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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-01-2008, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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scalloping bound fretboard

hey guys, i'm gonna scallop some of the higher frets on my rg, but the board is bound is that gonna pose a problem?
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Re: scalloping bound fretboard

I would stay away from scalloping a bound board. If the binding pulls away from the neck, or just plain breaks, you will end up with a scalloped piece of cr*p.
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Re: scalloping bound fretboard

If you're going to do this I suggest filing towards the neck only (toward the bass side if you're filing on the treble side and vice versa), that way you'll minimize pulling off the binding. When you're filing around the middle of the scallop, be the most careful cause you just might catch the edge of the board enough to pop off the binding.

It's not fool proof, but I've scalloped bound necks a lot before with this technique and never broke the binding off. Just take it slow and check your work as much as possible. I have broken binding off before, but that was the first time I scalloped a bound board before I thought of doing it the way I do now.

Remember never file away from the neck or you just might rip the binding off the neck with a file.

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Re: scalloping bound fretboard

thats what i am going to do thanks
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Re: scalloping bound fretboard

i just will need to oil the board once i am done. is there something i can get from lowes or something?
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Re: scalloping bound fretboard

Go to a music store & get Bore Oil. That's what you use on a fret board (unless it's maple).
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Re: scalloping bound fretboard

cool
ill post pics!
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Good luck and take your time!
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