i just had a dressing done by a really great luthier. using the strings themselves as a straight edge, and picking 2 points on the string to hold against the fingerboard, usually around the F on the G string (near the heel) and the low Ab, i can see that the fingerboard is almost perfectly straight. there is a tiny bit i clearance, and i mean tiny. when i compare it to the D string the D string is very straight also, but there is slightly more clearance, so more scoop, slightly. the reason im posting this is because i use lower tension strings (pizz) with a pretty amplitude of vibration. when i play on the G string in the lower positions up to about C i get clacking against the fingerboard. i dont get any on the D string. the bass is so easy to play right now id hate to mess with it, but i dont know if the clacking is out of the realm of acceptability or not. (maybe i can post a video and see what you guys think). should i take it in to have some wood removed? (i hate removing wood because its permanent.) if there were some way for me to raise just the G string would this help things? im thinking my luthier gave me a killer setup, if i were a spirocore player, but i dont play steel strings.