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Posted by Emptyeye on February 09, 2001 at 15:44:37:

In Reply to: Re: Fretless Bass with Fret Markers.... posted by Deman on February 08, 2001 at 23:51:27:

: On a fretless, it doesn't much matter where you place your finger, as long as the note is right. You can set up your bass to play exactly on the line, slightly behind, or even in between. All you have to do is play the 12th fret open harmonic, and then fret the string where you want to play that same note. using an electronic tuner, check to see whether the fretted note matches the harmonic. If it is flat, adjust the bridge TOWARDS the nut(shorter overall string), in VERY small increments. Re tune (it'll go out) and re check the intonation every adjustment, until they are right on. Same goes for sharp, just adjust the other way (towards bridge) for a lnger string. you should be able to make your basses match each other in finger placement. Good luck, and come back here for more help!

: Deman

One thing, remember to LOOSEN THE STRINGS before making any bridge adjustments. Bridge adjustments change the tension on the string, so you don't want it to snap mid adjustment, do you? :)


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