Fretless neck setup?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by c-ba55, May 22, 2001.

  1. I have set up the truss rods of many fretted basses by holding down the 1st and 15th fret, and looking for the right size gap between the string and the eigth fret. Is there any complementary procedure for a fretless bass?
  2. I generally set my fretless neck as flat as possible.

    You could try the same as with your fretted, holding the string against the board at the 1st and 15th stop and seeing what the gap is. I suspect you will just end up experimenting till you get the feel and sound you want.