I'm recently beginning to notice an explosion of these things. (Well, not an explosion, but a "bell" is starting to form in the exponential graph of things). I never see these things in the mainstream world, but I have seen them in BassNW, and some on this forum. In more detail, I mean the type of fret board on the new Conklin 9 forum. Or rather, the fret positioning on this bass...http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=193070 My questions are: Are there any comprehensive websites that explain the history, advantages, disadvantages, etc. on this? If there aren't would any of you mind filling me or us in on these fret boards?