This is concerning the strings on my fretless Rick Turner Renaissance which I bought last spring. I really like the the Thomastik acousticore strings that came with it but I'm a little concerned about having them on the bass. I know that's kind of weird because they were specifically designed for this particular bass, but I've been noticing some wear on the fingerboard. I know this is hard to avoid, but I didn't think I would notice any wear this soon. I guess I thought that these wtrings were a bit softer than most roundwounds. Anyway, the strings were starting to go dead anyway, so I thought I would try the Labella nylons, which I've been using on my Warwick for a while and really like. They have sort of an acoustic quality to them, so I thought they would sound good on the Rick Turner, and also slow down the wearing of the fingerboard. Unfortunately, the purple winding on the E string went a little over the nut and on to the fingerboard after I strung it on the bass. Obviously I couldn't have that, so I took the string off and put the Thomastik back on. This is mostly a question for Renaissance owners. Has anyone else tried the Labella nylon strings on this bass? Is there a way to do it? Would the neck get totally messed up because the strings are so much bigger and tighter? Should I even worry about the wear on the fingerboard from the Thomastiks? Oh yeah, one more thing. From what I understand, the way to deal with a fingerboard that's been eaten up by a string, is to sand it down? How many times can you do this before you have to replace the whole fingerboard?