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best for fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RS, Jun 30, 2001.


  1. RS

    RS

    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Any unique advantages/disavantages of a thru neck vs bolt on neck for fretless bass? Does a thru neck have potentially more mwah, everything else being equal of course?
     
  2. IMO, the setup, quality of construction and your technique are the most important factors on a fretless. The most expressive fretless I've played is a bolt-on (Zon Lightwave). I played a Fender Jaco Jazz relic and a Roscoe a couple of weeks ago that were amazing and were, of course, bolt-ons. I also played a Pedula Pentabuzz that was excellent that was neck thru.

    Jeff
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Neck-thru's TEND to have longer sustain, whereas bolt-on's TEND to cut through better.