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Baby's First Fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by furtim, Jan 14, 2001.

  1. furtim


    Dec 12, 1999
    Boston, MA, USA
    Hey, I've finally got a pic of my new Midnight Wine MIM Fretless Jazz on the web. Unless you're John Turner, you know you're jealous:


    I cannot stress enough how much I absolutely ADORE this bass. :D
  2. dude do you adore this thing or what?
    i adore the color, if i bought a jazz it would be in the same color. nice choice
  3. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000


    Same color as mine, the only differences are that mine is a 5 string FRETTED. Oh well. I can still wish I had a fretless.
  4. JoelT


    Aug 7, 2000
    Yep, that's very nice...great color. :)

    Man, I really want a Jazz bass (this always happens when I watch the Jaco video ;)). The thing is, I think that's the first type of bass the salesman showed me before I bought the Ibanez GSR200. I remember thinking the body of the Jazz was ugly...I am <i>such</i> an idiot. :) Oh well...someday.

  5. furtim


    Dec 12, 1999
    Boston, MA, USA
    The J-Bass off-set body is one of the sexiest shapes in all of bassdom. Next to JT's Conklins, anyway... :eek:
  6. Furtim is right, the J is definitely one of the sexiest bodies in bassdom. Only Elle McPherson is better. What? She's not a bass player? Hell, who cares?
  7. JoelT


    Aug 7, 2000
    Yeah, I'm starting to realize that. Well, in my defense (and to justify the decision to myself ;)), the GSR200 was also $100 cheaper than the Jazz, and since it was my first bass and I wasn't sure if I'd stick with it, I didn't want to spend a lot. Plus, they had the GSR200 in black. :D

    But it looks like the plan for my next bass is changing. It was going to be a better six string to replace my SR406, but maybe it will be a Jazz instead. It's still a long way off, so I have time to think about it. Until then, I have all these pretty pictures to stare at. :)

  8. Cirrus

    Cirrus Guest

    Apr 30, 2000
    Las Vegas, NV
    Nurse, this man needs a razor, stat!

  9. furtim


    Dec 12, 1999
    Boston, MA, USA
    Lol! Yeah, yeah. I know. I'm just too lazy to shave, is all. ;)
  10. darthspada


    Jan 20, 2001
    Lancaster, PA
    Pretty bass, man. I learned on a fretless Jazz that the bassist in a band I played guitar in owned. It took a while to get used to frets when I bought my own bass. Have you tried flatwounds on it? You'll get a killer tone!
  11. furtim


    Dec 12, 1999
    Boston, MA, USA
    The fretless Jazzes ship with flats. :) And the tone is great. Reminds me of playing Double Bass when I dig in sometimes...

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