Zon vs Warwick fretless

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  1. btn

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    I had my heart set on a new 6 string Modulus fretless, but was stunned to find out they went out of business. I am now trying to decide between either a 6 string fretless Thumb or Legacy. I love the idea of a carbon neck, but also love the warm, "woody" look of the Warwicks. Does the carbon neck make much of a difference tonally? Also, would the phenowood board last longer then a standard wood board?

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  2. wmheilma

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    Yes the graphite sounds quite unique. There are no dead spots I can find anywhere. It sounds especially great with a BIG PA. You might find a Modulus fretless 6 used if you are lucky. My Q6 has frets. My fretless is similar to a Warwick. It is great with wenge neck, bubinga body, and ebony board!
     
  3. lz4005

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    They're going to sound very different.
    Phenowood is harder than natural wood and will give a brighter, more upper-mid heavy sound.
     
  4. btn

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    How about from a durability standpoint? Is phenowood longer-lasting than natural ebony?
     
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  6. Marial

    Marial Pooped Gold Supporting Member

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    They both have their pros and cons, but to my ears no fretless sings like a Zon, with Pedulla being number two.
     
  7. lz4005

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    Should be, yes. It's more wear resistant in terms of string grooves, but can crack from impacts that would only dent wood.
     
  8. Brother Goose

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    If your amenable to a 34" 5 string fretless- check out my Warwick PRO M 5 for sale. Has a very deep and focused sound- I'm just looking to reinvest.
     
  9. steven conley

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    I have a 1997 Corvette Standard made in West Germany Bubinga, wenge. It is passive in excellent to mint condition. West Germany written on the tuners. Also I have a 2007 Warwick Corvette Standard Fretless Bubinga, wenge, and ebony fretboard. Passive also in mint condition. Made in Germany. Both for sale. Working up towards a Fodera.
     

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