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basses without fret markers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mormoyboy, Nov 10, 2012.


  1. mormoyboy

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    i love the look of basses without fret markers (dots/ block inlays or other...). but that is obviously not the overriding consideration of selecting a bass.

    i have seen some Squire J 5ers, Tobias Toby, and Peavey Grind basses without fret markers (the Peavey actually had some sort of side markers and dots at 24)...

    what else is out there with un-dottet boards?
     
  2. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    Other than a custom order, the Peavey Cirrus is the only one that comes immediately to mind.

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  3. Whafrodamus

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  4. gumbynotpokey

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    Go to the Carvin website. You can select from tons and tons of options, and they build to your specs within those options - factory direct. The point here is you pick the woods, colors, hardware colors, inlays, etc. "No inlays" is a common choice amongst those getting builds from Carvin for both fretted and fretless, not to mention guitars of course.

    They simply knocked the ball out of the park with my recent fretless. It's a birdseye maple board with epoxy finish on the board, a 5 piece neck and 3 piece body.

    If you've seen this bass 100 times already on other threads, my apologies -- I simply love this thing.
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  6. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    Most fretless basses, don't have fret markers.

    For other fretted basses, I know Sandberg makes them without fret markers. However, like said earlier, it's a company that is specialized in custom(ized) basses.
     
  7. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    Warwick. The majority of their models don't have them.
     
  8. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

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    Some are inexpensive, too.
     
  9. Fliptrique

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    Most of the mayones basses and guitars come without any markers.
     
  10. Herrick

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    Fender Aerodyne Jazz Basses do not have fret markers but they have side dots.
     
  11. mormoyboy

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    Templar - what a great tip.
    i had forgotten about those and i am looking for affordability too!
     
  12. topcat2069

    topcat2069 Supporting Member

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    Just built this.....
     

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  13. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

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    No way!! Post it again, I love this bass!!
    How's the fingerboard holding up?
     
  14. Osprey

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    Status is another..with side markings.
     
  15. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    I am pretty sure my USA Spector Forte 5 and MTD 535 are fret marker free. Standard from the factory.
     
  16. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny Supporting Member

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    Had my '98 Cote Continuum made with a clean birdseye fb. I like the look, but either way, with or without, works for me.
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  17. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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  18. bassyogi

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    My Ken Smith BSR5P doesnt have inlays either.
     
  19. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

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    Fbass BN5.
     
  20. G On Bass

    G On Bass Previously Grateful Supporting Member

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    You can build any Carvin bass with no fret markers....

    My B25 has only the 12th marked.

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  21. wmheilma

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    I am thinking about putting abalone or mother of pearl dots on a Modulus Q6. Does anyone think it will hurt resale value if I were to ever sell it? I just don't understand why they don't put dots on. I like dots!
     

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