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PostSubject: Fretless Basses   Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:08 am

So yesterday I played a really nice lined custom fretless jazz copy at this used guitar store. I really want a fretless now...

What do you guys think of fretless basses?
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PostSubject: Re: Fretless Basses   Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:18 am

They're fun. It's crazy how differently you can play on them and how much you can change your technique to suit the instrument.
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PostSubject: Re: Fretless Basses   Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:19 pm

I love them. I used to have a home-spun fretless, and it was a lot of fun to play. And I think it's a good idea for bass players to at least try fretless. There are things you can do on one that aren't quite the same on a fretted.

One day I'll grab me a new one.

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PostSubject: Re: Fretless Basses   Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:29 pm

i like them.

i played a real cool hollowbody fretless bass with tapewound strings. i have never seen another one since and i've never heard anything that sounded as good. i'll look around to figure out what it was.

if i ever buy a fretless, i'll hafta find one of these.
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PostSubject: Re: Fretless Basses   Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:31 am

Love them! bounce

I have two with flats(a traben, and a jazz), and one with rounds(a p).


Just a completly different vibe, and so much fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Fretless Basses   Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:08 am

no more snappy growly tone?.. maybe, but if I had to get one that I would probably keep for the next 20 years .......

I would want one of THESE Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Fretless Basses   Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:57 am

Now THAT'S a pretty bass! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Fretless Basses   Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:50 am

amimbari wrote:
no more snappy growly tone?

Hah, my basses sans frets growl plenty, probably more than fretted, depending on setup.




Oh, the white P bass with the gold hardware is pretty nice.
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