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Let's See Those Fretless Basses

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by RIP, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Hoggles

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    Hahahaha
     
  2. Hoggles

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    I think we need a "The Baby Warwick Club", now. :D

    I have two. I know Hardy has a signed one. :cool:

    Let's do this.
     
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  3. Hoggles

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    That's a very sexy bass. Love the white, black n' blue.
     
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  4. Bassist4Eris

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    OK, let's see if this works. I'm using TB to host pics I'm re-posting here, LOL.

    This is Kate. I got her for $35, plus about $100 in repairs. She's a defretted Aria Pro II "The Cat" Bass. She's also been converted from active to passive and had the J pickup upgraded to a Basslines (all done by a former owner). She's strung with D'Addario Chromes. I take her out about once a year and screw around for a half hour or so, then I remember why I like frets and put her back in her gig bag. Don't get me wrong, I love fretless basses when other people play them. I just don't want to have to be that accurate.

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    Lol yes Fretless is a lot of work for your ears if you don't play it a lot. When I first started playing it, I could only do have the practice with it before I got "ear fatigue"
     
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    Ahh, but sometimes being inaccurate is the point- like poor grammar in literature and poetry-- It's like living in italics or between the lines- sometimes it has its place-
     
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    I just use a chorus pedal to mitigate poor articulation
     
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  8. Bassist4Eris

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    I've always said this about Les Claypool's fretless playing. Yes his intonation is a bit wonky sometimes, but it only adds to his off-kilter aesthetic, IMHO.
     
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  9. ectoflanger

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    Then there's the full out MXR Phase 90!
     
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    I've never had a go on a phaser

    My Flanger is the old brown Boss BF-2
    Which I got for 8th notes whooshing noise
     
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    That's a great flanger for bass. Probably one of the best.
     
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    Once you go phaser you won't go back-- btw I have a BF2 flanger but it's purple
     
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    My Infy NT5 Ltd. 2000. Actually I don’t play it. But it looks soooo nice! :p
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    yeah that is hawwwwwt
     
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    Holy mama
     
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    Me to :).......that's beautiful
     
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    I also like the backdrop-- the wooden floor and dresser are quite complementary-
     
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    Actually my wife wanted „two of the nice basses“ there to the left of the dresser. I just ordered another wooden stand to fulfill her demands, hehe!
     
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    I am a recent convert to fretless. The only one I have at the moment is a '97 Thumb BO5 lined fretless. Walnut body, wenge neck, ebony board.

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    I have another one currently in the process of being built by Wyn Guitars. It'll be a 6'er, 34.5" scale. As far as looks... The top for it is "A" (furthest right). Heart & sap ziricote.

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    Here's how much has been completed at the moment (4th in from the right). Full wenge neck, lined ebony board.

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