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A question for the ages...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by drummer5359, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    The Precision bass got it's name from the fact that it is fretted, making "precise" fingering of the notes.


    A fretless precision is a contradiction?

    (Be aware that I posted this in humor for a reason.)
  2. So.. what is the question?

    Edit: Was the question mark there earlier..? :ninja:
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  4. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    I have often wonder about that.

    Oh the irony!
  5. DerTeufel


    Nov 11, 2011
    Wildomar, CA
    I don't think there is a market for an "imprecision" bass :p

    Besides..fretless split-coil bass doesn't roll off the tongue.
  6. Gaolee

    Gaolee The Fat Violin Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2010
    I would buy an imprecision bass. Actually, I have a bunch of 'em already.
  7. RustyAxe

    RustyAxe Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2008
    No ... "Precision bass" is just a name. From what I've heard around these parts, playing on a Precision bass (fretted or no) doesn't automatically make the owner play with precision.

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