First Fretless help
:help:I am debating between a SX fretless, or a Squier VM.
I saw that and thought it may be neat seeing how I really like short scale basses...but am wondering if quality wise it would be okay, or if I should get a squier.
Also, I know the squiers have an ebonol board to keep the fretboard from being chewed up...would the SX have the same? Or will rounds destroy it over time?
Anyone have a SX or fretless from Rondo and willing to share some advice? Thanks!
Squier VM, or consider buying a 'used' fretless that originally sold for a higher street price.
Do not buy a Squier VM fretless sight unseen. The plastic fret lines are raised above the fretboard on every single on I have seen, apparently there are some that come smooth but I personally have not seen one. Be prepared to get a radius sanding block and doing the finishing work on your VM to get it playable. I bought mine sight unseen based on all the good reviews but after I received mine I started seeing all the other negative reviews. There is a thread about the most disappointing bass you played and the VM fretless was one of the top mentioned basses.
I have yet to play an SX but most of the reviews say they need finishing work to be made playable as well.
The ebonol board will hold up to rounds, I do not know about long term but it won't chew up like wood will.
Can't go wrong with the VM. Initial quality is great, aftermarket pieces all fit well, and will have a higher resale value later on if you bail or upgrade on the whole fretless thing. The Ebonol fingerboard is a little weird at first, but you can acclimate very quickly.
Thanks for the hasty reply's! I figure "all" basses bought new need some TLC to get going how you want them, I guess I am just concerned about durability after hearing rounds chew up fretboards.
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