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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / fret lines on squier fretless p



May 15th, 2019 12:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

hey, all. i just got a squier fretless p. seems pretty great so far, though it has the distinction of having a nut that's cut worse than the one on my squier bass vi, which appeared to be carved out of a dense cheese.

these squiers have a reputation for having fret markers raised above the ebonol fingerboard. when i first got mine, i thought it had the same problem. it appears, though, that my fretlines are sunken just slightly, so i can feel where they are, but there's a dent rather than a bump. not optimal, i guess, but is there any reason to fix it? i don't really notice it when i'm playing, and i don't think it affects the sound. it's my first fretless and it's sounding pretty much like a fretless.

Danny Nader


You Should Have Been There!
May 15th, 2019 08:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

It doesn't affect the sound and leave it alone.

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North of Philly

Solid state = solid sound+light weight
Jun 12th, 2019 02:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

Problems come if your filler is raised above the fretboard, only takes about a thousandth to actually stop the string, or buzz if you are a bit behind it.

I spent a lot of time killing all the buzzers on my J defret!

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North Florida

A Friend of Bill W.
Jun 12th, 2019 12:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ld leave it alone. If it’s really shallow and you have the proper radius block you could re-level the finger board.

I’ve got 4 fretless basses none of them have the lines. The fret dot side markers are at the point of intonation and seems to work OK for me. The violin, cello and concert bass after all those years must have stuck somewhere in the old cranial attic. It won’t take you more than a hour or so before nailing the note becomes instinct.

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