Finally Fretless!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by musikman43155, Mar 13, 2014.


  1. musikman43155

    musikman43155 Supporting Member

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    I picked up my first fretless bass today, a Lakland 4401, from Craigslist today. I have never so much as touched a fretless bass until I got home with it in my hands & HOLY....COW......I think I've finally found my thing!

    I have been practicing playing right up against the fret on my Fender Jazz bass, to the point of getting buzz, & I guess it paid off. This bass just plays so effortlessly & sounds absolutely amazing! I'll feel a little bad for my J bass now.. :bag:

    The neck is so smooth & slim & the finish is really beautiful. The action could not be lower. If you're considering fretless, but, you're scared of intonation problems, find one of these with fretlines.
  2. zontar

    zontar

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    Cool.
    I've only owned a fretless for a month, but I love it.
    Enjoy the new bass & the fretless world.

    And post some pictures when you get a chance.
  3. tekdiver500ft

    tekdiver500ft I'm your Huckleberry... Supporting Member

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    Very cool. My first bass was a fretless, and that will always be my love. Unfortunately, that one had other issues, so I had to get rid of it, but I am still on the prowl for another good one.
  4. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

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    Have fun with it!
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  6. enricogaletta

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  7. Marial

    Marial Proud Papa Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the fretless world!

    It's mwahvelous.

    And yes, as soon as I typed that I threw up in my mouth a little.
  8. bswag

    bswag Not a Real Bass Player Supporting Member

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    It's always best to fret less. Fretless rules!
  9. zontar

    zontar

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    I'm hoping you have a great experience with it as I did today playing with other people for the first time.
  10. Strat Hater

    Strat Hater

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    I am renting an Ibanez to see if I like it. Have owned fretlesses before but never an active one. Seems ok. I love the feel of the neck, but the treble when turned up makes the higher strings sound tinny. Well atleast I am only renting it. I might see if I can find a used Jazz fretless around though
  11. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Supporting Member

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    Moved to Basses.

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