Rounds on an ebony fretless board?

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  1. s2y

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    Most guys simply don't play fretless enough to do the damage they worry about. Round wound strings are fine as long as you don't try to grind the strings into the fingerboard and bend like you would on a fretted bass or guitar.
     
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    Do they have a 5 string version too? I've recently discovered the joy of low guage string on guitar so I'll be doing the same with bass too, they sound like potentially the perfect ones for my instruments:)
     
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    Yes they do. Definitely worth a try.
     
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    I hadn't tried these before, but your post got me to try a set. I put them on my fretted Precision bass. My first reaction is that they are fantastic. I'm eager to see how they break in. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    You couldn't pay me to put roundwound strings on my fretless basses, least of all on ones with ebony fingerboards, like my Warwick Custom Shop Corvette Proline. That being said, lots of people do this because they prefer the sound, and simply live with the marring of the fingerboard, or have it periodically sanded down.
     

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