new fingerboard

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner [DB]' started by mscott, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. mscott


    Nov 16, 2005
    I want to replace my upright bass fingerboard with a thicker, rounded one.
    There are a number of them on ebay for around $70, Indonesian and Chinese ebony. Is that a reliable way to go?
  2. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    If you're not a luthier, and it doesn't sound like you are, go see one. They will supply the fingerboard and install it. This is not a do it yourself project.
  3. Matthew Tucker

    Matthew Tucker Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Owner: Bresque Basses, Sydney Basses and Cellos
    ... and they will shape it, and make a new nut, and check the bridge still fits with the new height and shape ...
  4. Also, a $70 fingerboard is not a reliable way to go. More like $200-300, then the labor cost to fit, shape, setup on top of that.
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