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11-13-2007, 07:55 AM
I've recently purchased a Surveyor-400 bass and would like to have advices of other users.
Particularly I would like to know if some of you have problems with the dots on the neck (the ones the player sees) on the black version.
PS : My english sucks so please be indulgents
11-14-2007, 08:49 PM
I've had a Surveyor-400 for a little over a year, and haven't had any issues with the inlays on the side of the neck. The fretboard inlays could be a little cleaner, but no major problems. Could you be a bit more specific in what you are experiencing? Are the dots coming out, or are they just rough on the hands while sliding on the neck? If it's serious, I'd take it in to the local guitar tech/luthier to have them check it over.
11-15-2007, 05:43 AM
Thanks for you reply.
Ok, this is my problem : the neck is in maple (clear), the fretboard in ebony (dark), the dots are white (clear) and situated in between of the neck and fretboard, not on the fretboard as usual.
This is not a problem if you play in a well illuminated room but if you play live under colored spotlights the dots simply disappear !
Under such lighting your eyes tend to simplify what they see and confuse the white dots with the maple neck.
In think the natural version of the bass must not have that problem because the neck and the fretboard are in maple and the dots are surely black.
If you bought your Surveyor-400 some years ago may be yours was different ?
11-16-2007, 08:24 PM
Ahh, now I understand what you're saying...and I've had the same problem in a live/gig situation. Once the house lights went off, it was very hard to gain a reference point on the neck using the neck side dots. I agree with you about the all maple version - the black inlays are probably a bit easier to see.
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