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Anyone have any hints or tips on how to deal with the intonation on a fretless accurately. I've done it plenty of times on fretted basses, which is dead easy, so I know how it's done.

Doing it accurately with no frets is a bit of a different potato. Surely it can't just be a case of holding down the sting and hoping you're not too far out? 

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Use a cocktail stick under the string at the line position,  with your finger fretting the string behind the stick.

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36 minutes ago, Grangur said:

Use a cocktail stick under the string at the line position,  with your finger fretting the string behind the stick.

That makes sense and would be even better if I knew how you hold the stick in position.

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Use your right hand to hold the stick in place and fret the string with your left. When you push the string down against the fingerboard,  behind the stick the pressure will hold the stick in place.

Let go of the stick with your right hand and pluck the string.

If all this is still too complicated for you, use sellotape or Scotch tape or masking tape to hold the stick in place.

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22 hours ago, pete.young said:

Capo?

 

22 hours ago, pete.young said:

Capo?

Good thinking Batman! Might try that.

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