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Fretless Bass Dead Spots

Fretless Bass Dead Spots

Dead Spots could be another issue that you encounter. A dead spot will show up by failing to “ring true” when you play the note. It could be that you encounter more than one dead spot, if you do, I would suggest a re-surface sand with a long sanding block and some very light (600 grit or higher) sandpaper. This should remove any minor imperfections in the level-ness of the fretboard surface.

Note: for more "Dead Spot" information see the article about fretless bass dead spots!

If the dead spot is only in one place on one string, you can raise the string a tiny tweak, re-tune, and re-test. It could be that the fretboard needs to “settle in” to adjust to its new configuration.

Give it some time… This is a slow process… It’s all good!