Happy New Year, first thing I did...bought a bass! :)

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  1. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

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    Long story short, I've found myself gravitating toward fretless basses. It began as an effort to improve my intonation, but really morphed into an appreciation of what fretless basses are capable of. After trying out a slew of them and buying (and subsequently selling) a couple here on TB, I found out what I like and what I don't.

    That being said...

    I just bought an Acacia bass but have never played one :D

    Pics and review to come!

    Excited about this bass, I've read *every* thread on these basses.
     
  2. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

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    pics
     

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    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

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    many more to come once I get the bass, will write the post number in the original thread once up :)
     
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  6. smcd

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    Super high quality boutique bass. I've always wanted one.
     
  7. vmabus

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    Me too!
    The only Epi Zenith fretless for sale in the U.S. was on Amazon, of all places. Used, but claimed to be 100% (we'll see), with hard case. Can't wait...
     

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    Darn! Order cancelled, out of stock. Have too wait some more...
     
  9. Rumblefisher

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    There are a couple on eBay (the amber one is a decent price) and there's a discount one selling at the Commack NY Guitar Center.
     
  10. vmabus

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    Thanx, but those all have speed bumps (frets). I talked with Derek at Sweetwater; they have just a few coming, all fretted, but good for someone.

    Just found this one on eBay for cheap - new blemished, with warranty. I never thought fretless was so hard to find...
     

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  11. smcd

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    Hard to find? There are well over 400 fretless basses for sale on ebay right now.
     
  12. Rumblefisher

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    Not sure what you are looking for in a fretless (lined, unlined, nut width, etc) or what your budget is, but I can't say enough good things about the German Warwick Corvettes. You can find those for anywhere between $500-800 and they feel and sound great!
     
  13. WoodyG3

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    Hey Rumble, way cool bass. Congrats!
     
  14. Templar

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    That Acacia is beautiful. Are those Lane Poor pickups and bubinga facings? Interested to know what it weighs when you get it.

    Anyway 'grats on a way cool bass.
     
  15. Rumblefisher

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    Thank you. Yes, it looks like Bubinga and those are Lane Poor pups. The one by the neck is narrow aperture and the one by the bridge is wide aperture. Both single coils. Passive sig Matt Friedman electronics to boot. Really looking forward to this! :)
     

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