Hi cant find what im looking for so am starting a new post. I have bought a brand new Delille bass from a luthier in the UK - my second girlfriend. It's fully carved with an ebony fingerboard. Im wondering if learning to play slap bass will wear away at the fingerboard where the string comes into contact with the board .. and ill everntually have to replace it or something. Because its so new and i feel like a paid a fortune for it, im naturally very precious about the bass, and dont want to damage it unneccessarily. I would rather buy a cheapo laminate to learn to slap if i know the fingerboards gonna get damaged. Any comment or advice. PS i am using medium thomastik spirocores. Cheers Richard.