My 2 string bass calls to me softly, and I am going to play with it a bit. 

I built it fretless, mostly because I don't play. I bought some nice decorative tacks as well as some silver thumb tacks, and I am thinking of using them on the side of the neck to mark:

1. standard fret positions (at least until they get too close)

2. octaves

3. diatonic positions.

Because of being fretless, I had the idea to place them not at the normal 'dot' positions, but at the place where the fret(s) would be. Suppose i could use brass brads too...


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An alternative option:

These fret position markers are made using flat brass strips (available at hobby stores). They are not that hard to install and stand out well from the underlying wood.

Just a thought

I like that a lot, but my fretboard is glued on now. Matter of fact, I'm considering the bass finished, Couple more coats of poly-u, new strings (.095/.075, open 'G' I think? G-D tuned.Sounds like a bass guitar to me...
Are those placed staandard, or are they at finger contact position?

Have you looked at any of the older photos in the Pics for any ideas, maybe the best place?


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