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Let's See Those Fretless Basses

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

  1. RIP

    RIP California U.S.A. Supporting Member

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    I don't have one....but I want one.

    I think I would work good with this Country Rock thing I'm doing

    Looking for some ideas / inspiration

    Post em' if you got em'

    Thx
    RIP
     
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    Used to have frets, a long time back a previous owner must have disliked those little brass speed bumps. My first decent fretless and it plays itself. Many years ago had a cheap squire fretless jazz that sounded and played like poop. From that I’d say get a decent one and/or get someone who knows fretless to do a good setup on it.
     

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  3. RIP

    RIP California U.S.A. Supporting Member

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    I didn't think about the set up part....I guess it would be a little different then a fretted. Thank you for mentioning that

    Beautiful bass BTW!
     
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  4. Hoggles

    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I highly recommend having at least one fretless in your collection. They're fun!

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  5. RIP

    RIP California U.S.A. Supporting Member

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    I agree.....FWIW, I'm trying to keep my herd to minimum, but I think a fretless is a necessity, especially if I want to keep playing this Country/Rock stuff
    My first thought was a Corvette like the one in your post....so well see :)
     
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  6. Hoggles

    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Vette? Thumb :)
     
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  7. RIP

    RIP California U.S.A. Supporting Member

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    Oh....im on my phone. It looked like a Vette at first :)
     
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  8. golem

    golem Philosopher King

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    When I posted this beauty to the EBMM fanboi forum
    it received mixed reviews ... such as shock, horror, etc.

    The neck is Moses Graphite FL and I turned one of the
    tuners to the other edge of the HS, to honor an EBMM
    tradition ... acoarst it's still a four-in-line for the string
    pegs. The graphics on the HS are just stickers, a little
    swag or case candy from an EBMM retailer. The super
    cool retro style knobs are from Radio Shack.

    MM Sterling HS w MOSES neck 0416 E1 WM.jpg
     
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  9. RIP

    RIP California U.S.A. Supporting Member

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    Thats beautiful!!
     
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    golem Philosopher King

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    Yes I do have some FL Wicks ... but
    you kinda already know what those
    look like. Here's my Zeta Educator:


    ZETA EDUCATOR from BNW WMS.jpg
     
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  11. ectoflanger

    ectoflanger Supporting Member

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    Oh no! Not again! But since you’re such a bro I’ll repost-
     
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  12. RIP

    RIP California U.S.A. Supporting Member

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    I was hoping you'd show up :)

    Repost those bad boys
     
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    ectoflanger Supporting Member

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    Alright- it may take some time--
     
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  14. ectoflanger

    ectoflanger Supporting Member

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    Here are two of them-

    I'll send the ones of the 'Vettes when I get home-

    Steinberger XL25 UAF.jpg

    Eva_smaller pic.jpg
     
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    jester Moderator Moderator

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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Ohhhh that Steinberger is very clean looking :)

    And we still haven't seen any proper shots of the new Thumb :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Jackie, without Jack this time...

    20160402_171218(1).jpg
     
  19. ectoflanger

    ectoflanger Supporting Member

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    Very nice-- are those tape wound strings?
     
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