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stainless strings on phenolic fretless fingerboard

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Peter McFerrin, May 2, 2002.

  1. I've decided on getting an MTD Kingston 5 fretless this summer. I'd like to keep on using my beloved Fodera Diamonds, but I'm not sure if even a phenolic board would be hard enough to use with stainless steel strings. Anybody have any experience with this?
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Peter, I think that phenolic will hold up just fine.

    My Zon is phenowood, which is phenolic resin impregnated birch. It may be a little harder than phenolic, but not much.

    I use only stainless steel roundwounds, and there is no wear at all, just a little marking.