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5 Fretless Or 6 Fretted, What Do You Think?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B'Aces High, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. Well i have decided i really like the 5 string fretless bubinga bass and the 6 string fretted At Rondo, and am seriously considering getting one or the other. But...

    Im not sure which to choose...i never owned a fretless...so i know that would take some getting used to. But i never played a 6 string either...so i dunno if i could adapt to that.

    So what do you guys think might be easier for me to adapt too?

    5 string fretless or 6 string fretted?

    (just for the record i perfer the look of the 6 string)

  2. IMO, an unlined fretless 5 would be harder than a fretted 6.
  3. hanales


    Jul 12, 2003
    Youngstown, OH
    I started with a fretted six, and then moved on to fretless. Now I play fretted AND fretless 6'es. I can't go back to 5's anymore, since I don't like playing up the neck.

    I'm getting the new rondo 6 fretted tomorrow in the mail, if I like it, I may pick up the fretless as well. I'll post a review.
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I think a 5 string fretless would be cooler.


    Mar 12, 2003
    USA, PNW
  6. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    If I hadn't just got a 5, I'd get the 6:meh:
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Why not get both? That's what I did. Get one now, and when you get the money, buy the other one.

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