Tuesday, 28 July 2009
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Hi Sheldon, I was wondering what key things go into building a really fantastic sounding fretless? Lots of Bwah and upright type growl.... ? 8) Thanks, Dwight Stone 6 st Afterburner II
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Dwight- I cant answer for Sheldon, but having a ABI fretless since 2002, I can say that the magic from Sheldon is two-fold. 1)- fingerboard coated w/ epoxy, and 2) adjustable vol for back pickup. My ABI is V-V-T wired in series and being able to give the back pickup more emphasis while playing over the end of the fingerboard makes it really sing. Sheldon adds just enough epoxy to protect the wood, but it also impacts a more woody sounding mwah-w lots of deep low swells
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Thanks Frank... :D
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The most important things I've found so far are as Frank mentioned the fingerboard finish and setup. Setting the relief to almost zero and playing with a light touch will get you lots of mwah.
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Sometimes even with a very tiny amount of back bow, will yield instantaneous mmwwuuaahhh...
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