#1
I decided to make my old guitar into a fretless today. I took out the frets and filled them in with some strips of mahogany and wood glue. I sanded down all the edges and now it feels like one solid piece of rosewood. What should I put on the fretboard to keep it protected from oil and dirt?
#3
its not oil and dirt you should be worried about its your strings there gonna tear up your fret board thats why its usually only done on bass and you have to use flat wounds... but yeah just buy one of those micro fiber clothes thatl take care of it... you basicly killed your neck though just to let you know
#4
Yeah but I use La Bella Black Nylon Tape wound strings. So they won't be ruining my neck. And about the post before this "but yeah just buy one of those micro fiber clothes thatl take care of it". What the hell is a micro fiber cloth?? Arn't those for glasses?
#5
yeah i think thats what they were made for but i found out they work great on fretboards aswell and yeah i defretted my bass and its rosewood too so yeah it does take a lot of varnish but you can get it coated and that helps alot i think it took 4 coats for my bass
#6
yeah but you can use them for anything really.
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what about protecting my bass from damage (it has roundwounds...yes im poor )
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#8
I guess this dosn't help anyone, but i recently played around on a double bass at my friends house, and oh baby! so sweet. but those flatwound strings are a killer on the fingers..
#9
so i am doing the same thing, https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=344270&page=1&pp=20, but i still dont knwo what to put on...

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I guess this dosn't help anyone, but i recently played around on a double bass at my friends house, and oh baby! so sweet. but those flatwound strings are a killer on the fingers..


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theyre FLATwound...
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#11
Marine Epoxy. It's not that expensive, and it works. I believe it's what Jaco used on his fretboard.

Edit: Sorry... I forgot what your actual question was. That will protect your fretboard from being ripped to hell by roundwounds. I guess it will also protect it from dirt and oil though.
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#12
Fiberglass it. Sand it down, 2 layers of 24 ounce, some CA....That's not going anywhere. It'll look cool too.
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Marine Epoxy. It's not that expensive, and it works. I believe it's what Jaco used on his fretboard.

Edit: Sorry... I forgot what your actual question was. That will protect your fretboard from being ripped to hell by roundwounds. I guess it will also protect it from dirt and oil though.


thankyou. we have a marina around here
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