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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on February 01, 2001 at 13:17:41:

In Reply to: fretless basses posted by matt mcallister on February 01, 2001 at 02:16:00:


: I was wondering if you knew anything about if it affects the fretboard if you were to put the regular strings on a bass. I think they are called roundwound. Because when you play a fretted bass, the string never really touches the fretboard. It usually rests in the middle of both frets. So I was wondering if it would make grooves in the fretboard aver a period of time. I was also wondering if Jaco Pastorius was the(pioneer) person who invented the fretless bass. I have not heard anything about a fretless bass before he came around and made his style. thanks, matt

Matt,
The fretless bass was developed for upright bass players, who'd learned on instruments that never had frets; some things about upright technique didn't translate well to a fretted bass, so the logical step was to have a fingerboard *without* frets.

Now, everybody's happy. ;-)

-Bob



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