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    So he's got multiple fretless guitars, and all of them have mirrored fret boards?
    Weird!
    I wouldn't be able to play those or even keep them clean!

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    He makes them fretless.

    He and I used to work at Washburn together in the late 80's. He has the technology and skill to make and install those fingerboards on his guitars. It's actual mirror glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VomitHatSteve View Post
    I wouldn't be able to play those or even keep them clean!
    Plus I'd see my ugly mug every time I looked down to see where my hands where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farview View Post
    He makes them fretless.

    He and I used to work at Washburn together in the late 80's. He has the technology and skill to make and install those fingerboards on his guitars. It's actual mirror glass.
    Do the strings not scratch the glass at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VomitHatSteve View Post
    Do the strings not scratch the glass at all?
    I actually have no idea. It probably does, but it just isn't noticeable from a couple feet away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nola View Post
    Anyone hear own a U-bass?
    Can you give you opinion?

    I'm really into finger picking bass lately, and kinda want to go with a fretless. I thought a U bass might be a cheap entry level fretless. I have read they have intonation problems, though.
    I have built a few acoustic basses, experimenting with different materials. i have also built a couple of Ukuleles , and the U Bass idea was my next thing to try. I however bought an Ashbory bass, which has about the same scale length as the U bass, and is fretless. the tone can be anything from Upright double bass to modern bright slap type tones. It came with a little packet of powder lubricant for the strings, which overcomes any stickiness. I really like the little thing, but it does take a bit of time to get used to it. dsc00205-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmackenzie View Post
    powder lubricant for the strings
    powder lubricant for the strings
    powder lubricant for the strings
    powder lubricant for the strings
    powder lubricant for the strings

    /me has PTSD flashback

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    What about one of those little basses you see in a mariachi band?

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