"Nice fender! he said. "Thanks!" I replied. "Its a MIA precision I picked up when I was over in the US last summer. "Very nice" he replied did you get a fretstone? I paused for a moment stalling for time, what on earth was a fretstone I asked my self? I had heard of it but I wasnt ready to stake my reputation on a bluf only to be found out a fraud. Was it like a Philosophers stone, make me live longer, play faster, be more attractive to women? Is it what you found inside of the freeboard, crack it open, plant it in moist soil and leave it in the sun - in a few weeks a machine head would sprout tentatively from the soil. I had no option but to post the question on the TalkBass Setup forum and wait for a reply.