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another maui blue hardtail strat...fretless???

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:52 pm    Post subject: another maui blue hardtail strat...fretless??? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brass Fretboard?

I'd love to hear it, not to own it though. I bet the brass fretboard makes it sound brighter than fretless guitar usually does.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. I'd love something like that.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I being stupid by asking if that's modified or not? Brass fretboard?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Modified to become fretless. For a fretless you really want super low action. The decay is so great on a fretless, and the sustain so low that the best way to sustain a note is by having the action so low as the string will buzz across the board. For this reason, the fingerboards on fretless guitars have to be as flat as possible, and will probbaly have to be planed or shaved every so often very delicately so that they play just right as the wood changes.

Solid brass or glass fingerboard's are a workable alternative to woden boards.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very.

J/K J/K J/k

Though its probably the light, thats a darker Maui Blue than I've seen before.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played a fretless with a brass board the other day - very bright from what I could tell (bad setup and roundwounds).
Some guy in Milwaukee (where the strat is) has been doing those brass boards lately - every shop in town has at least 1 in. He's also doing total build with bound brass boards which seem very nice. None of the shops set them up right, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DuoSonicBoy wrote:
I played a fretless with a brass board the other day - very bright from what I could tell (bad setup and roundwounds).
Some guy in Milwaukee (where the strat is) has been doing those brass boards lately - every shop in town has at least 1 in. He's also doing total build with bound brass boards which seem very nice. None of the shops set them up right, though.


How much does he charge for them? The boards, just?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure - one of his fully built acoustic-electric guitars was around $500. I'm betting it would be cheaper to buy some hobby brass and do it yourself.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is probably true. meh, I'll never, ever get around to it.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Frusciante allegedly had some dude make him a replacement neck for a '65 strat that was fretless with a glass fretboard, it was making rounds on YouTube last year or so.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon my playing is sloppy enough without someone taking my frets away Shocked
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