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help me select some wood =]

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RoBoTaint, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. RoBoTaint


    Dec 8, 2007
    before i get a bunch of people just telling me to play a fretless, hear me out.....

    i want to build a fretted neck with a good combination of back, fretboard wood, nut, and frets that will give me as close to fretless tone that a fretted can achieve.

    the reason i don't play a frettless is because the feel has never suited me well.

    thanks for any imput.
  2. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Good Luck!
  3. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    A Dingwall Prima with mando frets will get you as close as it gets. After that, sky's the limit
  4. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Banned

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    i got some wood for you right here ;)
  5. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    once you have FRETTS the idea of a FRETTLESS tone is thrown out the window.

    Make a lined frettless bass.

    Lacewood is my favorite for frettless.
  6. lowbass68


    Feb 3, 2008
    Nothing sound like a fretless except a fretless. I doubt that wood selection would help in this case.

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