12 fretted bass...????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DaemonDeus, Aug 27, 2001.

  1. DaemonDeus

    DaemonDeus Guest

    Apr 18, 2001
    I was in a shop one day and i found this bass, it had twealve fretts and the rest of it was frettless, it was beutiful, andi have no idea what kind it was and i havent been able to find anywhere, could anyone help me with my search?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Basses like that are usually custom made.
  3. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
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    Here's what a semi-fretless looks like for those of you who don't want to click around...
  5. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Nice. I am considering this very option for my bass - defretting part of the fretboard to have the options of both fretted and fretless sounds.

    The only thing stopping me is that I worry that the action of the strings would be too high at the higher fretless parts because of the frets at the lower parts. I like my action low.

    Has anyone had personal experience with these partially fretless basses?