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EmmanuelArroyo 11-09-2012 02:25 PM

how to get ultimate fretless Mwah!
 
Hi TBers!

I wanted to see how all of you guys get the most Mwah out of you fretless basses, this includes set-up (With pictures of the basses string height and neck relief and how you got said set up) strings, amps, and sound clips if you have such.

I would also like if you could share how you got such Mwah! (The set up of the bass not the equipment).

Hope to hear from you guys.

BuffaloBill 11-09-2012 03:12 PM

My results…
 
I love fretless.
My first and second experience is with the same SX jazz bass.
First I defretted the rosewood neck and filled the slots with JB Weld epoxy.
Fender tape wound strings.
Good maou maou, a nice woody sound I liked, but the G string is dead on C and goes wild on E, F, kind of a horn like sound.
I bought a Mighty Might P neck with an Ebanol fingerboard, a very hard surface.
Now it has great punchy attack almost like a fretted neck, precise and the sound is much more consistant from string to string and note to note.
But it has no woody sound to it. :hmm:

As for playing, if you have to play your notes quickly, you might as well use a fretted bass.
To exploit the maou, you have to play slowly, slide up from the flat to your note and hang it there for a beat.
And have the space to be heard.
Bill

Ric5 11-09-2012 03:14 PM

Pedulla Buzz

Lonnybass 11-09-2012 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EmmanuelArroyo (Post 13431249)
Hi TBers!

I wanted to see how all of you guys get the most Mwah out of you fretless basses, this includes set-up (With pictures of the basses string height and neck relief and how you got said set up) strings, amps, and sound clips if you have such.

I would also like if you could share how you got such Mwah! (The set up of the bass not the equipment).

Hope to hear from you guys.

Assuming you have a good setup on your bass and good technique...

Single your bridge pickup, boost approximately 800hz - 1000 hz on your midrange and cut everything else = Mwah.

Lonnybass


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