

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I'm going to be getting a fretless witha rosewood fretboard. I plan on using SIT Bass Silencers which I know won't chew up the fretboard as much as regular rounds, but will probably do some damage. I know people epoxied their boards, but I don't want to do that. What about using polymerized tung oil? Would that build up the hardness of the board so that rounds don't do damage to the surface? How would that affect the tone? Any other ideas for protecting the fretboard?
  2. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    I have played Fretless since 1977,and all I have ever put on
    the fingerboard is Boiled Linseed oil. It is still in great shape.
    I take a small amount and rub it into the wood real good, then wipe it off, then I put another coat on and let it sit for a
    few hours and buff it dry.