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Looking for fretless 5 bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Xoikimo, Jul 31, 2013.


  1. Xoikimo

    Xoikimo

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a fretless 5 string around the £600 mark but I can't seem to find one. :( you guys know where I could find one? Or atleast what I should be looking for... Thanks

    (I'm wanting to move onto fretless)
     
  2. king rew

    king rew

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  3. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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  4. SteveC

    SteveC

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    $800 us...

    Maybe a Lakland? The best fretless I've played is Roscoe but you can't find those - even used - for less than $1,500.
     
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  6. atracksler

    atracksler Supporting Member

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  7. dkelley

    dkelley

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    my fretless 5 string USA built ernie ball musicman sub is pretty freaking amazing... only available used (stopped making in mid 2000s), I paid $600 used I think for mine with a gig bag. It's the best fretless bass I've ever owned by far. and I played fretless almost exclusively and professionally through the end of the 80s through the early 90s.
     
  8. inthebassclef

    inthebassclef Supporting Member

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  9. SteveC

    SteveC

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    Carvin is a well made, inexpensive alternative. I had a Carvin fretless 6 for a while. I didn't care for the electronics (big Bartolini guy here) but I replaced them and it sounded pretty good.
     
  10. cbass92

    cbass92

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    I have a Carvin B2 5 String Fretless (Brian Bromberg model), and I absolutely love it. It's a little pricier, but the balance, feel, and tone of the bass were worth it for me.
     

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