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BEST Fretless 6-string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TravellinMan, Aug 3, 2003.


  1. TravellinMan

    TravellinMan

    Jan 11, 2003
    NW Indiana
    What is a good fretless 6 to get? Am looking to go fretless an was wondering what ya thought?

    Take Care
    TravellinMan
     
  2. that's a broad question my bass playing friend. What 6 string fretless is the best for you largely depends on the price range you're looking for and what style of music you play. If you let us know about those two facts we can aid you much easier:)
     
  3. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Here you go. Fodera Anthony Jackson Fretless 6-string with a Walnut top, dual-coil pickups and the Mike Pope/Fodera circuit.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. The true answer to any "best bass" questions, Carl Thompson.
     
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Based on you playing how many of them? ;)
     
  6. F Bass
    Fodera
    Elrick
    Zon
    Hanewinckel
    Alembic
    Ken Smith
    Roscoe
    MTD
    Benevente
    Nordstrand
    Stambaugh
    Warrior

    and many more.
     
  7. That bass is just too pretty.
     
  8. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    well, george furlanetto seems to thing that his alain caron 6 is the king of all fretless basses. i won't argue with him. the AC6 is one bad mutha...the best? jeez, i dunno...
     
  9. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    For me, it'd be a Pedulla Hexabuzz with Lightwave pickups.

    THAT would rock my socks off on about a dozen different levels.
     
  10. Uh, ...I .....Uh, I...... SHUTTUP!!!!:bawl:
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    :D

    TravellinMan, what is your budget? I have played good fretlesses for $600, awesome fretlesses for $1200, and top notch fretlesses for $2500+.
     
  12. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Man I would kill for that A.J. fretless 6.
    Great bass!!!!!
     
  13. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    I kind of like mine:
     
  14. [​IMG]

    can't...stop...drooling...:D :p
     
  15. Matt R Miller

    Matt R Miller

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    modulus...

    ...mmmmmmmmmm graphite
     
  16. Whappo Grande

    Whappo Grande

    Feb 9, 2002
    Santa Clara, CA.
    Manager: AccuGroove Speakers
    There are a few great fretless basses out there. F Bass is excellent (which I've owned) & here's my current favorite, my Ritter Classic 6 String Fretless (lined) w/ Buckeye Burl Top.


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  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    [​IMG]

    Stambaugh, Elrick, Elrick, Brubaker, Zon, Stambaugh

    These builders offer 6 string fretlesses.
     
  18. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    Wow! That is some serious top! What a beauty.