I bought my first fretless bass a couple of weeks ago and I noticed that it lacked sustain and that the strings were too tight, but since i bought it new I tought it was normal for a fretless bass, however, looking at some videos in the web I noticed that no one have this issues.
I use the standard tuning, I´m new with fretless and I still use the lines to guide me.
The G and D strings are pretty normal, a little too tight but still normal, A string is tight and my notes start to die quickly, but the E string is brutal, I can´t even do slides because the note lasts two "frets" tops, its like I have a strong palm mute all the time.
The first time I noticed this problem was when i plugged my bass with my pedalboard and my effects seemed to do nothing, or weird stuff, like not working at all in the A and E strings, in the G and D they sound normal
The strings are flatwounds, the same that came with the bass as new, the bass its from 2005, some people have told me that the strings are too old, but since the flatwounds are pretty expensive in my country, I dont want to buy a new ones if the problem isn´t that
Here are two videos I made when I tought that the problem was with my effects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok5P...e_gdata_player https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCs_...e_gdata_player