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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)
    http://www.rondomusic.bigstep.com/item.jhtml?UCIDs=850849|940496&PRID=1393509

    http://www.rondomusic.bigstep.com/item.jhtml?UCIDs=850849|940496&PRID=812851
     
  2. IMO, an unlined fretless 5 would be harder than a fretted 6.
     
  3. hanales

    hanales

    Jul 12, 2003
    Youngstown, OH
    Personally,
    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

    Figjam

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

    WOOFMAN

    Mar 12, 2003
    USA, PNW
    AT THAT PRICE GET ONE OF EACH.
     
  6. lbanks

    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 Staff Member Supporting Member

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