Post Number: 8
|Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 8:21 pm: |
Ok So I have this idea...
I own a fretted Brown bass that I use as my main bass, and I have a SC STD with side led's that I would love to make a fretless.
Any thoughts on this ???
Am I nuts ?
Post Number: 2563
|Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 8:33 pm: |
I'm guessing the SC has oval inlays. If so, (I've never done this but) I'm told that when sliding into a note, as your finger moves across the inlay the tone will change. As far as resale value, in addition to the problem of inlays on a fretless, it doesn't help that the side LED's are between the frets rather than on them.
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 5:23 pm: |
Great points, Better to order a bass the way I want it.
Post Number: 538
|Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 9:22 pm: |
I'd say it depends on how much you like the SC.
While I agree with Dave that de-fretting it is probably not a good choice, you might consider sending it back to Alembic to have the fingerboard replaced - and, of course, a brand new set of LEDs installed.
Wouldn't be cheap, but a lot less than a whole new bass. I'd say it might depend on whether the bass is otherwise what you want. Just a thought.