Cool. Yep, I'd guess Jim would basically say about the same. Honestly, I have completely worn out frets on a couple fretted, and re-fretting/having re-fretted is a hassle. I would honestly rather just go with nylon on a fretless and not have to worry about wear/tear on frets/fingerboard/fingers/no rusty strings/no caked in dead skin/cheese(I'm telling you - my #1 fretted banjo and I have melded to each other). I have a FB friend from across the pond that comes to mind regarding steel string fretless. He plays steel strings on a partially metal fingerboard fretless. Man does it ever make for a great, ringing sound! And the finger slides with steel strings on metal fingerboard are outta sight! I'm no melodic virtuoso, but I like to get as many melody notes involved as possible when playing for texture! And nothing compares to a single string note slide with a single finger for REALLY determining precisely where the note lies on the board. With that you can introduce a whole other dynamic to playing as well w/ slight sharp or slight flat, so on and so forth.
I asked the same question of Jim Morris and his answer was similar. I get it.
Thx, John. I don't know that I would say better, but I prefer them as the tunes I play on this by and large go back to the days of gut strings.
I like the dime and look.
Are the nylon strings better for fretless?
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