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Posted by Glen on January 24, 2001 at 09:46:58:

In Reply to: scalloped BASS?! posted by paul on January 23, 2001 at 20:56:41:

I've played scalloped guitars, and found that it really doesn't change much! The string tension on a bass will obviate the need for a fretboard. The likelihood is that you are currently feeling the fretboard under your fingers, but that the string is not actually resting on it. In fact, it might not even be touching it if your frets are high enough!

But you won't know any of this til you actually play the thing! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised... :) PEACE

: there's a used gear store in my town that's selling a 4-string electric bass with a scalloped ebony fingerboard. the scallops are very deep and the fretwire is extra jumbo. the bass is a Schecter with a body that resembles a telecaster
: I've heard of scalloped fingerboards on guitars, but why on bass? what's the advantages? I was on my lunch break and didn't have time to play on this thing, but I would imagine that fretting notes would be a nightmare since your fingers don't touch the fingerboard and you'd have to play with a light touch
: what are your thoughts on this?

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