Originally Posted by nukes_da_bass
Pics of bass?
Right. No pics, no bass!
The 35-34" inch thing does seem to drive some people nuts, but i never had a problem. Hey I play bass guitar, upright even banjo and how different are those? No problem.
A passive fretless is a very interesting animal. All I had was active fretless basses and then got a couple SX 6 string Fender clone passives to explore the passive fretless thing. I REALLY like it! And not at a Steve Bailey price either!
My usual strings on fretless are ground wounds. Like D'addario half-rounds or GHS brite flats. They are as brite as you can get on a fretless without chewing the fingerboard. Sometimes flats have a place too for that old school sound. But while people do love the sound of rounds on fretless, if you use them you have to understand that planing the fingerboard periodically will be the "cost of doing business" because the strings WILL chew the wood especially if it's softer than ebony.
And of course no bass does it all. That's why we own BOTH fretted and fretless basses (my main axes a pair of USA G&L L2500 blueburst in fretted and fretless).
It's simple: Rule: you can never own too many basses.
Welcome to fretless because it IS COOL!