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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 5StringThunder, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. 5StringThunder


    Dec 28, 2012
    Can anyone recommend a good 5 string fretless on a budget under $1000?
  2. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Plenty of used Carvin 5ers can be found for under a grand. Great American made basses that happen to have awful resale value.
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  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama

    Just snagged this LB76PF off Ebay for $599 shipped..

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    Spec'd the same bass out on the Carvin website and it would run $1,408 new..
  5. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Used EBMM Stingray
  6. lowendfriend

    lowendfriend Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2008
    Outer Cape Cod
    Used Lakland 55-01 Fretless with Ebony FB

  7. Wallace320


    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Alder black satin body, unlined ebony fretless fingerboard, 34", 24 frets

    Bought for new last week for €. 400,00
    ($. 520.00) coupled it with a Warwick WA300 head (adviced by Mr. Andy Irvine in person:)) payed €. 300,00 ($. 400.00)
    This setup it's gonna induct me into the magic world of fretless bass playin' (in thrash metal)
    I'm very excited

  8. Liam76


    Dec 28, 2012
    You can get a Schecter studio 5 fretless for (usually) under $700.
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  10. Thomas Kievit

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

    Ibanez GWB35BKF, used Sandberg California basses, Yamaha TRB 1005F (if you can find one), Warwick Rockbass Corvette Classic, Steinberger Synapse XS-15FPA.
  11. MyMusic


    Jun 1, 2010
    Dover, De
    I just spec'd out a Carvin B50F for $888 plus shipping. Exellent instrument.

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